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Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill

Constance Cummings: Actress went from minor, long-eyelashed Hollywood leading lady in Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra movies to starring in West End plays by Eugene O'Neill, Noël Coward and William Shakespeare. Constance Cummings: Vastly underrated actress should be better remembered Actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned more than six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., died ten years ago on Nov. 23, '05. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, sincere, and elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at RKO or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood […]


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Constance Cummings: Vastly Underrated Actress Went from Harold Lloyd to Eugene O'Neill



Raquel Welch Quotes: 'Myra Breckenridge' & Mae West

Raquel Welch quotes on Mae West: A few years ago, Raquel Welch reminisced about Mae West (photo), with whom she co-starred in 20th Century Fox's 1970 epic disaster Myra Breckinridge. “I found her surreal,” Welch recalled. “Here was this star from the '30s who had this unbelievably different way of doing things. Now she's doing this movie in 1969/70, and she's never made a color movie before in her life. I wouldn't want to undertake that at 77. I thought, She's got a lot of chutzpah and she's completely bonkers. Mae was one of those people I always felt had a distinctly masculine vibration about her. I have often ventured the opinion that she was a man in drag. [Laughs]" […]


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Raquel Welch Quotes: 'Myra Breckenridge' & Mae West



'My Little Chickadee': Mae West & W.C. Fields Unusual Comedy

My Little Chickadee (1940) Dir.: Edward Cline. Scr.: Mae West, W.C. Fields. Cast: Mae West, W.C. Fields, Joseph Calleia, Dick Foran, Ruth Donnelly, Margaret Hamilton, Donald Meek, Jackie Searl     Mae West and W.C. Fields. The teaming of these two comedy titans in My Little Chickadee must not have been very easy, but director Edward Cline managed to reign them in without too much scene stealing. Both actors had giant egos and were not used to sharing the spotlight with anyone else. And although they are both credited with writing the screenplay, it is evident that they each wrote their own scenes. In fact, they are rarely in the same frame together. There is a lot of cross-cutting going […]


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'My Little Chickadee': Mae West & W.C. Fields Unusual Comedy