First Thoughts

Rosalind Russell

Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday, as well as the role of Mame Dennis in the film Auntie Mame.

Auntie Mame Cary Grant Natalie Wood Karl Malden Robert Montgomery Barbara Stanwyck Joan Crawford Howard Hawks Ethel Merman Norma Shearer Loretta Young Lucille Ball Myrna Loy Greer Garson Irene Dunne Hayley Mills Patrick Dennis


Photo of the Day - Magazine Monday - Modern Screen, 1949... Friends Irene Dunne, Rosalind Russell and Loretta...
Rosalind Russell and Fred Brisson….the happy bride and groom are snapped as they leave the Mission S
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer in The Women (1939)
Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell. Gomo's Corner store on eBay!
How press behaviours haven't changed: From 'His Girl Friday' in 1940 starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
Photoset: Rosalind Russell & Jimmy Stewart on the set of No Time for Comedy, 1940.
"Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell
Photo of the Day - Stella Stevens and Rosalind Russell in Where Angels Go... Trouble Follows! (1968)
Breaking from writing to watch an Clark Gable with Rosalind Russell as thieves...? The sto...
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas in The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell in The Trouble with Angels (1966)
"Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses." - Rosalind Russell
Inspiration, big laughs and satire in one big classic movie
Dorothy Lamour's My Side of the Road,Lake, Being and Becoming by Myrna Loy, Life is a Banquet by Rosalind Russell :)
Have you liked Rosalind Russell's FB page yet? Stay up to date on her progress here!
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and Don Ameche in The Feminine Touch (1941)
Save up to 70% on Inkjet and Toner Supplies!
Where is there beauty when you see deprivation and starvation?-Rosalind Russell
Wasn't Dorothy thought to have launched the career of Lucille Ball and Rosalind Russell?
nah I think she's more Amanda Palmer by way of vintage Rosalind Russell
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood in Gypsy (1962)
"Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." - Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame
Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly - Rosalind Russell
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins, and Maximilian Schell in Five Finger Exercise (1962)
For you children, "Gypsy" is a 1960s movie musical with Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden and Natalie Wood.
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell, Jan Handzlik, and Fred Clark in Auntie Mame (1958)
Tell me your inner Auntie Mame is more like the Rosalind Russell version than the Lucy version!
Re-watched Auntie Mame (w/Rosalind Russell) again after about 10 years and yup, still a delightful movie.
Rosalind Russell and James Stewart co-star for the first and only time in No Time for Comedy (1940), airing on...
ROUND 3 - The theme is Irene & Friends, as taken from the album here in the group Choose your LEAST favorite photo... or you could even choose your least favorite friend lol 1. Greer Garson & Irene. 2. Loretta Young & Irene. 3. Irene & Charles Boyer 5. Irene & Cary Grant 6. Irene, Robert Montgomery & Rosalind Russell (people who know me well knew I had to include it!) 8. Jack Benny & Irene. 9. Irene & Barbara Stanwyck
Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell - Now there's a movie! So entertaining. Cary Grant was a genius at comedy.
Watched Gypsy Rose Lee yesterday on Mother's Day. I love Rosalind Russell and of course Natalie Wood. It made me cry. I guess because I had such a great mother not like Rose but as great as Rose in her own way. And my mom took me to see this movie when I was very young.
 border=
Turned on the TV just in time for Rosalind Russell to get warmed up for Rose's Turn. What a great weekend to be ***
Greetings from a former English major who invites you to brush up your Shakespeare, as we prepare to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the most famous writer...well, possibly ever. On Saturday, April 19, our "Those Were the Days" program presents an afternoon of "The Bard on the Air," with radio productions of "Much Ado About Nothing" (starring Leslie Howard and Rosalind Russell), "The Taming of the Shrew" (starring John Barrymore), and a two-part production of "Othello" starring Richard Widmark in the role of Iago—plus, there may be a surprise or two (and no debate over who wrote what). The play's the thing beginning at 1:00 pm CST on WDCB (90.9 FM in Chicagoland; wdcb.org everywhere). Then on Sunday, our sister show Radio's Golden Age adds a little Bard of its own as James Stewart appears in "Hamlet" (well, sort of) as part of his short-lived western series, "The Six Shooter." We'll also have an Easter-time broadcast of "The Hallmark Playhouse" and comedy with George Burns and Gracie Allen. Join us a ...
Happy birthday, Gregory Peck! He was a good friend of Rosalind Russell's. Here they are at the Oscars after he...
New at L.A. Vintage... Portfolio II by George Hurrell A pristine boxed set of 8 hand-signed & numbered 20” x 24” black & white Hollywood Glamour Portraits of the 1930’s-40’s. Suite fine set is presented in an impeccable cloth-covered box presented by Creative Art Images Inc. of Los Angeles. 8 gelatin silver prints, each hand-signed by Hurrell and numbered in the margin 57/190. Includes several insert pages, colophon, list of plates, etc., with reprint of a handwritten letter written by legendary French art critic Pierre Restany. Testimonials from Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rosalind Russell, Loretta Young, Barbara Stanwyck, Mae West, Betty Davis, and John Kobal of Vogue. The iconic photography of George Hurrell set a new standard for black and white portraiture and his work became a genre of its own in the world of Hollywood Glamour Photography. Each Image is 20" X 24”. Including photos of the following stars... Greta Garbo Jane Russell Dorothy Lamour Hedy Lamarr Robert Taylor Douglas Fairbanks, J .. ...
