Sign me up to live in Bing Crosby's farmhouse in Holiday Inn (1942) any day of the week.
2) Film you've discovered in the past year that you are obsessed with?
A little over a year ago I discovered Sunday in New York (1963). I've been obsessed ever since.
3) Name an actor/actress you've recently discovered that you've been "binge-watching", or in other words, watching and reading everything you can on them.
4) What film do you love all the costumes in?
Designing Woman (1957) - From casual to formal, I want all of Bacall's clothes.
Especially this dress!
5) What actor/actress do you wish you looked like?
6)If you could change the ending of a film, which film would it be and how would it end (here's your chance to help somebody live!)?
Little Women (all versions and book) - I have always wanted Laurie and Jo to end up together.
7) What classic movie set do you wish had been preserved (not the house you chose above)?
The nightclub from Swing Time (1936) - it's gorgeous!
Because a picture doesn't do it justice...
8) If you were stranded on an island (with a TV and DVD player that were solar-powered of course), what 10 movies would you want to have with you (any decade)?
1. Casablanca (1942)
2. Follow the Fleet (1936)The next three - just because I'm on an island doesn't mean I have to give up my holiday cheer:
3. White Christmas (1954)
4. Easter Parade (1948)
5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
6. The More the Merrier (1943)
7. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
8. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
9. Pillow Talk (1959)
10. The Big Sleep (1946) - This one because maybe after years of watching it I'd finally be able to make sense of the story.
Time to get serious. My question:
TV Land recently pulled "Dukes of Hazzard" due to the prominent display of the Confederate flag in its episodes, most notably on Bo's car, the General Lee. Similarly, New York Post film critic Lou Lumernick suggests that Gone with the Wind (1939) belongs in a museum, i.e. not in mainstream circulation. Do you agree? Why or why not?
10) What decade would you have liked to be a movie star in and why?
Tough one. Probably during pre-code (the early '30s). There were a lot of juicy roles for women, and dance was in the early stages, so maybe I would be good enough for a chorus girl role. Oooh, that cements it. I could be in a Busby Berkeley number--sweet!
11) Favorite movie quote
"It took 15,000 men to take my place." Emma's (Mary Wickes) response to General Waverly (Dean Jagger) when he said he got along fine in the army without her. ~White Christmas (1954)