I was born in the wrong century, that's a fact!
Every thing that has to do with the Golden Age of arts, from the cinema to the written word is my passion!

I have too many favourite actors, actresses, singers, orchestras,writers, films, songs, novels, plays, or artists in any shape or form from that period to even start to count!

 

jackiesanders:

Slow and Steady Progress… 
I began working on an independent documentary film about the late Actress/Broadcaster/TV Personality, Arlene Francis in 2003 and by 2007 had it to a final ‘rough cut’ stage that was screened here in NYC at the Paley Center for Media at a gala in honor of what would have been Arlene’s 100th birthday.  In attendance that night were many of Arlene’s friends and family members - her son, Peter Gabel and his family, Bennett Cerf’s son, Jonathan, designer Arnold Scaasi — a very kind blurb appeared in Liz Smith’s column in the NY Post the next day… 
I had always been an actress/singer/musician… this was/is my first foray into the world of filmmaking.  What is often the most daunting aspect for artists is that we may have the abilities to research, write, direct and produce (and, in my case, play saxophone on the soundtrack as well :) ) a film, but the tangling web of rights clearance issues is a road block that seems to garner more “No” answers than imaginable.  You go from the euphoric feeling of accomplishment that comes with having completed a tangible film to a feeling of complete idiocy that you cannot navigate the world of the business side.  
At any rate, I put the film ‘on the shelf’ for a few years to get back to work myself.  I figured if I made enough money as an actress, maybe I could pull a Cassavetes-esque feat and just pay for all of the licensing and post-prod work myself.  We’ll see if I can!  
In the meantime, I am so thrilled that Arlene’s son, Peter Gable, has asked for a screening of the film at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, CA on August 15 to celebrate their one year anniversary.  I am grateful for his support, for the encouragement of others and hope that I can get this film out in theatres in the near future! 

jackiesanders:

Slow and Steady Progress… 

I began working on an independent documentary film about the late Actress/Broadcaster/TV Personality, Arlene Francis in 2003 and by 2007 had it to a final ‘rough cut’ stage that was screened here in NYC at the Paley Center for Media at a gala in honor of what would have been Arlene’s 100th birthday.  In attendance that night were many of Arlene’s friends and family members - her son, Peter Gabel and his family, Bennett Cerf’s son, Jonathan, designer Arnold Scaasi — a very kind blurb appeared in Liz Smith’s column in the NY Post the next day… 

I had always been an actress/singer/musician… this was/is my first foray into the world of filmmaking.  What is often the most daunting aspect for artists is that we may have the abilities to research, write, direct and produce (and, in my case, play saxophone on the soundtrack as well :) ) a film, but the tangling web of rights clearance issues is a road block that seems to garner more “No” answers than imaginable.  You go from the euphoric feeling of accomplishment that comes with having completed a tangible film to a feeling of complete idiocy that you cannot navigate the world of the business side.  

At any rate, I put the film ‘on the shelf’ for a few years to get back to work myself.  I figured if I made enough money as an actress, maybe I could pull a Cassavetes-esque feat and just pay for all of the licensing and post-prod work myself.  We’ll see if I can!  

In the meantime, I am so thrilled that Arlene’s son, Peter Gable, has asked for a screening of the film at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, CA on August 15 to celebrate their one year anniversary.  I am grateful for his support, for the encouragement of others and hope that I can get this film out in theatres in the near future! 

am I the only one who feels a tad weird when I see my favourite classic stars in colour ???

am I the only one who feels a tad weird when I see my favourite classic stars in colour ???

sea-serenades asked
I feel we would be best friends! Lol. I too always feel I was born in the wrong era!! Classic film is my only portal to that time!!! Glad to share such an interest with others!!

I know exactly that feeling, it’s good not to be alone, right? :))

fuckyesoldhollywood asked
I must commend your excellent taste - you like Irene Dunne and Greer Garson. Great blog!

Thank you kindly, may I say the feeling is mutual. :)