Tune to TCM at 8 p.m. for the 1940 comedy “His Girl Friday." Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell star. Robert and Drew think it’s an “Essential.”
Rosalind Russell and Jane Darwell rehearse their lines on the set of "Craig´s Wife" (1936). Craig in this film is...
Teresa Wright was nominated for Best Actress in 1943 for "The Pride of the Yankees" with Gary Cooper. She lost to Greer Garson in "Mrs. Miniver." Also nominated were Bette Davis "Now, Voyager," Rosalind Russell "My Sister Eileen," and Kate Hepburn "Woman of the Year."
However, Hedy Lamarr, Maureen O'Hara, Rosalind Russell, Vivian Leigh are up there too.
The movie "Gypsy" with Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell & Karl Malden is on tonight at 8 pm channel 2 TPT... so good!
Here's a SJS memory.Class of 67.On All Saints Day a group of us went to the RKO Lincoln in downtown Trenton to see "The "Trouble with Angels" starring Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell. once inside we were surprised to see the majority of our nuns attending and sitting in the balcony.when the movie was over and we were leaving the theater, a lot of the nuns were visibly upset and crying...that was the very first time I actually thought...well what do you know.
So I finally caught up with the Rosalind Russell movie version of "Gypsy". How sad that such a great musical got such an indifferently made cinematic rendering. It's like the director had no ideas whatsoever. Just pointed the camera at the action and said "do whatever". The only things that come through looking good are Karl Malden (yet all his character's singing is cut) and the scenery (although it's probably inappropriately "big", but at least it has some sort of artistic point of view).
Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood and Karl Malden star in GYPSY, next on WYES-TV/Channel 12.
Gypsy Rose Lee in the flesh and played by Natalie Wood, with Ethel Merman and Rosalind Russell as her mother
The black and white of tonight's is gorgeous in general, but it especially suits She reminds me of Rosalind Russell.
Also, Rachel McAdams is a sassy reporter like Rosalind Russell.
 border=
supports the Buckhead Baptist Church Film Ministry as they show another Cary Grant film; this time they are running with His Girl Friday co-starring Rosalind Russell in a great Howard Hawks comedy that will have you in stitches... The HappyViewing will be on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:30 am come for the movie and the fun…
The list of famous women turned humanitarian that I admire is dwindling. Audrey Hepburn. Rosalind Russell. Shirley Temple.
"Taking joy in living is a women's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell
John McFetridge (with a post that touches on Rosalind Russell and Pink Floyd
Rosalind Russell is 11 years older than William Holden. Both are cast in the 1955 film "Picnic." She as a spinster, he as a college dropout.
"The joy of living is a woman's best cosmetic." ~ Rosalind Russell
HIS GIRL FRIDAY sure does rocket along. Very funny. I have never seen Rosalind Russell in anything before, but she's terrific.
I just watched "Auntie Mame" the other night. I love Rosalind Russell.
Try this delicious food and pairing:
I amend my casting: Robyn Doolittle should be played by Rosalind Russell.
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and her husband, Frederick Brisson
Rosalind Russell & Bette Midler will always be equal for mama rose to me. None tops the other.
the original featuring the illustrious Rosalind Russell! One of my all time classic movies!
THE WOMEN: Rosalind Russell & Paulette Goddard were great in their roles, Crawford relished being ruthless. Joan Fontaine was good too.
Crippled Minds by Donna LeClair. The Story of Rosalind Russell. Life can be a crippling crutch hindered by...
If you enjoy old movies and have access to TCM's movies on demand, available until February 14th is the wonderfully, creepy "Night Must Fall." Filmed in 1937, it stars Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell and Dame May Whitty. Montgomery received an Oscar nomination for this film, but Russell and Whitty couldn't be more perfect in their performances, either. Exceptional film!
Good Morning Potty Mouths! In the immortal words of one of my favorite actresses Rosalind Russell:. Kisses*xxx
Photo of the Day - Brian Aherne and Rosalind Russell in What a Woman! (1943)
Ok, we got Quiet Man restored and on Blu-ray. Mission Accomplished! Now we need these: Rosalind Russell in: Auntie Mame & A Majority of One Plus we need some blu-ray HD love for: Cold Comfort Farm The Whales of August
At home watching "Gypsy", powerhouse Rosalind Russell shines, Karl Malden is one of the greatest actors ever.
Watching Gypsy with Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood! Thank God for PBS on a cold Saturday night! Things look swell, things look great.
I love Lix too. She for whatever reason reminds of Rosalind Russell. In terms of being a sharp shooter, witty, smart.
Gypsy is on PBS. Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood burlesquey awesomeness.
Who dubbed Rosalind Russell's singing? Lady sounds like a dude who sounds like a dude trying to sound like a lady.
Two Rosalind Russell movies in one night...everything's coming up roses for Amy!
Just caught the last half of "Auntie Mame" starring Rosalind Russell .one of my all time favs.I own a copy also and for yrs have gone by our families "Auntie"
Oh my! Rosalind Russell is on my pbs In Gypsy Rose Lee!
