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Sandra Dee with Jean Simmons, Joan Fontaine and Piper Laurie

Sandra Dee (born 1942 or 44): as one of four New Zealand sisters during the second World War in Until They Sail (1957).


The Second Mrs. de Winter

On the way to my study I pass a window that sits over the landing at the top of the stairs of my house. Through this window I see the vibrant shapes of workers in high-visibility gear, standing on the roof of a nearly finished apartment building. 1,904 more words

Musical Monday: Serenade (1956)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. 408 more words


REBECCA (1940)

Well if it isn’t our old friend Sir Lawrence. And brooding over a deceased family member? What else is new! Maxim de Winter (Olivier) is staring over a cliff at the rocky sea when he’s spotted by Joan Fontaine’s character, a young personal assistant to a wealthy woman. 935 more words

Academy Awards

Eviction Countdown: Day 4

I spent the day visiting my brother who had just completed a brutal round of chemotherapy and then the evening with my best friend in Fort Wayne, Billy. 644 more words

The Third Act

The third act. The elusive ending. The cherry on top. The pretty bow.

As someone who has (a little) experience in writing scripts and short stories, I agree when it is said that third acts are the hardest to do. 496 more words