BEGUILING MELODIES #1: I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Lyrics by Dorothy Fielding, Music by Jimmy McHugh, as heard in Bringing Up Baby “It’s extraordinary how potent cheap… Read more Thoughts on music in movies, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, by George Kaplan →
BEAUTIFUL BABY! A paleontologist with a missing bone; a crazily adorable heiress; a refrigerator-cold fiancee; two (that’s TWO!) leopards, one of which is wild, the other named Baby with a… Read more Thoughts on Bringing Up Baby (1938), by George Kaplan →
I let Mr. Lester write the title of this post… tawdry Hollywood underground dirty secrets revealed… or not. Mostly not.
I’ve been on a binge lately, watching comedies from the Seventies. That’s the decade I grew up in. Ten at the start, almost twenty by the time it was all… Read more I let Mr. Lester write the title of this post… tawdry Hollywood underground dirty secrets revealed… or not. Mostly not. →
Hawks’ friend (and Hepburn’s sometime-boyfriend) Howard Hughes finally suggested Cary Grant for the role. Grant had just finished shooting his breakthrough romantic comedy The Awful Truth, and Hawks may have… Read more Bringing Up Baby – I just went gay all of a sudden →
David Huxley: Now it isn’t that I don’t like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I’m strangely drawn toward you, but – well, there haven’t been any… Read more Bringing Up Baby – Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Howard Hawks →
I understand Howard Hawks enjoyed talking to young people: And, mentoring talent: “We discovered Bacall was a little girl who, when she becomes insolent, becomes rather attractive. That was the… Read more HOWARD HAWKS →