Watching, one of the best, Auntie Mame, the original with Rosalind Russell, ranks up there with Breakfast at Tiffany's . Love the classics! Love watching with Leslie DiNatale Steppe, David not so much a fan...lol
Damnation, I love Auntie Mame. Rosalind Russell is the kind of fabulous women I want to be when I grow up. I better hurry.
Watching "Auntie Mame" on TCM. The writing, the sets, the costumes AND Rosalind Russell.
This is one of Favorite movies. I use to say when I was young that when I grew up, I wanted to be just like the character "Auntie Mame". Oh my, I think I have. Lol I like the Rosalind Russell version compared to the Lucille Balls' (sorry Lucy, I love you; just not in this role ).
I want to be Rosalind Russell when I grow up.
Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell is on TCM. The novel by Patrick Dennis is a classic and the movie is just as good🎥🎬
'Auntie Mame' a fave of mine. Rosalind Russell is fantastic!!
Rosalind Russell threw the greatest side-eye
Auntie Mame on TCM with Rosalind Russell, my favorite version!!!
Missed my class today but it's ok! One of my favorite movies in the whole wide world is on! "Auntie Mame" with Rosalind Russell
Watching Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell. I like the Lucille Ball version better but enjoy this version. My awesome cousins (all 3 brothers) played Patrick in the school play.
Rosalind Russell in this stunning look reminded me of your lovely wife in her stunning chinchilla jacket
I forgot how delightful Auntie Mame is and how hilarious Rosalind Russell could be!
watching Auntie Mame the Rosalind Russell version I need some whimsy in my life
My favorite movie, Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell is on TCM. It is truly the best!
There's no purer delight than watching 'Auntie Mame' on a Sat afternoon on Rosalind Russell - always perfection. Next: The Lego Movie
One of my favorite movies is on, "Auntie Mame." The one with Rosalind Russell. Classic Lines!! Lmao!!
Rosalind Russell's "Auntie Mame" is the best rendition...TMC is on point today
Softball Rampage - Free Return Shipping
Watching Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell and the young boy on here reminds us of Bill Whitehead!
Rosalind Russell (one of the great's) in "Auntie Mame" on TCM. I enjoy this time of year when TCM has it's 31 day's of Oscar, especially when they show the good ones!
I LOVE "Auntie Mame" Rosalind Russell was spectacular. In all she did! Enjoy. :)
Rosalind Russell is so amazing. Watching Auntie Mame now and just melting at the sound of her sultry voice.
Rosalind Russell and the ghostlight...pure poetry.
Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame... Love this movie. "Live, live, LIVE!!"
Love TCM's 31 Days of Oscar. Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame...a favorite.
5 minutes in to "Auntie Mame" with Rosalind Russell (my first ever viewing) and the *** kitsch lesson plan is back on track
Line from the 1958 movie, 'Auntie Mame', staring Rosalind Russell (with apologies to Antia): 'Is that lady English?' asked her nephew. 'No, she's from Pittsburg," says Auntie Mame. "Do they speak like that in Pittsburg?" "No, but they have to do something," replied the fast-taking auntie.
A nice lunch with my favorite Queen B and my favorite Keeka ... And now One of my favorites "Auntie Mame" w/the phenomenal Rosalind Russell!!! "Life's a banquet.., And most poor suckers are starving to death"!
Rosalind Russell, one of the greatest actresses that ever lived
Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell just started on Turner. Things to do. Outta here. Ya'll have a great evening and get to bed in time to get up early. Church is tomorrow, you know. * * ) *
Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell is on TCM! Such a good movie!!!
Auntie Mame is a 1958 Technicolor comedy film based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and its theatrical adaptation by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. This film version stars Rosalind Russell and was directed by Morton DaCosta. Mame, a musical version of the story, appeared on Broadway and was la...
On-ty Mame. Do you really think that Rosalind Russell would respond to anyone even tenuously linking her to the word Ant?
Collectible Lifelike Baby Dolls, Porcelain Dolls a
OK, I'm switching from the Olympics to "Auntie Mame" on TCM. Wanna see Rosalind Russell sell 2 dozen pairs of ice skates to Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside.
Being sick still Auntie Mame movie with raise my spirit! With Rosalind Russell
“If you love The Trouble With Angels w/Hayley Mills & Rosalind Russell, -
I love Kat Dennings, reminds me of Rosalind Russell and Katherine Hepburn
Photo of the Day - Ronald Colman and Rosalind Russell on the set of Under Two Flags (1936)
The movie Gypsy will be on TV Sat. Gypsy WHA-DT2 - 21.2 - Sat, 2/08, 10:00 PM 2 hrs 30 min 1962, Musical, Drama, Music, Comedy, Biography A mother does everything in her power to make her older daughter into a success of the Broadway stage, but when she marries and leaves, she turns her hope and attention to her elder daughter and forces her to work as a burlesque dancer. Credits: Rosalind Russell (Actor), Natalie Wood (Actor), Karl Malden (Actor), Ann Jillian (Actor), Parley Baer (Actor), Paul Wallace (Actor)
Anything Audrey Hepburn is in, Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, Marilyn Monroe the list goes on lol
THE "SUMMING UP MGM" QUIZ "Flimsy plot with bright stars: Myrna Loy and Rosalind Russell both love Walter Pidgeon, but Franchot Tone is ready to step in any time. Ruth Hussey and Rita Johnson are also on hand." Can you name this film?
