90th Anniversary of
Montgomery Clift's birth


90º Aniversario del nacimiento de Montgomery Clift (1920-2010)

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27.7.09

Cine Revue


HARRY BELAFONTE makes a outstanding BACK COVER for this French movie magazine titled... CINE REVUE July 1959 :: DANY CARREL makes the front color cover for this issue Magazine is complete and in * Good * condition, with some cover and edge wear. Inside find the following stars.....HARRY BELAFONTE / ELIZAETH TAYLOR, KATHERINE HEPBURN & MONTGOMERY CLIFT 4 PAGE PHOTO STORY VERY NICE / KIRK DOUGLAS / ANTHONY QUINN / CAROLYN JONES / SIMONE SIGNORET / BRIGITTE BARDOT PHOTO STORY / CLAUDETTE COLBERT / MAY BRITT / DANY CARREL PHOTO STORY / ANITA EKBERG PHOTO STORY / JEAN MARAIS / BRIGITTE BARDOT / MAY BRITT / ELINOR DONAHUE

Monty inédito (12)

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Esta foto es la primera vez que la veo, en realidad parece más un cromo que una foto, pero ya digo es inédita aunque formó parte de una revista, desconozco cuál es y la frase que acompaña al nombre de Monty Clift casi no se lee. Lo que parece poner es "Will be seen in Paramount film A place in the sun", es decir "Aparecerá pronto en la película de la Paramount Un lugar en el sol". la foto sirvió por tanto de reclamo por lo que debe ser de 1949-1950.

Otra cuestión
interesante es que está firmada por el propio Montgomery Clift. En esta foto se ve en detalle, la firma, que creo que es veraz.

25.7.09

Fallece de repente el actor Montgomery Clift.- noticia en Abc

El periódico español recogía así la noticia:

(pulsando en la imagen se lee el texto)

23.7.09

Montgomey Clift Portraits

Montgomery Clift Portraits
por About MC

Este es el video que he preparado para hoy 23 de julio. Una amplia colección de fotos de Montgomery Clift a lo largo de su vida y carrera interpretativa. La he titulado precisamente Portraits porque todas tienen como común denominador que sólo aparece él. Hay fotos personales, foogramas y algunas han sido retocadas para no mostrar a nadie más. Encontraréis fotos muy poco conocidas, algunas ya las había puesto en el blog pero la mayoría estaban sin mostrar.

En Youtube he tenido problemas de copyright con el sonido y como no quiero cambiar de música (si se fijan cada foto sigue la letra de la canción), lo he subido en DailyMotion donde afortunadmente no he tenido problemas, aunque sea una web menos conocida.

Espero que os guste. Os dejo un enlace con la letra de la canción.

21.7.09

El estilo Clift

En la mayoría de ocasiones, la importancia de Montgomery Clift como actor, está asociada a la del Actor's Studio, aquella escuela que en Nueva York, fundara Elia kazan, entre otros, en 1947, dirigida porsteriormente por Lee Stasberg y en la que Clift participó activamente en sus inicios.

Lo que sería pronto conocido como "el Método" sirvió de cliché para una generación de actores que englobaría a Marlon Brando, James Dean, Paul Newman y el propio Clift, prolongándose en los 60 con Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman y Al Pacino.

El Método se basa en el método interpretativo de Stanislavski, actor y director teatral ruso cuyo sistema se basaba principalmente en el "método de las acciones físicas", que consiste básicamente en que el actor logre experimentar durante la representación de una obra, las mismas o semejantes emociones que tiene el personaje de la misma. Sería la forma más radical de "encarnar" un texto escrito. Por eso, se recurre a ejercicios que estimulan la imaginación, la capacidad de improvisación, la relajación muscular, la respuesta inmediata a una situación imprevista, la reproducción de emociones experimentadas en el pasado, etc.

Llevado a un extremo, el personaje quizás no sea un persona sino una animal o cualquier objeto. Uno de los ejercicios que suele pedirse en Escuelas Dramáticas es "sentirse como ..." y aquí entra múltiples posibilidades: una pelota, un árbol muerto, ...

