As a youngster we dropped for Merle in per night in Paradise — an easy method cheezy confection by which she is combined with Turhan Bey. The looked at Merle crossing paths with Maria Montez within the Universal commisary is just too delicious. David, I recall Powell stating that and in addition thought it had been insanely odd. We get the impression that many Hollywood individuals, whatever sort of casual slurs they might utter, simply sort of shrugged it off–when these weren’t resting with both sexes like rabbits in temperature, this is certainly. (that is not a critique, head you, i do believe the part that is rabbits-in-heat certainly one of Hollywood’s great charms. ) I’ve heard of Turhan Bey extravaganza and seeing Oberon in costume because of it simply allows you to genuinely believe that individuals were consciously ignoring the most obvious. It absolutely was exactly about deniability, i assume. P.S. Warmest congrats from the Red Shoes gig!! Which will be a pleasure to read. To celebrate the bicentenary of Chopin’s delivery this I’m hoping to track down and re-watch A Song to Remember, with Cornel Wilde as Chopin and Queenie herself as George Sand, always trying to steal Chopin away to Majorca year. We remember it as being a film that is truly terrible but i am not exactly the snob I happened to be whenever I saw it (or maybe a new kind of snob). It will have one or more priceless scene, though: while Chopin, newly found its way to Paris from Poland, has been told he is too old to be a young child prodigy ( that he truly is), he hears their music being played when you look at the space door that is next. Whom should really be playing it however the planet’s best pianist, Franz Liszt? Chopin joins into the performance, and also as the 2 guys shake fingers, they’re going on playing the songs, one hand each. Ridiculous. Marvellous. My fave rabbit-in-heat has long been Burt Lancaster. David, my favorite RIH is Oliver Reed. He had been therefore unapologetically sleazy it becomes actually endearing. Estienne, the Chopin was seen by me movie many years and many years ago, and I also do not remember that scene. I really do keep in mind Paul Muni planning to see Oberon-as-Sand whenever Chopin is dying. She is posing for the painter (wait she isn’t about to go running off to some deathbed for it) and icily tells Muni. I will still remember her snapping, «Continue, Mr. Delacroix! » But that is about all I am able to dredge up from memory. We bet it seems great, however. Anybody seen Queenie in This Love of Ours, dir. William Dieterle? Could be worthwhile, with him during the helm. Showing on which took place with Oberon, things have not changed that much. The Hawaiian born Maggie Q had to visit Hong Kong in order to become a film star. She actually is just gotten a few supporting functions in big Hollywood movies, although a revival regarding the television show Nikita might alert the public to what us Hong Kong movie watchers have actually recognized for a long time. Nor may be the demand racially casting that is correct to the side for the hemisphere, as there have been complaints regarding Ms. Quigley’s starring within the duration epic Three Kingdoms. Ah, but Song to keep in mind has its own priceless scenes (if he continues on this concert trip it will probably literally and also destroy him! » «Discontinue that so-called polonaise nonsense! Though i really hope my memory is not playing tricks): «» Ida Lupino as Cathy, though I hear Yojimboen clucking skeptically 3,000 kilometers away. In reality, Delacroix’s portrait of Sand had been a dual portrait with Chopin (this is actually the famous one on innumerable Chopin tracks). He later slice the canvas in 2. Peter, whenever Lincoln Center revived Carousel a little while straight straight back they cast a black colored woman in a vital part and you also would not think the whining from many people. Maggie Q is definitely great, she has that don’t-fuck-with-me-I’m-a-goddess quality that we revere in most my feminine stars. XT, i did not also recognize Delacroix actually painted Sand, we thought which was the moviemakers saying, «let’s slot an additional duration celebrity! » the method they so frequently did. Now that I cast straight back my memory I appear to remember that there’s a lot of «should Chopin FIGHT for Poland! » material. Could it be on DVD, We wonder? Siren, do you ever reach begin to see the Epic That Never had been? If we recall, we talked about it right here a couple of years ago. I am to you from the Merle appeal. Really breathtaking, but little draw. June Duprez, in the other hand, place the whammy on me personally years back. When American film Classics revealed movie that is american (without disruption, believe it or not), I