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As a youngster we dropped for Merle in per night in Paradise — an easy method cheezy confection for which she actually is combined with Turhan Bey. The looked at Merle crossing paths with Maria Montez within the Universal commisary is just too delicious. David, From the Powell stating that and in addition thought it had been insanely odd. I have the impression that many Hollywood individuals, whatever form of casual slurs they may utter, simply sort of shrugged it off–when these people weren’t resting with both sexes like rabbits in temperature, this is certainly. (that isn’t a critique, head you, i believe the part that is rabbits-in-heat certainly one of Hollywood’s great charms. ) I’ve heard of Turhan Bey extravaganza and seeing Oberon in costume you think that people were consciously ignoring the obvious for it just makes. It absolutely was exactly about deniability, i suppose. P.S. Warmest congrats from the Red Shoes gig!! Which is a pleasure to read. To commemorate the bicentenary of Chopin’s delivery this I’m hoping to track down and re-watch A Song to Remember, with Cornel Wilde as Chopin and Queenie herself as George Sand, always trying to steal Chopin away to Majorca year. We remember it being a film that is truly terrible but i am not exactly the snob I became once I saw it (or maybe an alternate type of snob). It will have one or more priceless scene, though: while Chopin, newly found its way to Paris from Poland, has been told he is too old to be a kid prodigy ( which he truly is), he hears their music being played when you look at the space door that is next. Whom must be playing it nevertheless the planet’s pianist that is greatest, Franz Liszt? Chopin joins within the performance, and also as the 2 males shake arms, they’re going on playing the songs, one hand each. Ridiculous. Marvellous. My fave rabbit-in-heat has become Burt Lancaster. David, my favorite RIH is Oliver Reed. He had been therefore unapologetically sleazy it becomes actually endearing. Estienne, I saw the Chopin movie ages and many years ago, and I also do not recall that scene. I really do keep in mind Paul Muni planning to see Oberon-as-Sand whenever Chopin is dying. She actually is posing for the painter (wait she isn’t about to go running off to some deathbed for it) and icily tells Muni. I’m able to nevertheless remember her snapping, “Continue, Mr. Delacroix! ” But that is about all i will dredge up from memory. We bet it appears great, however. Anybody seen Queenie in This Love of Ours, dir. William Dieterle? May be worthwhile, with him during the helm. Showing on which occurred with Oberon, things have not changed that much. The born that is hawaiian Q needed to visit Hong Kong to be a film celebrity. She actually is just gotten a few supporting functions in big Hollywood movies, although a revival associated with the television show Nikita might alert the public from what us Hong Kong movie watchers have recognized for decades. Nor may be the demand racially proper casting restricted to the part for the hemisphere, as there have been complaints regarding Ms. Quigley’s starring when you look at the duration epic Three Kingdoms. Ah, but Song to consider has its own priceless scenes (if he continues on this concert trip it’s going to literally and in actual fact destroy him! ” “Discontinue that alleged polonaise nonsense! Though i am hoping my memory is not playing tricks): “” Ida Lupino as Cathy, though We hear Yojimboen clucking skeptically 3,000 kilometers away. In reality, Delacroix’s portrait of Sand had been a dual portrait with Chopin (this is actually the famous one on innumerable Chopin tracks). He later slice the canvas in 2. Peter, whenever Lincoln Center revived Carousel a bit straight straight right back they cast a black colored girl in an integral role and you also would not think the whining from some individuals. Maggie Q is definitely great, she has that don’t-fuck-with-me-I’m-a-goddess quality that we revere in every my feminine stars. XT, i did not also recognize Delacroix actually painted Sand, I was thinking which was the moviemakers saying, “let’s slot an additional duration celebrity! ” the means they so frequently did. Now I seem to recall that there is an awful lot of “should Chopin FIGHT for Poland! ” stuff that I cast back my memory. Could it be on DVD, We wonder? Siren, do you ever reach start to see the Epic That Never had been? We discussed it here a few years ago if I recall. I am to you from the Merle appeal. Really gorgeous, but little draw. June Duprez, on the other side hand, place the whammy on me personally years back. When American Movie Classics revealed American film classics (without disruption, believe it or not), we viewed (and re-watched) June when you look at the faux horror movie, The Brighton Strangler (1945). No major success, nonetheless it possessed a strange aura about this. Forgive my stupidity, exactly what’s a bunny in temperature? A bit is read by me about Merle Oberon’s denial of her mom in the Norma Shearer biography. I really couldn’t assist but hate her a little. I’ve pale epidermis therefore does my mom but my grandmother is really A dominican that is dark-skinned woman blended history of Spanish, Taino and African. My mom (nor we for instance) would never ever reject her, or conceal her, or refer to her as any such thing except that just what she actually is. I am aware that Merle Oberon arises from another right time, but I am able to never ever get together again the denial of 1 very very own’s history. If you ask me it’s just simple incorrect. Great post! Many thanks. Siren, if we had been adept at these plain things i’d offer a hyperlink to D’s Sand portrait. Delacroix had been a rather friend that is close of and Sand. I do believe all of us agree totally that the recording of imaginative genius (ok, maybe not Sand, though she had been an exceptional girl) is hopeless. The main reason, i do believe, Impromptu did wonders had been so it portrayed contemporary “creative” kinds masquerading as Chopin, Liszt (Julian Sands, for Jesus’s benefit! ), Delacroix, Sand (never keep in mind if Musset made the cut). Flickhead, that is simply me personally choosing an animal that appears to have a love life that is active. We guess I possibly could also provide gone with kitties or dogs and even pigeons. Raquelle, this entire piece was me personally determining whether or otherwise not to hate Merle. We continue to have not comprised my brain and possibly I never ever will. I might just take every thing authored by Higham and Moseley with a huge grain of sodium, honestly. Oberon had been an extremely actress that is good. Wuthering Heights had been great and her performance in Divorce of Lady X revealed her comic skill aswell. In addition like Beloved Enemy and First goes Courage with Brian Aherne. I’m not sure why Oberon is really usually maligned, frankly. We usually seen her described as simply breathtaking and that bothers me personally. Demonstrably most people are eligible to their viewpoint, but we wonder just exactly how much gossip about her remedy for her mother effect people’s judgment of her skill. Sweet to see some shout-outs to Duprez june. None however the Lonely Heart is a greater movie on her behalf being on it. I believe that Cathy in “WUTHERING HEIGHTS” ended up being certainly one of her most readily useful functions. Oberon ended up being crazy sufficient into the part without going over-the-top. And I also question that Wyler could have permitted her to portray Cathy this kind of a manner that is over-emotional. Have actually I ever been a major fan of oberon? No, I have never. But we still think that she ended up being a fairly damn good actress whenever the part demanded it. Wyler’s ”Wuthering Heights” is decent in plenty of respects, it gets the nature that is brutal of course relations when you look at the guide and Olivier is Heathcliff but Merle Oberon is simply too innocent and too good which Cathy was not.

As a youngster we dropped for Merle in per night in Paradise — an easy method cheezy confection for which she actually is combined with Turhan Bey. The looked at Merle crossing paths with Maria Montez within the Universal commisary is just too delicious. David, From the Powell stating that and in addition thought it …

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