deforest:

One day my sister Teddy said to me, “What are you going to do? What would you like to do when you grow up?” And I remember—at that time I was about twelve—I told my sister that I would like to go to Hollywood and become a cowboy.

I had just seen my first movie—it was a cowboy movie, of course—and I thought it was the most amazing thing. I had no idea that Hollywood meant the movie business. I thought Hollywood was where they raised cows, and where they used horses to keep the cows corralled, and where the cowboys were good guys, and they were always fighting the bad guys, who were trying either to steal the cows or do something to the people who owned the cows, and I wanted to do that kind of work.

Teddy laughed, but the laughter wasn’t at me; she laughed with me. … I’m sure she must have thought it was so wonderful that I was having this terrific dream, but she didn’t correct me, she didn’t say, “That’s such a way-out fantasy.” She didn’t say, “Who do you think you are? Man, you better get your feet on the ground. Boy, you got a long way to go.” No, she obviously had dreams too.

About ten years later the family was able to gather in a theater in Nassau to see the first picture I ever made, something called No Way Out. This was in 1950, and it was the first time my parents had ever seen a movie. It must have been something like a fantasy for them, a dream.

Sidney Poitier, "The Measure of a Man"
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Veronica Lake in the 1940s.

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Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday

Painter, if you paint with love, paint me some black angels now
For all good blacks in heaven, painter show us that you care

Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)

(Source: foxwin)

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Doris on James Garner

heckyeahdorisday:

"I loved Jimmy. He was a wonderful actor and a joy to work with. We made two films together and just clicked from the minute we met. We remained friends over the years and spoke often on the phone. I knew he was quite ill and unable to talk on the phone in recent months. The world has lost an exceptional human being and I lost a dear friend. I will miss him so much."

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wesleywalesandersons:

"I want to feel my life while I’m in it."

Happy Birthday Queen Meryl.

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whilecinemavisionsdancedinmyhead:

Easy Living (1937)

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classicladiesofcolor:

Singer Kay Starr (born Katherine Laverne Starks) was born on an Oklahoma reservation on July 21, 1922. Her father, Harry was an Iroquois Native American and her mother, Annie, was Irish/Native American (according to this source, she was Cherokee and Choctaw). When Harry Starks secured a job installing water sprinkler systems in Dallas, TX, the family moved there. Kay was three years old at the time. While in Texas,her mother began raising chickens and a young Kay would serenade the chickens into the coop. Her Aunt Nora entered her into an amateur contest (which she won) and soon, Kay was given her own fifteen minute radio show. By the time she was ten years old, she was making $3 a night ($3 in 1932=$51.41 in 2014).

Still just an adolescent, contests and radio shows led to stints with some of the most popular bands—including Bob Crosby’s and Glenn Miller’s. Kay finally went solo in 1946 and would go on to record numerous hit songs throughout the late 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. As of 2013, the 92 year old Kay Starr is still performing.

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Name: Since I Fell for You
Artist: Doris Day
Album: Love Him! (1964)
192 plays

Doris Day — Since I Fell For You
Love Him! (1964)

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Rest in Peace, James Garner. (April 7, 1928 - July 19, 2014)

"I’m a Spencer Tracy type actor. His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your marks and tell the truth. Most every actor tries to make it something it isn’t looks for the easy way out. I don’t think acting is that difficult if you can put yourself aside and do what the writer wrote."

(Source: starshavelosttheirglitter)

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Name: I Want To Be Happy
Artist: Doris Day
Album: Tea For Two (1950)
639 plays

nostalgic-symphonies:

Doris Day — I Want To Be Happy (1950)

When skies are gray and you say you are blue
I’ll send the sun smiling through

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About a month ago I sent away a heartfelt letter to a woman who through her extensive music and film career I have grown to deeply admire — along with that letter was a photograph I hoped she could sign…Today,  on July 21st 2014, I’m thrilled to say that I received something in the mail I will certainly cherish for a long, long time.
More importantly, it’s a relief to know that one of the loveliest people that I believe has ever graced the entertainment industry knows sincerely how much joy she has brought not only into my life but into countless others :’) 


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doris day - scan - I am so happy I could cry again omg - sry for the sappy commentary I just need to record this happy moment here - please don't go doris - she has to live another 90 years - go send doris a letter and photo right now - I put it off for like 6 months and I'm so glad I did it - I'm still really saddened by james garner's passing and I kept telling myself I would send him a fan letter but never did ;__; -

errolflynns:

TCM remembers James Garner (1928-2014)

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brandomarlons:

I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime. 

Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards

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