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What a character; Virginia Weidler

So who did I choose out of years and years of amazing actors? I decided to go with Virginia Weidler. Why little miss Virginia? Well, first of all, she is a big part of two of my all-time favorite films, The Philadelphia Story and The Women. This girl worked with the best of the best! Norma Shearer, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, and Katharine Hepburn. So why is so such an unknown face today? I have been in search of this concrete answer for years. I guess you can chalk it up to a couple different things. 1) This lovely mom passed away at the age of 41 of a heart condition. or 2) She was best known as a child star and probably just didn’t find her niche as an adult. Both of these possibilities are sad. Born in California in 1927, Virginia was one of six children and made her film debut around the age of 4. Her biggest success was The Philadelphia Story, and if you have not seen that, go find it now! I prefer her as a kid sis in The Philadelphia Story. Lydia The Tattooed Lady on the piano is

About me

  The lovely Kellee over at   Outspoken and Freckled  reminded me that in all the excitement of my 11 classic film questions, I had forgotten to list my 11 things about myself. I guess in all honesty I prefer to discuss classic more than myself but, I digress. Here are my 11 rando things about myself. 1) I actually in a different way, full filled my “life long dream”. My dream as a kid was to be a photographer or writer and who did I want to work for? The President of the United States. I wanted to be his personal photographer who traveled with him or his speechwriter. I discovered that dream when I was in about 5th grade and a few weeks ago I didn't exactly conquer that actual dream but what I did do was cover the President as a member of the press (I work for a newspaper) and I got to both write about him and photograph him. So, My “life long dream” came true in a different way the year I turned 29. 2) I was a classic movie fan for a few years before I ever watched on Katharine H

My first award!

I was thrilled to discover I recently received a Liebster award from one of my favorite Twitter gals and fellow blogger/cinema soul mate Kellee over at   Outspoken & Freckled   Thank you Kellee!  The Liebster award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers. It’s a great way to promote bloggers and find new ones. I am excited about this so, on with the show. Here are the Rules: 1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves. 2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you. 3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to. 4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post. 5. Go to their page and tell them. Kellee let me know on Twitter, loved that! 6. NO TAG BACKS. Although I will answer my own questions. And my eleven questions: 1. What is your earliest classic film memory? My earliest film memory was kind of a two-part answer, My grandfather loved the Three Stooges and always had my sister and I staying up late

Curly Howard; Gone Too Soon Blogathon

Today I am venturing into my first Blog-a-thon and it's a good one. I have linked up with   http://cometoverhollywood.com/ . Curly Howard is not someone who is known for feature films, or by his birth name Jerome Lester Horwitz. He is known as the bald, chubby stooge who takes the brunt of his brother's “abuse” in the wonderfully loved Three Stooges Shorts. As much as I sincerely adore all the stooges, I was horrified to read that Curly did not live a charmed life. He was at times a lonely drinker who was terrible with money and worse with women. What I found out has made it sad for me to watch the Three Stooges on some days. Just knowing that random strangers would see Curly on the street and poke, kick, and hit him thinking it was funny just makes me sad. Curly was described as quiet when offset (when sober) but, kind. He was known to enjoy people and always want to be with people. Curly was married several times, sadly to women who used him only for his money. After his firs