Para la escena de ejecución de Un lugar en el so, Montgomery Clift visitó San Quintin y la noche anterior al rodaje durmió en una celda. El objetivo era "sentirse" como un preso. De ahí se deriva l preparación y ejerciación física. Aparentemente, Clift no tenía el perfil del soldado Prewitt como luchador de boxeo, por eso es la película donde la trasnformación física de Monty Clift es más evidente.

Actualmente hay quienes denostan aMontgomery Clift por su encasillamiento como actor de método. Planteo aquí la cuestión de si es un actor que, aparte de no ser un actor de masas ni comercialmente conocido, ¿puede tratarse de un actor que haya envjecido mal a los ojos de los epectadores de hoy día? No me refiero, claro está al más que notorio deterioro físico que sufrió sino a que aguno piensan que en su actuación acumulaba demasiados tics.

Otra cuestión que quiero plantear es la imagen de debilidad que proyectaba en la pantalla. Los personajes cliftianos, son torturados, sometidos a palizas, despreciados, incomprendidos o manipulados. Pero de todas las pruebas a las qu se vean sometidos salen incólumes y refozados
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20.7.09

Raintree County LP

Speed: 33 RPM
Record Size: 12"
Duration: LP


Genere: Soundtrack & Theater



ARTIST: JOHNNY GREEN & The M-G-M ORCHESTRA

TITLE: RAINTREE COUNTY (Original Soundtrack)

LABEL: RCA VICTOR LOC-1038

CONDITION:Record: VG+ Cover: About VG or better (some wear,some tape, seam splits)See photo



TRACKS:PROLOGUE / NELL AND JOHNNY'S GRADUATION GIFTS / JOHNNY'S SEARCH FOR THE RAINTREE / FLASH PERKINS / JOHNNY AND SUSANNA'S FIRST MEETING / JULY PICNIC / BURNED-OUT MANSION;SUSANNA'S OBSESSION; LAMENT FOR HENRIETTA / FLASH JOINS UP; LITTLE JEEMIE IS BORN; NELL RETURNS / SUSANNA'S TRAGIC DECISION; HER DEATH; NELL, JOHNNY AND JEEMIE TOGETHER /

13.7.09

Motion Picture.- jul 1949

MOTION PICTURE - July 1949 - Shirley Temple cover; MONTGOMERY CLIFT Issue! Exclusive Color Pictures... His Amazing, Authentic Story Life - Inside articles on: Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Alan Ladd, Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, Jeanne Crain, Susan Hayward, Montgomery Clift (Life Story - 8 page article with 2 color photos - one is full page), Ann Sothern, George Sanders, Ray Bolger, and full page color portraits of: Alan Ladd, Ava Gardner, Bogart, Susan Hayward.

12.7.09

James Jones Papers

En la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Yale se conserva un archivo que contiene la colección de documentos, correspondencia y fotos de James Jones, el autor de la novela De aquí a la eternidad (From here to eternity).


Características:


Yale Universit Beinecke rare book and manuscript Library Yale Collection of American Literature.


JAMES JONES PAPERS


YCAL MSS 23
by Tina Evans
New Haven, Connecticut
April 1986Last Updated: February 1998



Extent Total Boxes: 43Other Storage Formats: oversizeLinear Feet: 18.75
Copyright � 2001 by the Yale University Library.


Acerca de su novela y Montgomery Cift, la información que nos llega es la siguiente:


Series I,Writings


"Fragments ofFrom Here to Eternity, (1951) are in Box 1, folders 1-18. In 1953From Here to Eternity was made into a movie and Jones was hired to write the screen treatment. He withdrew from the project because of disagreements with Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures. The section Screenplays, Box 28, folders 340-43, contains a copy of his preliminary film treatment and notes".


