“Bing asked if I would do a cameo role in his new film, Here Comes the Groom.... The money was certainly right, and that crazy scene took only one day to film, so I agreed. The Paramount publicity department ... decided to hold the premiere in Elko, Nevado, where Bing happened to own a very large ranch. How they talked Bing into it I don't know, because he absolutely loathed any large affair, and this was to be a three-day event with planeloads of press being flown in from all over the country.... As I look back, I think he was a very shy, insecure man. The world looked upon him as one of the great talents, he just never saw himself in that light.” - Dorothy Lamour #bingcrosby#dorothylamour#philharris
How damn awesome is that?? I hope he’s happy I have a house full of music all the time. Man wonder if Old Blue eyes was here. 💕 my grandma would have loved that too 😊 #bingcrosby#music#thisoldhouse#home
Own it, grow, and become a better you! -✗✗ I have several cringe worthy moments 💀💀 .
Definitely learned lessons while coming into my own.
But bc of those MOMENTS, I feel like I have 'lived' a bit, instead of being a 👾.
This is such an awkward-but-funny photo of Bing and Frances Farmer that I decided to post it, despite the watermark. It’s a promo shot for Rhythm on the Range (1936), in which they starred together. Supposedly they got along very well, there were even some silly rumours about an affair (started because Bing bought her a one dollar Mexican bracelet when they were doing some outdoor scenes). Of course their career trajectories couldn’t have been more different. By the time Frances was committed to a mental institution, Bing could already look back on some brilliant achievements. That had to do with talent of course, and luck. But also power. The world back then was a men’s place, and a woman with ambitions (and opinions!) could have a very difficult time of it. Frances sadly did. So let’s remember her on the day of her birth.
David Bowie's good buddy Bing Crosby was known for his Christmas songs. He recorded so many and has television Christmas specials. His albums have been repackaged over and over and they sit in flea markets everywhere rotting away. Last week I ran across this still sealed Decca original featuring him and his wife. I've never seen this colorful version before. This Christmas it's getting a spin. Then I'll vomit.
"WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING?" Frances Farmer (born on this day in 1913) remains one of the most gifted but tragic actresses ever to work in Hollywood. Originally planning a career in journalism she controversially travelled to the Soviet Union during the early 1930s before signing a movie contract with Paramount. Success came quickly in William Wyler's film COME AND GET IT (1936), although rebelling against the studio system she made enemies. Wyler famously commented "The nicest thing I can say about Frances Farmer is that she is unbearable." Nevertheless she appeared with the likes of Cary Grant and Bing Crosby, but tiring of Hollywood she scored a success on Broadway in GOLDEN BOY and had a passionate association with its author, Clifford Odets. But suffering with paranoid schizophrenia, Farmer was arrested in 1943 and subsequently committed involuntarily into a psychiatric hospital for a number of horrific years. Here, unjustly confined, she suffered unimaginable horrors which she later bravely wrote about in an autobiography, published after her death in 1970. Jessica Lange played her in the 1982 biopic FRANCES, and the following year a television adaptation of her autobiography WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING? starred Susan Blakely. In 1993 Nirvana released the song "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle." The tragic personal legend of Frances Farmer continues to fascinate, although she would surely have been pleased to know that director Howard Hawks remembered her for other reasons: "She had more talent than anyone I ever worked with." #francesfarmer#jessicalange#susanblakely#nirvana#francesfarmerwillhaveherrevengeonseattle#comeandgetit#williamwyler#howardhawks#carygrant#bingcrosby#goldenboy#cliffordodets#classichollywoodactress#classichollywood#oldhollywood#oldhollywoodglamour#oldhollywoodglam#hollywood#broadway#movies#gay#instagay#gayicon#willtherereallybeamorning#frances#paramountpictures