Photo: cantgetanygayer: Rosalind Russell, circa. 1930. I love that smile. 
OLL/ECHO PARK TRIVIA: What Echo Park resident and actress teamed up with screen legends Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell in the 1966 Movie "The Trouble With Angels"? ANSWER: June Harding (who lived in Echo Park) played a wonderful role in the 1966 movie "The Trouble With Angels". She played the clumsy, dim-witted and funny Rachel Deverey, the sidekick of Hayley Mills who was terrific as the rebellious Mary Clancy. The pair were great together in a story line of Catholic schoolgirls always taking chances and always getting caught by the ever-present Mother Superior (played by screen legend Rosalind Russell) of the strict "St. Francis Academy For Girls" Catholic boarding school . Ironically, this was June's first and last movie role. She did have a few other television roles between 1966 and 1970 but decided to dedicate her life to her other passion and became a successful artist and today lives in Blue Hill, Maine where she is an accomplished painter/artist.
Photo of the Day - Melvyn Douglas and Rosalind Russell in This Thing Called Love (1940)
Now on TCM at 6:30 AM. another really scary one - "Night Must Fall" with Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, and Dame May Whitty. It'll be great to really wake you up!!! What do YOU think is in the small carrying box?
Taking j0y in living is a w0man's best c0smetic. -rosalind russell- aftern0on
women I can respect. Id have a crush on any woman that can relate to any of these quotes. Women who can inspire to greatness for one reason is for themselves and women before and after. Nothing in spite because I believe it will hinder a lady from obtaining true bliss with one self “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” - Charlotte Whitton “One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.” - Virginia Woolf “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” - Helen Keller “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to require the most from you.” - Caroline Myss “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” - She ...
Duke with Irene Dunne, Rosalind Russell and Jimmy Stewart at the premiere of 'How The West Was Won' (1962)
 border=
some history: Lisa Kirk (born Elsie Kirk) was raised in Roscoe, PA. Her Roscoe home later became the Hotel Roscoe. She made her Broadway debut in Allegro in 1947, and the following year gained critical acclaim for her performance as Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, KateIn Mack and Mabel (1974), she played an older actress who becomes a star tap dancer, and was noted by Clive Barnes to be "particularly fine". Additional Broadway credits include Here's Love (1963), Me Jack, You Jill (closed during previews in 1976), and a 1984 revival of Noël Coward's Design for Living Lisa Kirk's only feature film work was done behind-the-scenes, dubbing all of Rosalind Russell's singing in Gypsy It was rumored that she had also dubbed Lucille Ball's singing voice in Mame.
Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell give way to Jacques Tati this Friday. Tati's 4th film and most daring. Just as funny too but in a... different sort of way. Come see it £7/£6 concession and of course if you are a CCCE member it's less :)
Check out these noirs coming on TCM today -- The Velvet Touch, with Rosalind Russell and Sidney Greenstreet, and Cause for Alarm, starring Loretta Young. They're worth your time!
After a long day at work I'm happy to be home curling up on the couch with a fleece blanket and my dog Eliza, while enjoying a cup of hot coffee and watching His Girl Friday with Carey Grant and Rosalind Russell. Life's not perfect, but I do enjoy moments like this.
Speaking of Rosalind Russell...I once called her Rosalind Franklin. It was weird
What if Ethel Merman had been called in to dub for Rosalind Russell in "Gypsy"? The answer is: I have way too much time on my hands... =) One interesting dis...
My Sister Eileen is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Alexander Hall and starring Rosalind Russell, Brian Aherne and Janet Blair. The screenplay by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov is based on their 1940 play of the same title, which was inspired by a series of autobiographical short stories by Ruth McKenney originally published in The New Yorker. The supporting cast features George Tobias, Allyn Joslyn, Grant Mitchell, Gordon Jones and the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard).
Michael Miller just sent me a Maca-Reindeer christmas card video (set to Macarena) featuring himself dancing with Angela Landsbury, Meryl Streep, Rosalind Russell and Bette Davis. I mean...my friends are the best.
As many of you no doubt know, Vivien Leigh was Natalie's favorite actress and A Streetcar Named Desire was her favorite film. It has been said that, although she had been acting under her mother's authority since the age of four, it was seeing this movie that made her want to become a serious actress, and she searched the rest of her life for a chance to play Blanche or a role she considered to be of equal caliber. She watched this movie so many times that she had every word memorized. The two roles that she felt came close, for her, were Alva Starr from This Property is Condemned and Maggie the cat from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. My friend Desiree's page Rosalind Russell: Dazzling Star and Monty's classic movie page, All Good Things are doing a salute to Miss Viviene this week, and so, since she was one of the inspirations that Natalie always said made her want to be a serious actress, here is a fabulous review!
Ok, let's talk old movies. What are your favorites? I adore Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell and Indiscreet with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. I could watch them over and over.