Series II,Correspondence


"Although Jones did not rely upon literary agents, he did depend upon Ned Brown of MCA Artists Agency Ltd., to handle negotiations with Columbia Pictures concerningFrom Here to Eternity (Box 36, folders 526-29). Ned Brown arranged for Jones to do a preliminary screen treatment, but the project was later turned over to Dan Taradash. He remained friendly, however, with Brown and discussed the possibility of a dramatization of the stockade scene inFrom Here to Eternity, the choice of Montgomery Clift to play the part of Prewitt, and provided general news concerning the Handy Writing Colony. When the filming ofFrom Here to Eternity began, Brown arranged for Jones to work on a script for Norma Productions so that he could remain in Hollywood. There are also letters from Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures detailing character development in the film and possible problems with the Army. In Box 34, folder 488 are two letters from Montgomery Clift.


A good deal can be learned about Jones's early life from his correspondence with family and friends. In Box 35, folders 512-19, are letters to and from brother George "Jeff" Jones. These letters began in 1939 when Jones first entered the Army and are full of details concerning military life, his classes at the University of Hawaii, and his attitude toward women. He would later draw upon these experiences to writeFrom Here to Eternity. Jones began writing both poetry and short stories during his enlistment and frequently discussed his work with Jeff, outlining his plans for a writing career early in 1943. There are no letters from the period between 1945 and 1949, although there are a few letters from 1950-51 in whichFrom Here to Eternity is discussed.


Correspondence with Aunt Mollie Haish dating back to 1926 can be found in Box 35, folders 499-502. Mollie Haish's letters provide a great deal of family news, particularly concerning Jones's younger sister Mary Ann. She also offered encouragement while he was writingFrom Here to Eternity.


Harry and Lowney Handy played a very important part in Jones's life from 1943 until 1957. Early in 1943, when he was AWOL, Lowney Handy interceded with the Army and helped to arrange an honorable discharge. More importantly, she recognized his potential as a writer. For fourteen years she and her husband supported Jones financially and emotionally. While he wrote "They Shall Inherit the Laughter" andFrom Here to Eternity, he traveled throughout the country in a jeep and trailer the Handys purchased for him. Harry Handy's correspondence, frequently addressed to both Jones and Lowney Handy, who often joined him in his travels, concerns insurance matters, home improvements, and money. Upon the completion ofFrom Here to Eternity, Jones returned to Illinois and assisted in the formation of the Handy Writing Colony in Marshall, Illinois. The letters from Lowney Handy cover the same subjects as those of her husband, although she also wrote in detail about other colony members such as Willard Lindsay and Don Sackrider. Jones corresponded with both Lindsay and Sackrider".


Para consultar todo el archivo ver aquí.

11.7.09

He was beautiful A Tribute to Montgomery Clift

La canción He was beautiful parece escrita para presentar la belleza de Montgomery Clift.



La autora del video es SimplySullavan y esta es la descripción del mismo:

One of the most talented actors of his generation, Montgomery Clift was also one of the most troubled. Dependent on alcohol and drugs, he also had to hide the fact that he was gay from the movie going public. After a horrible car accident he had numerous operations to restore his face, and he became even more addicted to alcohol and tablets. Despite- or perhaps because of- his troubled persona, Clift won the admiration of almost all his female costars. From Elisabeth Taylor to Jennifer Jones they fell in Love with him, Katharine Hepburn is said to have spit in the face of director Joseph L. Manciewicz because she thought he ill- treated Monty and Marilyn Monroe, his costar in THE MISFITS, was his troubled soul sister. Their scenes together are poignant and somehow painful to watch. Apart from stills shot during the making of that film, the photographs in this tribute come from the years preceding the accident, from a time when Montgomery Clift was not only a wonderful actor, but also more beautiful than any man should be allowed to.

De aquí a la eternidad.- Dvd


En la web Imaginariums destaca el lanzamiento de esta película en Dvd. E incluye un interesante collage:


Título original: From here to eternity
Duración: 118 min
Director: Fred Zinneman
Intérpretes: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed
Género: Drama/Bélica
Producción: Buddy Adler
Guión: Daniel Taradash
Música: George Duning
Fotografía: Burnett Guffrey
Año: 1953

Robert Prewit (Montgomery Clift), un corneta del ejército llega a su nuevo puesto en Pearl Harbor, islas Hawaii, una base militar dirigida por un comandante amante del boxeo.Prewit, antiguo púgil que ha dejado ciego a un amigo en un combate, hecho que provocaría su retirada del ring es requerido por su superior para que combata en los campeonatos militares, hecho que podría originar el ascenso jerárquico del comadante; pero el nuevo soldado rechaza la propuesta.

