this mess that i am

Olga. 34. Russian. phd student. currently living in Madrid. classic cinema, Deborah Kerr, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Julie Andrews, Vivien Leigh, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Mitchum, John Huston, Orson Welles and many others.
Semi-hiatus.

favourite tv shows:
Jeeves&Wooster, Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black, Last Tango in Halifax, The West Wing, Major Crimes, Damages, House (pre-S7), Golden Girls, Kingdom, Castle, Doctor Who, Happy Valley

currently watching:
Doctor Who (S8), Masters of Sex (S2)

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griruxx:

Burt Lancaster, about Deborah and women’s sex appeal:    “Women will have to stop cheapening their charms, or sex appeal will lose its power altogether. Sex is alright in it’s place, but modern women are overdoing it. The hip-wiggling, cleavage-displaying type of sex appeal was a sensation when it first appeared on the screen but men are becoming less and less amused by it, as they usually are by any over-commercialised product.    No one in Hollywood would ever think of Debbie as anything but a perfect lady. A hoyden with sex appeal is not unexpected — but when you combine a ladylike quality with dynamite sex — Wow!”

griruxx:

Burt Lancaster, about Deborah and women’s sex appeal:

    “Women will have to stop cheapening their charms, or sex appeal will lose its power altogether. Sex is alright in it’s place, but modern women are overdoing it. The hip-wiggling, cleavage-displaying type of sex appeal was a sensation when it first appeared on the screen but men are becoming less and less amused by it, as they usually are by any over-commercialised product.
   No one in Hollywood would ever think of Debbie as anything but a perfect lady. A hoyden with sex appeal is not unexpected — but when you combine a ladylike quality with dynamite sex — Wow!”


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russiancohle:

guys, it just occured to me that most of you have never seen Film Film FIlm, which is a super fun soviet animation about filmmaking process

It’s truly hilarious and joyful and mostly just consist of sketches about different aspects of creative process.

It almost doesn’t have any text, so you can just watch it as is (there are still subtitles for the few lines that are present, don’t worry)

just.. you know, click (and here’s part 2)


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You asked me if you’re a good man and the answer is…I don’t know.
But you try to be and I think that’s probably the point.


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deelylah86:

gif-meme: Mrs. S + Light

(suggested by neverlendbooks)


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Vivien Leigh in the stage production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, 1949. Photo by Angus McBean

Vivien Leigh in the stage production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, 1949. Photo by Angus McBean


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"Eating three lunches is MAYbe two too many lunches, but maybe not?"


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mydeborahkerr:

The famous rowing scene story from Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, told by Robert Mitchum:

   “She was a touch edgy now and then, but no temper — absolutely no temper.
   Of course, there was that day when Deborah and I were out in a life raft off Tobago, trying to catch the giant turtle we needed to keep us alive. The sun was blazing, the sea was rough, and we had been going through the same piece of action for hours. Deborah was wearing her heavy nun’s outfit, and she was paddling the life raft, while I was trying to spear the turtle.
   The director, John Huston, was behind us in the camera skiff, and pretty comfortable, I might say, while all the time he was bawling, ‘Faster, Deborah; paddle faster. You’re not working hard enough.’
   Suddenly the flimsy paddle in Deborah’s blistered hands broke in half. For a moment she sat there, glaring at Huston. Then she picked up a piece of the broken paddle and flung it straight at, John’s head. ‘There,’ she said, ‘that will show you how blankety hard I’m working, Mr. Huston!’ 
   But she wasn’t mad. Just edgy.”


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barbarastanwyck:

Olivia de Havilland getting final touch ups on the set of Gone With the Wind, 1939

barbarastanwyck:

Olivia de Havilland getting final touch ups on the set of Gone With the Wind, 1939


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Eleanor Parker in Interrupted Melody, 1955.

Eleanor Parker in Interrupted Melody, 1955.


posted 6 hours ago on 2/9/2014 - 110 notes - via bellecs

"I’ve done to her exactly what you did to me. I’ve put her in an impossible possition. Oh God."


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