"I killed him for money - and for a woman - and I didn’t get the money and I didn’t get the woman. Pretty, isn’t it?"
Double Indemnity, (1944)
TCM came out with a cd of Fred Astaire’s songs from the RKO years..
My life is complete
(The Pride and the Passion) - Sophia Loren at the dance studio of Jose Greco, learning the Flamenco, Madrid, Spain, 1957.
for some reason i consider myself good friends with at least half of my mutual follows but the reality is we talked like one time a few months ago maybe
I love ranch dressing so much
just get me some bottles of it and I’ll be good
I just wanna get buckets of ranch
jus too much ranch dressing
Microphones from The Vintage Microphone Gallery.
I have finally figured out what my college major will be
Computer engineering or Computer programming what not
"How about coming out and playing basketball?" he said to Leonard Rosenman one afternoon. That was impossible Rosenman replied: he had to finish scoring two scenes that day. But Jimmy was insistent, and finally Rosenman asked, "Why do I have to play basketball with you? Why is it so important?" Jimmy lowered his eyes and spoke almost in a whisper. "Well—it’s like—-sort of—I—you—want your father to play basketball with you". This was a role Rosenman did not relish. "Look, Jimmy, your father lives here in Los Angeles. Why don’t you call him to play basketball with you"? Years later, Rosenman concluded his recollection of this awkward conversation with the comment. "Well, then I met his father and I understood. His father was a monster, a person without any kind of sensitivity. Jimmy was doing everything in his career to get his father to like and approve of him, and his father never took the slightest interest. It was sad but I could not fill that gap". The basketball game thus sabotaged, Jimmy turned away in tears—in fact, he cried a good deal, Rosenman remembered.
James Dean pictured with composer and friend Leonard Rosenman on the Warner Brothers lot for East of Eden.
He talked to me a lot about the fact that his mother had died and left him. He said he never knew what he had done wrong to deserve losing his mother and father, and that’s where the guilt feelings came from. - Arlene Sachs
Ask almost any James Dean fan what the biggest misconception about him is, and the fan will mention without hesitation “that he was homosexual,” which they insist he wasn’t. And they’re right. Dean didn’t prefer to have sex with men; he preferred to have sex with whomever he was attracted to, man or woman. He was unequivocally bisexual, and to contend otherwise is to completely misunderstand James Dean and diminish his appeal. The point is not necessarily that he was bisexual but rather that he insisted on a life without limitations, without boundaries, and without prejudice. If he saw a wall, he knocked it down just to see what was on the other side. He was not a rebel in the sense that he held up liquor stores and terrorized neighbors; he was a rebel in the sense that he refused to conform to what society propagated as acceptable behavior. And that is what made him “cool,” if he was, the cool of being true to himself - in and out of bed.
- Randall Riese, “The Unabridged James Dean”