Okay, my number is 5. 1. My passion is writing. I stopped doing it for a long time, but then some amazing things happened, and I started again. It was like I had suddenly remembered how to breathe. 2. I am obsessed with movies from the 1940s, and I always have been. I wanted to be Irene Dunne, Greer Garson, Myrna Loy, Ingrid Bergman (don't I look Swedish?), or Rosalind Russell when I grew up. Then I realized that I might grow, but never up, so I decided I would settle for Barbara Stanwyck or Susan Hayward. Short girls needs heros, too! 3. I made my first quilt at fifteen. I still have it, but I'm going to have to cut out the memories and trash the backing. It has pieces of our play clothes in it, and several blocks were made from Aunt Mindy Pate's dresses. She was so thrilled that I was quilting that she gave me old clothes and scraps to use. I just can't part with that. She was one of my strongest and best loved female role models. 4. My favorite books as a child are still my favorite books ...
I have watched about 4000 movies over the past 8 days while I have been so incredibly sick... many of which I only saw part of or saw through a haze. There were a few, however, that I made it all the way through. Of those, the following stand out for these few-word reasons: Joy Ride: Paul Walker RIP Steve Zahn - Terrific thriller, edge of seat, great twists, believable characters, one of the best movies I The Women: 1930s screenplay w Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell and more - includes an eye popping fashion show you just cant't miss. Full of clever and timeless humor about relationships between women and women and women and men. The Yearling: No child should ever see this. WHAT THE HECK WERE THEY THINKING??? A family movie??!! First, this is possibly the most unrealistic and ridiculous depiction of a farmer ever brought to screen. Gregory Peck saying words like "vittles," and, "varmints." The acting is from the Reefer Madness school of emoting. The plot is enough to make yo ...
Just watched the movie "The Women" with Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell. I forgot how much I loved that movie.
I love films from the '30s — It's my favorite decade in Hollywood by far. Norma Shearer. Joan Crawford. Rosalind Russell.
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell, Dame May Whitty, and Robert Montgomery in Night Must Fall (1937)
 border=
Gilbert Adrian surrealist ensemble on Rosalind Russell in the film "the Women", 1939
We Need A Little Christmas… And it’s coming to Theatre on Main this December! “We had to make a change to our season schedule due to the launching of a “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” national tour,” states Kimm Mann, Managing Director of Theatre on Main. “This meant that no recent license applications to stage this production were being granted. Unfortunately, things like this happen, but we are thrilled to be staging “Mame” as we have a very talented cast and a great lead in Oconomowoc resident, Liz Norton, playing Mame Dennis.” “Mame” is a musical with the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Originally titled “My Best Girl”, it is based on the 1955 novel “Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis and a 1956 Broadway play, by Lawrence and Lee that starred Rosalind Russell. The madcap New York life of eccentric Mame Dennis and her bohemian, intellectual artsy clique is disrupted when her deceased brother's son Patrick is e ...
Photo of the Day - Fred MacMurray and Rosalind Russell on the set of Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
Time for a bit of Gypsy Rose Lee! Rosalind Russell version. Love love love.
Underdogs Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell are officially out of the tournament, losing to crowd favorite...
Isn't that divine? Jungle red! - Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) in The Women (1939)you have no intentions of keeping it,
Fact: Rosalind Russell refused to be promoted for an Academy Awbs for the final three games of the 2012 regular season,
Rosalind Russell. So, the good one, and not the one smeared in vaseline.
Photo of the Day - Jane Darwell, Rosalind Russell, and Nydia Westman in Craig's Wife (1936)
Just watching the original film The Women. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. These women are acting powerhouses.
plz come back so i can save your victims from your clutches!ylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) in The Women (1939)
Before, b-e-f-o-r-e, not B4, We speak English, Not bingo,1938), and sued MGM when she was replaced by Rosalind Russell,
Rosalind Russell is wearing a tiny chevron hat in this scene. She was 70 years ahead of trend.
In one scene, Cary Grant in "His Girl Friday" has tried every possible tack to get Rosalind Russell to remarry him, and she stays with Lumpy
Didn't have much family tradition, so "Auntie Mame" w/Rosalind Russell will forever be my annual…
 border=
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell chatting with Myrna Loy, William Powell, and W.S. Van *** on the set of...
"Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral.". - -Rosalind Russell
The happiest people with the biggest smiles are sometimes the best actors,(Rosalind Russell) in His Girl Friday (1940)
She's wonderful! She, Thelma Ritter, and Rosalind Russell hold a special place in my heart.
Fact: Rosalind Russell was borrowed from MGM to play Hildy in His Girl F25,media,tumblr t
His Girl Friday His Girl Friday poster.jpg Theatrical poster Directed by Howard Hawks Produced by Howard Hawks Written by Charles Lederer Ben Hecht Charles MacArthur Starring Cary Grant Rosalind Russell Ralph Bellamy Gene Lockhart Music by Sidney Cutner Felix Mills Cinematography Joseph Walker Editing by Gene Havlick Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) January 11, 1940 Running time 92 minutes Country United States Language English His Girl Friday[notes 1] is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is that the role of Hildy Johnson is a woman. The film stars Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and features Ralph Bellamy as Bruce Baldwin. The film was on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States Nationa ...
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and John Boles in Craig's Wife (1936)
Auntie Mame We've sure come a long way from the technology Rosalind Russell had to work...
'Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly'. Rosalind Russell
The way His Girl Friday clearly and intentionally baited everyone with Cary Grant: Star! only to flip to Rosalind Russell as +
Killjoys, make some noise! announce 2011 UK and Irelout on any of the courses, - Rosalind Russell, actress
Auntie Mame.with Rosalind Russell.this is a very old movie, but a great one!
