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2013 tcm SUTS blogathon Day 31: Rex Harrison

Welcome to DAY THIRTY-ONE of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon!  I can’t believe it’s over.

Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight Rex Harrison!  (Oh Rexy, you’re so … sorry, wrong era.)

First, a little Rex Harrison trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true), Harrison was, “… almost completely blind in the left eye as the result of a childhood bout of measles.”

SUTS and Oscar: Harrison was nominated for two Oscars, winning one:

Best Actor, 1963’s Cleopatra  (lost to Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field)

Best Actor, 1964’s My Fair Lady (won)

Now onto the blogging!

Rex Harrison My Fair Lady SUTS LTBX

The Lady Eve, of The Lady Eve’s Reel Life, helps us close out the blogathon with a dazzling look at the man and the actor in her piece, Unfaithfully Rex.

Margaret Perry, of The Great Katharine Hepburn, joins us one last time with some great Harrison quotes, as well as her list of Must- (and Might-) See Harrison films.

Brandie checks in one more time at The Moviola with her take on Harrison in Preston Sturges’ Unfaithfully Yours.

And Le from Critica Retro joins us one more time with a comparison of kings!  It’s Rex Harrison vs. Yul Brynner in a Siam smackdown for the ages!  (And remember … hit TRANSLATE!)

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2013 tcm SUTS blogathon Day 30: Kirk Douglas

Welcome to DAY THIRTY of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon!  Wow. Only one more day after this.

Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight Kirk Douglas!

First, a little Kirk Douglas trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true), Douglas turned down lead roles in “Cat Ballou” and “Stalag 17” that went to Lee Marvin and William Holden (respectively).  Those actors each won Best Actor Oscars for those roles.

SUTS and Oscar: In addition to receiving an Honorary Oscar in 1996 (“… for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.” – AMPAS), Doulas was nominated for three Oscars:

Best Actor, 1949’s Champion (lost to Broderick Crawford for All the King’s Men)

Best Actor, 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful  (lost to Gary Cooper for High Noon)

Best Actor, 1956’s Lust for Life (lost to Yul Brynner for The King and I)

Now onto the blogging!

Kirk Douglas Young Man With a Horn SUTS LTBX

Raquel from Out of the Past returns with her final contribution for the Blogathon: a look at Douglas in Young Man with a Horn.

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2013 tcm SUTS blogathon Day 29: Glenda Farrell

August 29, 2013 2 comments

Welcome to DAY TWENTY-NINE of the 2013 Summer Under the Stars blogathon!

Today we will spotlight bloggers who will spotlight Glenda Farrell!

First, a little Glenda Farrell trivia … According to IMDb (so it MUST be true), Farrell is buried at West Point.

SUTS and Oscar: Glenda Farrell was nominated for no Oscars.

Now onto the blogging!

Glenda Farrell SUTS LTBX

We welcome Carole and Co.  with a lovely tribute to Farrell. Check it out!

Travis at Cinemalacrum pays tribute to Farrell with a look at her performance in The Mystery of the Wax Museum

Cliff at Immortal Ephemera takes his final bow with a Farrell Picto-Sked

Jessica at Comet Over Hollywood honors Farrell with her piece Before Lois Lane There Was Torchy Blane

The Nitrate Diva makes her Blogathon debut with her excellent piece:  Technicolor Nightmare: Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Duke Mantee at Picture Spoilers returns with a great piece on George Stevens’ comedy The Talk of the Town

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