Sunday, May 2nd 2010
Jack Donaghy’s Slo-mo Stages of Grief
30 Rock, episode 419: Argus
Daria Werbowy - Vogue Paris by Inez & Vinoodh, September 2007
Roseanne: What are you going to do this weekend?
Roseanne: Isn’t that what you did last weekend?
Darlene: I’m not finished.
From the Book “Marilyn: The Ultimate Look at the Legend” by James Haspiel in which he describes Marilyn’s walk to Elizabeth Arden in New York City.
“On a mild mid-morning…I was walking towards the Gladstone and as I arrived at the entrance I came upon a teenager standing outside with an 8-mm camera aimed directly at the hotel’s revolving door, which was already in motion. Marilyn came awhirl through the door and literally performed a 360-degree turn for his home-movie camera. She was dressed in an elegant black suit with a fur collar, her lustrous hair shoulder length, and was fully made up. Dazzling! (see photos above) She was about to walk from 52nd Street and Lexington Avenue over to the fifth Avenue beauty salon of Elizabeth Arden. So I walked side by side with her; naturally, to the utter frustration of this kid who was walking backwards with his movie camera pointed at us, because I was now unavoidably in all of his wonderful footage of Marilyn. In fact, although I sought him out over the following years, he never allowed me to see the candid film he took of Marilyn and me walking across town that day.
As she walked her famous walk in her very high black stiletto heels, cars and trucks just pulled over to the curb and drivers emerged from them shouting “Marilyn! Marilyn!” When we finally got the three blocks over to Fifth Avenue, we then had to walk uptown to 54th-55th Streets. As we arrived at the doorway to Elizabeth Arden’s salon, I heard the nearby sounds of an automobile crashing, and looked over to see a taxicab driver whose head was bobbing out of the passenger-side front window of his cab, the vehicle itself now embedded in the back end of a delivery truck! He had a gleeful smile on his face and was hollering, “Marilyn!” I tapped her on the shoulder and exclaimed “See what you did!” She gave me a very “Marilynesque” laugh and swept rather grandly into the salon.”
This video is very charming. I like candid pictures and videos because you can see stars out of the context of movies and professional publicity photo, and see just how beautiful they were in the context of ordinary life.
Christina Aguilera - Not Myself Tonight
David Boreanaz - Statement, January/February 2008
A very beautiful silent actress named Corinne Griffith, widely considered in those days to be the most beautiful actress in films.
As she aged, though, she was about the closest thing to Norma Desmond you’re likely to find:
“In 1966, within a few days, she married and divorced her fourth husband, Broadway actor Danny Scholl (Call Me Mister). Scholl was 45, more than 25 years Griffith’s junior. In court she testified that she was not Corinne Griffith. She claimed that she was the actresses’ younger (by twenty years) sister who had taken her place upon the famous sister’s death. Contradicting testimony by actresses Betty Blythe and Claire Windsor, who had both known her since the 1920s, did not shake her story. In 1974, Adele Whitely Fletcher, editor of Photoplay, said Griffith was still claiming that she was her own younger sister.”
Saturday, May 1st 2010
Ellen von Unwerth
Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow
The Piano Player (2010) by Mark Ryden