Friday, December 10, 2010

Rule 5 Saturday

Joan Leslie: reet, sweet and petite!

11 comments:

bruce said...

Wonderful video. Is that a cameo at the end by Elisha Cook jr, best known as Wilmer in Maltese Falcon?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Cook,_Jr.

64 years, what a career he had!

Paco said...

That's Elisha!

Yojimbo said...

Also his role in The Big Sleep.

Yojimbo said...

That's interesting. His bio states he died in Big Pine California. I don't know if he lived there or was simply filming a movie. While most of you, especially on the other coast, have never heard of Big Pine you are very familiar with the area. It is part of a corridor of land stretching from Lone Pine northward to Big Pine on the eastern slope of the High Sierra mountains. This area has been used by the movie companies to make big budget movies such as High Sierra and North to Alaska as well as just tons of your low budget and serial westerns.If your Saturday afternoon or early television western wasn't filmed in the western part of the San Fernando Valley or Palm Springs then it was filmed here.

/Paragraphs? We don't need no stinking paragraphs!

Yojimbo said...

Er! Geez! Make that the Sierra Nevada range. If you lived in Los Angeles you went up 395 to the "Sierras".

Tears of regret and all that.

bruce said...

Yojimbo - from his Wikipedia page:

"[Cook] lived alone up in the High Sierra, tied flies and caught golden trout between films. When he was wanted in Hollywood, they sent word up to his mountain cabin by courier. He would come down, do a picture, and then withdraw again to his retreat."

Classic!

Phil said...

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Yojimbo said...

Thanks, Bruce. Perfect spot for a (semi)recluse who likes fishing and maybe hunting. All the locals are very used to actors so he could walk around without being hassled. I hope he found peace there.

Yojimbo said...

On this Rule 5 Saturday I would like to put in a pitch for......Marjorie Reynolds.

She has a fairly big and varied body of work, including a lot of early western work(probably some bigtime in Big Pine, who knows!), but that's not why I like her. She had good roles in some of the better movies of her era including the love interest of both Crosby and Astaire in Holiday Inn. As I recall, that movie has one of Astaire's better known dance sequences along with a reasonably famous song, the name of which escapes me at the moment.:)

But what really seals the deal for me is her transition to early television. In a period of just ten years she went from bombshell to the wife of Chester A. Riley on the Life of Riley show. She also had a recurring role in Leave It To Beaver. The Life of Riley is one the first televison shows that stick in my mind. I had just transitioned into junior high as that series ran its course. I can still see Bendix coming through the front door with that lunchpail, turned up hat and iconic works clothes and jacket from that era. You just can't forget "What a revoltin' development this is!". In terms of early televison it is right there with "Hey Abbot!"

Paco said...

Marjorie Reynolds was, indeed, a very pretty and talented actress. Here's a clip of her and Bing Crosby from Holiday Inn.

Minicapt said...

How about a picture of "Catherine"?
http://www.strathconas.ca/images/hvt/1-sherman.jpg

Cheer