Esta decisión negativa supondrá un contínuo trato vejatorio a Prewit que pronto contará con la amistad y ayuda de otro compañero de origen italiano, Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra) y con la velada comprensión de su jefe inmediato, el sargento Milton Warden (Burt Lancaster).

La vida entre los diferentes habitantes de un campamento militar durante los días previos al histórico ataque japonés de Pearl Harbor es el fundamento de un magnífico film basado en una novela de James Jones adaptada por Daniel Taradash, quien modificó algunas partes del extenso libro.

Las pasiones son el lugar central en que se mueven los personajes, pasión por el ejército y pasión por el amor: un hombre humillado pero disciplinado que buscará una huida en el cariñoso afecto de una prostituta; un suboficial leal, veterano y contradictorio, que encontrará una aventura efusiva sin punto de destino; un temperamental y simpático soldado amante de las juergas y el alcohol; y una mujer insatisfecha que vive en un paraíso lleno de hombres libidinosos son algunos de los personajes que encontramos en una película narrada con pulso firme por el maestro Fred Zinneman, quien construye el sorprendente ataque nipón de una manera más que efectiva, contado con suma tensión física y psicológica.

La vehemencia amorosa queda perfectamente ejemplificada en la popular secuencia que muestra a Burt Lancaster y a Deborah Kerr besándose efusivamente tumbados en la playa mientras la marea los recoge simulando un abrazo orgásmico.

El elenco interpretativo es extenso y sobresaliente. Tanto Montgomery Clift como Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra (que conseguiría un Oscar por su papel), Deborah Kerr, Donna Redd (Oscar también como actriz secundaria) o Ernest Borgnine están estupendos en una película con personajes marcados por una dirección incierta y trágica que critica algunos aspectos del sistema instructivo militar estadounidense.

10.7.09

Stazione Termini Pressbook

Un librito publicitario sobre la película con información sobre la misma (fotos, actores, cómo se rodó, etc.) y un recorte de prensa del año 1954.

Here is an original, studio-issued Movie Pressbook and a 4 page newspaper Herald to the 1954 film TAZIONE TERMINI starring JENNIFER JONES and MONTGOMERY CLIFT. Pressbooks were sent to movie theaters to help them promote the film. They were not intended for the public and are great collectibles. This one is 20 pages and measures 12x16. It contains photos, articles about the making of the film,plot synopsis, ad mas with taglines and images from the movie, cast and credits, publicity stuff and more.

4.7.09

Retrato (18)

En Internet se vende este retrato coloreado a partir de una foto del actor, obra de la artista Margaret A. Rogers. Las características de la imagen son:

A high-resolution (320 dpi/ 2,560 x 3,200 pixel) 8" x 10" vintage image, hand oil tinted and photo processed onto Fuji Film Archival Photo Paper.

Y esta es la fotografía original:

En la web se incluye esta biografía de Montgomery Clif:

(English text)

Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American film actor. He was known for his brooding, sensitive working-class character roles. He received four Academy Award nominations during his career.

Early life

Clift was born in Omaha, Nebraska, a son of William Brooks Clift, a vice-president of Omaha National Bank, and his wife, the former Ethel Fogg. Clift had a fraternal twin sister, Roberta (aka Ethel), and a brother, William Brooks Clift Jr (born 1918), who had an illegitimate son with actress Kim Stanley.The future actor's mother, who was reportedly adopted at the age of one year, nicknamed "Sunny", spent part of her life and her husband's money seeking to establish the Southern lineage that reportedly had been revealed to her at age 18 by the physician who delivered her, Dr. Edward Montgomery, after whom she named her younger son. According to Clift biographer Patricia Bosworth, Ethel was the illegitimate daughter of Woodbury Blair and Maria Anderson, whose marriage had been annulled before her birth and subsequent adoption. This would make her a granddaughter of Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General under President Abraham Lincoln, and a great-granddaughter of Francis Preston Blair, a journalist and adviser to President Andrew Jackson, and Levi Woodbury, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. None of these relationships, however, has been proven and remain speculative in the absence of documentation.As part of Sunny Clift's lifelong preparation for acceptance by her reported biological family (a goal never fully achieved), she raised Clift and his siblings as if they were aristocrats. Home-schooled by their mother as well as by private tutors in the United States and Europe, in spite of their father's fluctuating finances, they did not attend a regular school until they were in their teens. The adjustment was difficult, particularly for Montgomery. His performance as a student lagged behind that of his sister and brother. Clift was educated in French, German, and Italian.

