This week I spent a few quiet moments watching some old movies that I had recorded earlier in the summer. I often peruse AMC and Turner Classics for the oldies, the ones that we watched when I was a kid, and would have been considered old then!
I started with a movie that had been loosely based on a novel called Tish. The movie starred Marjorie Main and Zasu Pitts, and many other actors you would recognize. The book regaled us with the adventures of a strong-willed maiden aunt who is way beyond her time period, her skill level shall we say, and any reasoning that her nephew can exert.
From there I went on to The Canterville Ghost, starring Robert Young (very young), Margaret O’Brien (my dad had a crush on her all of his life), and Charles Laughton as the ghost. Set in England during WWII, Cuffy (Robert Young) is destined to save his long-lost ancestor, Sir Simon (the ghost) from living all of eternity in shame. This is accomplished and all is right with the world!
The last film was The Grand Hotel with the stellar cast of Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Joan Crawford, and Wallace Beery. Every time I watch this I focus on a different actor’s performance, there is just so much going on that you can’t possibly absorb the entire movie in one viewing. And Joan Crawford had some killer gloves on in one scene that I wouldn’t mind owning!
Off to do some work, please join Kimmie and the rest of the tea group!
Enjoy, happy day to you, Christen
PS: please take a look at Lizbeth’s adventures, she has missed many months of the Dress Up challenge, but she is back now!