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Sep 06 2017

OTD: Yul Marries,Macy Screams,Fellini Premieres

on this day in showbiz-related history...

1944Yul Brynner marries his first wife,actress Virginia Gilmore,in Los Angeles.They're both in their mid 20s.She's already made 15 movies but he's just starting out with two Broadway shows under his belt.Their marriage will last 16 years and they will have one child together.Rock Brynner (their son) will go on to writea book about his dad and their family history.

1954Federico Fellini'sLa Stradapremieres at the Venice Film Festival and goes on to win the Best Foreign Film Oscar.Fellini will go on to completely own that category,winning thrice more withThe Nights of Cabiria(1957),8½(1963),andAmarcord(1974)

Macy Gray,The King's Speech,and more after the jump...

1967Macy Gray is born.Do you think her first scream was already delivered with the trademark raspiness?Happy 50th Macy!She's largely stuck to music but she's also quite a charismatic screen presence.See:The Paperboyand her award worthy cameo inFor Colored Girls

1984Amadeushas its world premiere in Los Angeles and opens two weeks later.It will go on to a near sweep of the Oscars losing only two of its categories (Cinematography and Editing both go to亚博主页The Killing Fieldsinstead)

2002Swimfanopens in movie theaters.I have no idea why we're marking the occasion but to sayHelloooo Jesse Bradford circa 2002.

2010The King's Speechpremieres at Telluride (though it officially premiered at TIFF four days later) starting their 'Best Picture's premiere at Telluride' legend/myth.(Yes,they usually show there.No,they don't always premiere there.)

Kalani QueypoHappy Birthday to Them!
Oscar Nominees: Rosie Perez and Naomie Harris

Other Actors: Swoosie Kurtz (!!!),Idris Elba,Anika Noni Rose,Jane Curtin,Justina Machado,Kalani Queypo (The New Worldand the new seriesJamestown),Yang Kuei-mei,and Jo Anne Worley fromLaugh-In.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Max Schreck ofNosferatulegend (Willem Dafoe was Oscar-nominated playing him inShadow of the Vampire),John Mitchum (brother of Robert and frequent Clint Eastwood co-star),frequent studio era villain Otto Kruger (High Noon,Dracula's Daughters,Saboteur).

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I think this is the first time I've ever seen Yul Brenner with hair.Still a babe.

I met Jesse Bradford once about a decade ago when he was filming something here in Baltimore,and he was nice enough to take a picture with me.Of course,this was in the days of flip phones,so I was not able to retain the photo.

The King's Speechis a perfect example of the kind of film which I enjoyed thoroughly upon its theatrical release then soured on quickly as it steamrolled its way through awards season.

Who else would love to see Academy Award nominees Rosie Perez and Naomie Harris in a movie together (lesbian wives going through a bitter divorce and child custody battle)?Or Idris Elba and Anika Noni Rose in a movie together (a sexy romantic drama about adulterous affair between two people trapped in loveless marriages)?

September 6,2017 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

Giulietta Masina in La Strada,like one of the 10 best performances of all time (she made me cry like a baby).You know she requested personally for someone to play the theme from La Strada by Nino Rota in her funeral.

I love when two souls like Federico & Giulietta collaborate in life and make sublime art together.That's different from a muse-art relationship,since they're equals and partners in crime,like Gena & John,Bergman & Liv...

September 6,2017 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

Jesse Bradford circa now is still very hot.

September 6,2017 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

Troy H - I'm already queuing for both of those movies!

Nathaniel - please don't forget Macy Gray's brilliant cameo in Training Day.God,she's a commanding screen presence.Part of me would love to see her in a Leading Role,part of me wonders if I could ever be prepared for it...

September 6,2017 | Unregistered Commenterkermit_the_frog

"Helloooo Jesse Bradford circa 2002"

Yep.Big time.

Remember when Erika Christensen was the next big thing?

September 6,2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

Oh my god,I *totally* remember seeing SwimFan in the theater!!!!What a delightfully terrible film.

September 6,2017 | Unregistered CommenterJakey

I met Jesse Bradford at a screening and Q&A forHappy Endings(a very underrated film) and got his autograph.Very cool guy.

September 6,2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Jesse Bradrford yes!

September 7,2017 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

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