Film career

Appearing on Broadway at the age of 13, Clift achieved success on the stage and starred there for 10 years before moving to Hollywood, debuting in 1948's Red River opposite John Wayne.Clift was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor that same year for The Search. His sensitive and intense quality gave him an image as the kind of person to be taken care of.His love scenes with Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951) represented a new standard for romance in cinema. His roles in A Place in the Sun, the 1953 classic From Here to Eternity, and The Young Lions (1958) were career milestones.Clift and Marlon Brando, who was also born in Omaha, had reputations as Hollywood rivals because of their rapid rise to stardom and similar acting styles. Clift was one of James Dean's idols and he would sometimes call Clift "just to hear his voice".Clift reportedly turned down the starring roles in Sunset Boulevard and East of Eden. At one point he was receiving so many offers of roles that friends had to squeeze past stacks of them in order to walk up the stairs.

Car accident

On May 12, 1956, while filming Raintree County, he smashed his car into a telephone pole after leaving a party at the Beverly Hills home of his Raintree County co-star and close friend Elizabeth Taylor and her then-husband Michael Wilding. Alerted by friend Kevin McCarthy, who witnessed the accident, Taylor raced to Clift's side, manually pulling his tongue out of his throat, as he'd begun to choke on it. He suffered a broken jaw and nose, a fractured sinus, and several facial lacerations which required plastic surgery. In a filmed interview, he later described how his nose could be snapped back into place.After a long recovery, he returned to the set to finish the film. Against the movie studio's worries over profits, Clift rightly predicted the film would do well, if only because moviegoers would flock to see the difference in his facial appearance before and after the accident. The pain of the accident led him to rely on alcohol and pills for relief, as he had done after an earlier bout with dysentery left him with chronic intestinal problems. As a result, Clift's health and looks deteriorated considerably.

Post-accident career

His post-accident career has been referred to as the "longest suicide in Hollywood history" because of his alleged substance abuse. Clift continued to work over the next 10 years. His next three films were Lonelyhearts (1958), The Young Lions (1958) and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). Clift starred with Lee Remick in Elia Kazan's Wild River in 1960. In 1958, he turned down what became Dean Martin's role in Rio Bravo, which would have reunited him with John Wayne.He then costarred in John Huston's The Misfits (1961), which turned out to be Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable's last film. Monroe, who was also having emotional problems at the time, famously described Clift as "The only person I know who is in worse shape than I am." By the time Clift was making John Huston's Freud: The Secret Passion (1962) his destructive lifestyle was affecting his health. Universal sued him for his frequent absences that caused the film to go over budget. The case was later settled out of court; the film's success at the box office brought numerous awards for screenwriting and directing, but none for Clift himself. Some time after the initial release of the film Clift appeared on the The Hy Gardner Show where he spoke at length about the accident and its effects, his film career, and treatment by the press. During the interview Gardner mentions that it is the "first and last appearance on a television interview program for Montgomery Clift".Clift's last Oscar nomination was for best supporting actor for his role in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), a 12-minute part. The film's director, Stanley Kramer, later wrote in his memoirs about how Clift—by this stage a wreck of a man—struggled to remember his lines even for this one scene:"Finally I said to him, "Just forget the damn lines Monty. Let's say you're on the witness stand. The prosecutor says something to you, then the defence attorney bitterly attacks you, and you have to reach for a word in the script. That's all right. Go ahead and reach for it. Whatever the word may be, it doesn't really matter. Just turn to (Spencer) Tracy on the bench whenever you feel the need, and ad lib something. It will be all right because it will convey the confusion in your character's mind." He seemed to calm down after this. He wasn't always close to the script, but whatever he said fitted in perfectly, and he came through with as good a performance as I had hoped."