Congratulations to Cheryl and David on 50 years of marriage! You cannot find a couple that is nicer or more genuine than these great people! I want to thank the Klein family for all of their kindness, and for having me be a part of the celebration this past weekend! I wish you two many more years of happiness! Thank you so much for including me...what a fun night!🥂🎉🎵 #anniversaryparty#50years#happycouple
Кристиан Диор 👗⠀
Будущий великий модельер Кристиан Диор в юности вел расслабленную жизнь сына обеспеченных родителей. Юношу всегда интересовало искусство, и он мечтал получить художественное образование. Однако родители считали, что художник – не профессия, и отправили сына в школу политических наук. 🎓⠀
В 30-х годах от благополучия семьи ничего не осталось и Диор отправился на поиски работы, поселившись у своего друга, художника мод. Кристиан стал и сам делать эскизы модных шляпок, которые внезапно стали покупать портные. Так Кристиан Диор попал в мир моды. 👠⠀
Прославила Диора его знаменитая коллекция 1947 года «нью лук». В этих силуэтах с тонкой талией он воплотил собственное представление о женственности, которой так не хватало после войны. С этой коллекции и на протяжении последующих десяти лет Кристиан Диор был признанным королем моды. 👑⠀
Художественными аллюзиями проникнуто всё творчество Диора, вплоть до названий силуэтов. В коллекции его произведений есть платья под названием «Лувр», «Бах» и «Камерная музыка», костюм «Вальтер Скотт» и многое другое. А на знаменитое платье «Miss Dior» кутюрье вдохновила картина Клода Моне «Сад художника в Живерни». Маэстро был очарован импрессионизмом и, по его признанию, тоже рисовал «идеализированную природу», только не на холсте, а на платьях. 🏟⠀
1 352 days ago
Genre: Musicalcomedy, Romance
Director: Charles Walters
Production company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Music by: Cole Porter
High Society is a glossy Technicolor-and-VistaVision musical remake of the 1940 movie "The Philadelphia Story", which was based on the homonymous play by Philip Barry. Apart from an outstanding cast (Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong on the same screen) the movie is characterised by delectable musical highlights such as Crosby and Armstrong's duet "Now you has jazz", Sinatra's solo "You're sensational" and Sinatra and Crosby's duet "Well did you evah". I honestly found the plot to be quite weak (it revolves around the wedding plans of Tracy - Grace Kelly - as she is torn between her ex husband and her future husband), but that is probably to blame on the main production. However, I certainly appreciated the excellent musical numbers and the overflowing quantity of talent delivered by the protagonists: we have Armstrong's sweet music, Sinatra and Crosby's incomparable voices and charm and Kelly's baffling versatility as she - future Princess of Monaco - assumes the role of a classy lady who doesn't always seem to fit into the bourgeois way of life.
Ironically, High Society is Grace Kelly's last acting assignment before her departure from Hollywood to marry Prince Ranier of Monaco.
In conclusion, the movie is easy on the eyes: the shiny colors, the protagonists' charm and talent and the marvelous songs are a fantastic combination and they surely compensate for what the plot lacks.
I have the great pleasure to perform at all of the senior citizen centers around WNY! Here’s a funny little clip that someone took at the Tonawanda Senior Center last week...I got caught sipping my beer! Thank you to all my Tonawanda friends for dealing with my shenanigans!😂🎵🍺 #foronceinmylife#tonawandany#shenanigans
Looking forward my friends 🎙🎶🎹😉👌
November 17th in Gut Hohenholz 🍷🍴
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Finally watched The Country Girl (1954) and i have several things to say:
1. This movie is horribly underrated.
2. I take back every word i’ve ever said about Grace Kelly being an overrated actress.
3. I don’t know if this changes how i feel about The ASIB academy award controversy, but i know that if anyone was robbed of a best actor award it was Bing Crosby holy sH—
And 4. If you are one of the people that hasn’t seen this film and blindly insists Judy was robbed of the Academy Award, i strongly urge you to watch it. Like asap.
(Im gonna be dead tired for my 9am class tomorrow but it was worth it.)
#thecountrygirl#gracekelly#bingcrosby #1954 #oldhollywood#goldenagecinema#goldenageofhollywood#classicfilm