Archive Clip: Rosalind Russell receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AShow yourself some grace today, Youre not here
RTOk! Dear Friends if Creativity doeout on any of the courses, - Rosalind Russell, actress
His Girl Friday is playing on TCM & that channel still doesn't work. I'm having Rosalind Russell withdrawals.
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell and Ray Milland in A Woman of Distinction (1950) - I will always love this dress!
New game! This game's theme is Rosalind Russell and 4 time co-star, Robert Montgomery... Choose the number of...
That is just under Rosalind Russell, though.
Well Rosalind Russell is no Bernadette but she'll do!
On a scale from 1 to Rosalind Russell, I'm holding unsteady at a Molly Pope.
Photo of the Day - Lovely autographed photo of Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday realising she wants to stay being a sassy hack not a housewife. "I'm a newspaper man!"
If Rosalind Russell's whirlwind of a turn in His Girl Friday isn't there the whole things a farce.
I never knew was feeling "at home" meant, until I started loving youylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) in The Women (1939)
I liked a video from Rosalind Russell - Funny Moments V
PHIVOLCS: Intensity 5 - Borongan, Eastern Samar; Llorente, E, Samout on any of the courses, - Rosalind Russell, actress
Photo of the Day - Barbara Hutton, Cary Grant, and Rosalind Russell - clearly, Roz was filming What a Woman at the...
When an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it� Rosalind Russell
"Broads" are those gutsy, tough as nails, independent, but sexy women that used to dominate Hollywood - Katherine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Rosalind Russell, Barbara Stanwyck... (I LOVE them with all my heart) They are now no more. You a write a part thinking "This character is like Bette Davis" and the first studio note you'll get is "unsympathetic." It seems that as women have gotten ACTUAL power, their roles in movies have been relegated to paper dolls who eat ice cream in front of their fridge, cry a lot, fall down the stairs, and are really "sympathetic." I think on some level it's a subconscious "fantasy" that we be cute and unthreatening rising to the surface, and as women challenge that fantasy in life, we're now seeing it on-screen. The same thing is now happening to black people. Now that we have our first black president. We are seeing more movies about slavery or 'help' in the last few years than in the last 25 years combined. ...Some of them by great filmmakers and I'm ...
"Labor Day. That's sometime in November, isn't it?" ~Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame.
I added a video to a playlist A Tribute to Rosalind Russell
I added a video to a playlist Rosalind Russell - Zip a Dee Doo Dah
"A journalist? What is that. Peeking through keyholes and chasing after fire engines?" Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday
I REALLY want to put up a new poll on the Rosalind Russell website, but have no idea! Any suggestions? :)
Photo of the Day - Leslie Howard and Rosalind Russell doing some radio work
We're on the same page there. I can watch Rosalind Russell in almost anything.
Rosalind Russell and Katherine Hepburn for first :) And both very funny.
Wondered what made me like Gypsy, with Natalie Wood & Rosalind Russell. Wasn't sexy or exciting. It was Rosalind Russell. Always shines.
Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Patti Lupone, the movies were Rosalind Russell and Bette Midler
Starring Krysten Ritter! MT Marvel should make an Agent Carter feature. Rosalind Russell-style 1940s movie dame vs. supervillains?
"Picnic" on TCM.one of the most romantic movies ever made. Rosalind Russell gives the performance of a lifetime.
Just got home from the park and turned on the tv and one of the greatest movies ever is playing on Gem... The Women. I recommend everybody turns over and watches this movie Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford etc at their finest
Tonight at 8 PM on TCM: Auntie Mame, played by the inimitable Rosalind Russell. Angela Lansbury was by far the best musical Mame but the original character was created by the grand dame of cinema, Miss Russell.
Anna made her acting debut in a community theater production of Annie. Anna says she is inspired by fearless women in comedy, some of her favorites being Parker Posey, Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler. Anna's favorite film character to date is Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939), played by Rosalind Russell. Anna is the second youngest person ever to be nominated for a Tony Award. She was 13. The youngest was 11. Anna would rather be a werewolf than a vampire, because she thinks she's not cool enough to be a good vampire. Anna's ideal slow-dance song is 'Rebel Prince' by Rufus Wainwright, because it reminds her of silent movies. In 2008, Anna enjoyed music by The Ting Tings and Crystal Clash. Anna's favorite candy comes from a Japanese chain store in California called Famima. Anna's favorite color is blue, even though she thinks it's boring to say blue.
The worst part of this movie isn't Rosalind Russell's singing voice; it's Natalie Wood.
Free Shipping with Free Returns - Baseball Rampage
I don't care that she couldn't sing, Rosalind Russell still was a solid Mama Rose.
Photo of the Day - Irene Dunne (another favorite) and Rosalind Russell. I am not sure who the man is.
I LOVE His Girl Friday - Cary Grant with no scruples & Rosalind Russell knowing with whom she's dealing.
Rosalind Russell’s R Star Foundation will benefit from the Laguna Beach Film Society’s Thursday, June 20...
aw man i really do wonder if His Girl Friday/Rosalind Russell was the inspiration for Lois lane now... going to dig on the internet...
"That oriental sandman put me to bed in my best Chanel." "He tried to take it off but you bit him."