Death

On July 22, 1966, Clift spent most of the day in his bedroom in his New York City townhouse, 217 East 61st Street. He and his live-in personal secretary, Lorenzo James, had not spoken much all day. At 1 a.m., Lorenzo went up to say goodnight. The Misfits was on TV that night, and Lorenzo asked Clift if he wanted to watch it. "Absolutely NOT!" was the reply. This turned out to be the last time Montgomery Clift spoke to anyone. At 6 a.m. the next morning, Lorenzo went to wake him but found the bedroom door locked. Unable to break it down, he ran down to the garden and climbed a ladder to the bedroom window. When he got inside, he found Clift dead. He was undressed, lying on his back in bed, with glasses on and fists clenched.Clift's body was taken to the city morgue at 520 First Avenue and autopsied. The autopsy report cited the cause of death as a heart attack brought on by "occlusive coronary artery disease". No evidence was found that suggested foul play or suicide. It is commonly believed that addiction was responsible for Clift's many health problems and his death. In addition to lingering effects of dysentery and chronic colitis, an underactive thyroid was later revealed. A condition that (among other things) lowers blood pressure, it may have caused Clift to appear drunk or drugged when he was sober. (A further health issue, though unrelated, was that Clift underwent cataract surgery in his later years; afterward he had to wear glasses.)Following a 15-minute ceremony at St. James Church attended by 150 guests including actresses Lauren Bacall and Nancy Walker, Clift was buried in the Quaker Cemetery, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City. Elizabeth Taylor, who was in Paris, sent flowers, as did Roddy McDowall, Myrna Loy, and Lew Wasserman.

Relationships

Patricia Bosworth, who had access to Clift's family and many people who knew and worked with him, writes in her book, "Before the accident Monty had drifted into countless affairs with men and women. It suited his personality to have sex with a variety of partners. After the accident and his drug addiction became more serious, Monty was often impotent, and sex became less important to him anyway. His deepest commitments were emotional rather than sexual, and reserved for old friends; he was unflinchingly loyal to men like William "Bill" LeMassena and women like Elizabeth Taylor, Libby Holman, Nancy Walker and Ann Lincoln."

When he bought his Manhattan townhouse in 1960 at 217 East 61st Street and became involved in renovations, he reported to a close friend that he envisioned living there someday with a wife and children. According to another biography, Clift's last known lover was Claude Perrin, a Frenchman who eventually became the actor's personal assistant before their relationship ended in the mid 1960s.

3.7.09

Blog de Noel Alumit

Noel Alumit es el autor de la novela Cartas a Montgomery Clift. Y tiene su propio blog en Blogger:


Como él mismo se presenta:

When I figure myself out, I'll let you know. Oh, I wrote the novels "Letters to Montgomery Clift" and "Talking to the Moon." I'm also a performance artist, having toured with my solo shows "The Rice Room: Scenes from Bar" and "Master of the (miss) Universe."

2.7.09

Movie Life.- jul 1979

Movie Life July 1979 with Natalie Wood on the cover.


Issue Includes:

Christopher Plummer and Oliver Reed “male Call” (4 b/w pix). Barbara Hershey and Deborah Ann Valkenburgh “The wonderful world of women” (2 b/w pix). Lauren Bacall “her marriage to bogey and Robards and her affair with Sinatra” (3 b/w pix). Woody Allen “His films and his women” (large b/w pic + 1 b/w pic). Carrie Fisher, Terri Garr, Joan Hackett, and Carol Kane “Outrageous ladies of the stage and Screen” (large group pic + 1 b/w pic). The Clash “Hits the USA” (3 b/w pix). Roger Voudouris “On the inside track with Roger” (large b/w pic).