viewed (and re-watched) June when you look at the faux horror movie, The Brighton Strangler (1945). No achievement that is major nonetheless it possessed a weird aura about this. Forgive my stupidity, but exactly what’s a bunny in temperature? A bit is read by me about Merle Oberon’s denial of her mom into the Norma Shearer biography. I possibly couldn’t assist but hate her a bit. We have pale skin therefore does my mom but my grandmother is really A dominican that is dark-skinned woman blended history of Spanish, Taino and African. My mom (nor we for instance) would never ever reject her, or conceal her, or refer to her as such a thing aside from exactly exactly what she actually is. I realize that Merle Oberon originates from another right time, but I am able to never ever get together again the denial of just one very own’s history. In my experience it is simply simple incorrect. Great post! Many thanks. Siren, if we had been adept at these things we’d offer a hyperlink to D’s Sand portrait. Delacroix ended up being a tremendously friend that is close of and Sand. I do believe most of us concur that the filming of imaginative genius (ok, perhaps perhaps not Sand, though she had been a fantastic girl) is hopeless. The reason, i do believe, Impromptu worked so well had been so it portrayed contemporary «creative» types masquerading as Chopin, Liszt (Julian Sands, for Jesus’s benefit! ), Delacroix, Sand (do not keep in mind if Musset made the cut). Flickhead, that is simply me personally selecting an animal that seemingly have a love life that is active. I guess I possibly could also provide gone with kitties or dogs and even pigeons. Raquelle, this entire piece ended up being me personally determining whether or perhaps not to hate Merle. We still have not composed my brain and perhaps We never ever will. I might simply just take every thing compiled by Higham and Moseley having a grain that is huge of, honestly. Oberon ended up being an extremely good actress. Wuthering Heights had been great along with her performance in Divorce of Lady X showed her comic skill aswell. We additionally like Beloved Enemy and First works Courage with Brian Aherne. I’m not sure why Oberon is really so usually maligned, frankly. We usually seen her known as simply gorgeous and that bothers me personally. Demonstrably many people are eligible for their opinion, but we wonder just just how much gossip about her remedy for her mother effect people’s judgment of her skill. Sweet to see some shout-outs to June Duprez. None however the heart that is lonely a better movie on her behalf being with it. I believe that Cathy in «WUTHERING HEIGHTS» had been one of her most readily useful functions. Oberon had been crazy sufficient into the part without going over-the-top. And I also question that Wyler could have permitted her to portray Cathy this kind of an over-emotional way. Have actually I ever been a fan that is major of? No, I have never. But we nevertheless think that she ended up being quite a damn good actress whenever the part demanded it. Wyler’s »Wuthering Heights» is decent in many respects, it receives the nature that is brutal of class relations within the guide and Olivier is Heathcliff but Merle Oberon is simply too innocent and too good which Cathy was not.

As a youngster we dropped for Merle in per night in Paradise — an easy method cheezy confection by which she is combined with Turhan Bey. </p> <h2>The looked at Merle crossing paths with Maria Montez within the Universal commisary is just too delicious. </h2> <p>David, I recall Powell stating that and in addition thought it had been insanely odd. We get the impression that many Hollywood individuals, whatever sort of casual slurs they might utter, simply sort of shrugged it off–when these weren’t resting with both sexes like rabbits in temperature, this is certainly. (that is not a critique, head you, i do believe the part that is rabbits-in-heat certainly one of Hollywood’s great charms. ) I’ve heard of Turhan Bey extravaganza and seeing Oberon in costume because of it simply allows you to genuinely believe that individuals were consciously ignoring the most obvious. It absolutely was exactly about deniability, i assume. </p> <h2>P.S. Warmest congrats from the Red Shoes gig!! Which will be a pleasure to read. </h2> <p>To celebrate the bicentenary of Chopin’s delivery this I’m hoping to track down and re-watch A Song to Remember, with Cornel Wilde as Chopin and Queenie herself as George Sand, always trying to steal Chopin away to Majorca year. We remember it as being a film that is truly terrible but i am not exactly the snob I happened to be whenever I saw it (or maybe a new kind of snob).</p> <p>

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