Was it Rosalind Russel or Betty Davis who said " Its not what you know while you're sober that matters so MUCH, Its what you say while you're DRUNK. Nothing improves an *** s IQ more than a pitcher of Martinis." (neither. I just like the rythum of this statement) "To Your Health. *klink*"
Watched His Girl Friday for the first time -- such a good movie! I can see why the Gilmore Girls loved Rosalind Russell.
Life is a banquet! Rosalind Russell what a lady. Aunt Mame so great!
OMG, Rosalind Russell documentary on PBS! You have no idea how excited this old movie nerd is.
"I lacked the terrifying ambition of some other actresses. I drifted into acting and drifted out. Acting is not everything. Living is." - Irene Dunne who was nominated for 5 Oscars
Auntie Mame : a master class from one of cinema's greatest comedy actresses, Rosalind Russell - always a sheer joy to watch.
I had no idea Rosalind Russell's role in was originally written for a man! Thank you Howard Hawks!!!
Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress of stage and screen probably best remembered for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwb...
Front Page. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel should have gotten awards just from being able to deliver the dialog!
 border=
I'm watching His Girl Friday right now and Rosalind Russel and Cary Grant are talking almost as fast as the Gilmore Girls cast.
Photo of the Day - Rosalind Russell, Burgess Meredith, and Norma Shearer
Here is the quiz from last night. Congratulations to Zeds Dead for the first prize. As it was an anniversary round all the rounds were nominated by the customers. Classical Music 1. Which nineteenth century composer wrote "Pictures at an Exhibition?" 2. Which composer's Piano Concerto No. 2 is featured in the film The Seven Year Itch? 3. The Hallelujah Chorus comes from which work, often performed at Christmas? 4. Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" are concertos for which instrument? 5. What was Vivaldi's profession aside from violinist and composer? Nature/Wildlife 6. What name is given to a male swan? 7. What is the tallest and thickest type of grass? 8. Where was the final resting place of the dodo? 9. What does a sardine become on reaching adulthood? 10. What is a group of unicorns called? Musical Movies 11. In 1962 which long running Broadway show was made into a movie starring Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood? 12. In Singing in the rain who danced with Gene Kelley in the Broadway Ballet scene? 13. Marlon Bra ...
Loading up the Netflix queue with Audrey Hepburn, Rosalind Russel, and Cary Grant. Now pass the chocolate croissant.
June 4th: Feast of St. Francis Caracciollo. Roquefort cheese was created in 1070 in a cave in France. King Louis X (26) died in 1316 and King George III was born in 1738. The Montgolfier brothers in 1783 demonstrated their hot-air balloon in France. Giacomo Casanova (73) died in 1798. The Adams occupied the White House in 1800. The Louisiana Territory in 1812 was renamed the Missouri Territory and Congress declared war on Britain. The Sierra Club was formed in 1892 in San Francisco. Actress Rosalind Russell was born in 1909. A suffragist died after throwing herself in 1913 in front of the king's horse in the Epsom Derby in England. TV Commentator Charles Collingwood, Senator Howard Metzenbaum and singer Robert Merrill were born in 1917 , actor Dennis Weaver in 1924 and actor John Barrymore Jr. in 1932. The St. Louis with 900 Jewish refugees was turned away in 1939 by US officials. As Dunkirk was evacuated in 1940 Churchill said that they would fight in the seas and oceans. Kaiser Wilhelm II (82) died in . ...
June 4: In 1783 the Montgolfier Brothers demonstrate their hot air balloon; in 1876 the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco from New York in 83 hours and 39 minutes; in 1896 Henry Ford successfully tests his first gasoline engine automobile; in 1939 the MS St. Louis is denied permission to land in Florida, many of its Jewish refugee passengers would die in concentration camps; in 1942 the Battle of Midway begins; in 1975 Governor Jerry Brown signs the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act; in 1989 the Tiananmen Square protest ends in violence; in 2010 Space X successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket. Birthdays: King George III of the United Kingdom (1738); actress Rosalind Russell (1907); actor Dennis Weaver (1924); actor Bruce Dern (1936); country musician Freddy Fender (1937); 'Mama' Michelle Phillips (1944); singer Gordon Waller (1945); Wings guitarist Jimmy McCulloch (1953); Angelina Jolie (1975).
Woke up this morning and stumbled across the fact that The Women with Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell is playing at the Prytania Theatre at 10:00 am. I made it but I wish I would have been able to invite Herb Oldknow and Brent Bogan! Ugh!
Oh my god. Was it Rosalind Russell in the film of Gypsy? Why did I always think it was Ethel Merman?
Jonathan Lethem misattributed to Rosalind Russell and I want to cry.
There was Betty Boop. And Rosalind Russell. And Lucille Ball. And now, Kristen Wiig. She's an old-fashioned screwball comedienne, a master of woman-on...
Ebay stuff up today:Gypsy LP signed by Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell & Karl Malden, and a Batman 1st printing:
Photo: Rosalind Russel owning it! deforest: Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday (1940)
... East of Eden etc. In this one, I think Rosalind Russell steals the show as the spinster teacher.
RE movies, faves would include the old black and white film "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" & "Auntie Mame" w/ Rosalind Russell.
