To Joan Fontaine

monstergirl:

Wonderful Tribute to Joan Fontaine by Once upon a screen

Originally posted on Once upon a screen...:

“You know, I’ve had a helluva life. Not just the acting part. I’ve flown in an international balloon race. I’ve piloted my own plane. I’ve ridden to the hounds. I’ve done a lot of exciting things.” – Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland

Etherial, beautiful, strong…

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And a wonderful voice…

LUX RADIO THEATER presentation of “SUSPICION” – May 4, 1942

Old Gold Comedy Theater presentation of “The Major And The Minor” – April 1, 1945

General Electric Theater presentation of “The Enchanted Cottage” – September 24, 1953

 

“Rebecca” stands or falls on the ability of the book’s “I” to escape caricature. She was humiliatingly, embarrassingly, mortifyingly shy, a bit on the dowdy side, socially unaccomplished, a little dull; sweet, of course, and very much in love with—and in awe of—the lord of the manor who took her for his second lady. Miss du Maurier never really convinced…

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2 responses to “To Joan Fontaine

  • D Tenore-Bartilucci (@DorianTB)

    Joey, I heard Lyn Murray’s scores first in Alfred Hitchcock’s TO CATCH A THIEF, so I really appreciated hearing more about his work! We hope 2014 will be a great one for you and yours, my friend!

    • monstergirl

      Dori- my dear friend- wishing you the best to come in the new year. same here. Hoping 2014 brings you an abundance of good things. And thanks again for stopping by the drive in to comment on Lyn’s work- so evocative and poignant. I’ve been saving up to read the latest at Tales of The Easily Distracted. There’s always something grand happening over there. Cheers Bubby-Your Pal Joey

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