Montgomery Clift and Marlon Brando “Their Love Hate relationship” (3 b/w pix)

Liza Minnielli, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Robert Redford “What their handwriting reveals about them” (1 b/w pic of each). Natalie Wood “Married Three Times, what she’s learned about sex, love and Marriage” (large b/w pic). Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Warren Beatty “Hollywood’s Newest Triangle” (3 b/w pix). Misc Pix throughout: Gilda Radner, Marilu Henner, Jack Nicholson, Catherine Deneuve, janet Leigh and Tippi Hedren, Alison Arngrim, Frankie Avalon, Meatloaf, Nicolette larson, Cher, Rudy Nureyev, Sophia Loren, John Belushi, Al Pacino.

La veterana revista de cine continuaba publicándose en los años 70 y cabe destacar cómo se habla ya de otras figuras de cine o d ela música como el grupo punk The Clash que cantó The Right Profile.

Movie Stars Parade (Jul 1949)

A vintage movie magazine titled "MOVIE STARS PARADE" (JUL/1949). In this magazine you will find the following: MONTGOMERY CLIFT (COVER+) and much more.

Harry Cramton Collection. Harry was a graphic artist, with a keen eye for beauty, who became a movie press agent i the early years of film. In 2006 he passed away in Toronto, Canadá. He was in his late 80'S althought nobody really knew hold the actually was. Harry was a avid collector of vintage Hollywood magazines. He loved the 1920's and 1930's era and ALWAYS DRESSED TO THE"HILT"ADORNED IN ATTIRE FROM THAT ERA.INCLUDING APPROPRIATE HATS,CANES AND COLORFUL MULTI PIECE SUITS COMPLETE WITH SUSPENDERS AND SHOES TO MATCH.THOUGH HE LIVED IN CANADA'S MOST PRETENTIOUS ART DISTRICT"YORKVILLE"HARRY WOULD TURN HEADS WHEREVER HE WENT IN PART BEACUSE OF HIS EXCESSIVE COLOGNE USE.HARRY CRAMPTON WAS EXTREMELY FRIENDLY TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM AND PASSIONATE ABOUT BOTH HIS COLLECTION AND HOLLYWOOD STARS.HIS UNIQUE SPECIALNESS IS MISSED BY HIS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT HIS COLLECTION IS BEING SHARED WITH OTHER HOLLYWOOD COLLECTORS.WHERE THE ITEMS CAN BRING NEW LIFE AND BEAUTY TO THEIR COLLECTIONS,

Portada de la revista Movie Stars Parade, de julio de 1949, que incluye un reportaje suyo.

1.7.09

Foto del mes (21)

el espíritu de Monty

Estrenamos mes de Julio, que es como decir Mes de Montgomery Clift, aunque en este caso recordemos su triste muerte.

La foto del mes que he elegido creo que es la que mejor ilustra el "espíritu de Monty": su imagen joven, con la mirada hacia el cielo, reconcentrado y levemente melancólico, la contradición de su juventud con su tormento interior.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
Su carrera comprende 17 títulos entre 1948 y 1966. Trabajó con los grandes directores (Hawks, Hitchcock, Stevens, Zinnemann, Kazan, Huston, Wyler) y las grandes estrellas (Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Brando, Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor especialmente) de entonces.
The Right Profile
Lyric
Say, where did I see this guy?
In red river?
Or a place in the sun?
Maybe the misfits?
Or from here to eternity?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure looks funny.
Thats...Montgomery Clift, honey!

New York, New York, New York, 42nd street
Hustlers rustle and pimps pimp the beat
Monty Clift is recognized at dawn
He aint got no shoes and his clothes are torn

I see a car smashed at night
Cut the applause and dim the light
Monty's face is broken on a wheel
Is he alive? can he still feel?

Everybody say, is he all right?
And everybody say, whats he like?
Everybody say, he sure looks funny.
Thats...Montgomery Clift, honey!

Nembutol numbs it all
But I prefer alcohol

He said go out and get me my old movie stills
Go out and get me another roll of pills
There I go again shaking, but I aint got the chills