Great way to end a night is listening to Stage Door on CBS radio starring Ginger Rogers and Rosalind Russell
 border=
I also think Rosalind Russell is hugely unsung and was SO FREAKING AMAZING. His Girl Friday=most amazing movie.
too many to list, but a long time favorite is with Rosalind Russell.
Yeah, that was about the age I got Rosalind Russell's autobiography for Christmas. Another tell.
Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday...there was a time..
75 YEARS AGO: "Rosalind Russell explains why it's lucky to marry this Spring" See why
don't agree. Rosalind Russell amazing in His Girl Friday & Mary T Moore was 1 of 1st Female TV characters with actual career
Rosalind Russell in "Picnic" 1955 nearly steals the picture. She is both hilarious as well as sad and thought...
I just scored 995 playing Rosalind Russell Quiz on IMDb -
Rosalind Russell: Making yourself wear an utterly ridiculous hat is great self-discipline.
“Over excited that there is a Rita Hayworth season coming up I'm waiting for the Rosalind Russell season...
Ooh. Cary! ;-) Mmm. Of those choices, my vote's His Girl Friday. Rosalind Russell and him are a hoot.
Thought For The Day: Life is a Banquet & most poor suckers are starving!!! - Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame.
At the faintest hint of cool weather I want to start dressing like Rosalind Russell in 'His Girl Friday'. It's a sickness.
Much as I like Ginger Rogers she just seemed wrong in that role. Cried out for Rosalind Russell, Katherine Hep...
His Girl Friday - Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Thanks for making my night, TCM!
PerfectMatch.com
People! "His Girl Friday" is a Netflix livestream! That's Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in your homes RIGHT NOW. Glorious.
you're so Rosalind Russell and I'm so Deborah Kerr
I understand her desire to be more than just a pretty face but I still prefer women like Audrey, Barbara Stanwyck, and Rosalind Russell.
Trying to watch bio on Rosalind Russell "life is a banquet" but Kathleen Turner reading for RR is throwing me for a loop.
Heads up Bay Area! Life is a Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story is on in prime time Sunday night:
One of my all-time favourites, but not just down to him, Rosalind Russell is magnificent.
Three classic film reviews this week. First up was Rosalind Russell in Flight for Freedom (1943):
there's a play?! Need. Film is Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Therefore perfection.
Ratatatat dialogue in reminiscent of Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell in Howard Hawks' classic His Girl Friday
Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle version. Yes, she's good. I love the way she infuses a bit of Rosalind Russell into The Hour.
Rosalind Russell much less annoying than Hepburn in this I reckon
rosalind russell stewart. What a great picture
Surprised to see this on your blog, but shouldn't have been, renaissance man that you are. Can't go wrong with Rosalind Russell
Also have a cat named Hildy, named after Rosalind Russell's character in His Girl Friday.
My classic film review earlier wasn't exactly a rave but I still love Rosalind Russell: Flight for Freedom (1943)
 border=
“Taking joy in living is a woman's best - Rosalind Russell
New classic film review up: Flight for Freedom (1943) starring Rosalind Russell and Fred MacMurray
Favourite movie? Rosalind Russell's Auntie Mame. Close 2nd? 84 Charing Cross Road. Love the books, love the movies.
World Cup World Cup 2014 William Hague Costa Concordia Gaza Strip President Obama Nadine Gordimer Ken Clarke Bastille Day Middle East Boko Haram Tracy Morgan Bowe Bergdahl Foreign Secretary David Cameron Golden Ball Conor Oberst White House Todd Frazier Rand Paul Man United Home Run Derby New Jersey Internet Explorer 8 Cheryl Cole Yoenis Cespedes Weird Al Jack Black Manchester United Pope Francis Daily News Rick Perry Theresa May Vincenzo Nibali Alberto Contador Bright Eyes Paul Mccartney Boston Marathon Mario Gotze South Africa Ian Thorpe Edward Snowden Carmelo Anthony Derek Jeter King Kong Foreign Secretary William Hague Star Game Reeva Steenkamp Montrose Beach Erin Andrews Mutual Fund Tom White Oscar Pistorius Dow Jones Justice Department Fabien Cousteau Neil Young Royal Liverpool Luis Suarez Bad News Phil Mickelson Pam Oliver Justin Bieber Wall Street Jenny Mccarthy Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Tea Party Hong Kong San Francisco Jersey City West Bank Hyde Park Andy Serkis Qassam Brigades Tom Donohue Chris Brown Wall St Sarah Palin Central America David Willetts Dominic Grieve South African Kim Kardashian Ken Burns Garth Brooks Old Trafford Old Spice Alan Duncan Lindsay Lohan Premier League Atlantic City Jay Leno Katherine Heigl Real Madrid First World War Nobel Prize Texas Gov Carnegie Hall Michael Jackson Johnny Manziel

© 2014

Auntie Mame Cary Grant Natalie Wood Joan Crawford Karl Malden Norma Shearer Ethel Merman Lucille Ball Howard Hawks Robert Montgomery New York Myrna Loy Barbara Stanwyck Patrick Dennis Ralph Bellamy Ava Gardner Bette Davis Bette Midler Hayley Mills Irene Dunne Kate Hepburn Estate Agent Turner Classic Movies Joan Fontaine Loretta Young Angela Lansbury Katherine Hepburn Mama Rose Lauren Bacall Greer Garson Fred MacMurray