Month: August 2016

Past Imperfect – #287

Clara: “So what’s my motivation in this scene?” Director: “The talkies have just been invented, and most of America will not be able to understand your thick Brooklyn accent and your days as a star are possibly numbered.” Clara: “Got it.”  

Past Imperfect – #392

When Alberta set her mind to something, she was determined to see it through. Henry, standing on the porch: “What the hell are you doin’, woman?” Alberta: “Us women just got the right to vote and I’m off to do it.” Henry: “But there ain’t no election today. […]

Past Imperfect – #351

Jimmy: “What the hell are you going?” Norma: “Sweetie, I know you were born in Pennsylvania, and I can forgive you for that. But you are really drawing too much attention to our table with your ‘golly gee’ expression. Tone it down a notch.” Jimmy: “But it looks […]

Past Imperfect – #319

On the set of Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte… Joan Crawford: “Bob, we really need to talk.” Robert Aldrich: “What is it now, Joan? Was the caviar on the craft services table not stellar enough?” Joan: “Very funny. No, you need to talk to the people who are doing […]

Past Imperfect – #335

Douglas: “Well, here we go again.” Mary: “Now, Dougie, let’s not be grumpy. You know we have to deal with the press, it’s just what we do as Hollywood Royalty.” Douglas: “But why do we have to let them into our house? It’s annoying.” Mary: “Because the common […]

Past Imperfect – #316

Joan Collins and Warren Beatty gaze in wonder as Warren’s sister Shirley MacLaine does an interpretive dance on the stage of the Lido in Paris, wherein Shirley warns of the dangers of sleeping with everyone else on the planet just because you can. Joan at least appears to […]

Past Imperfect – #357

Douglass: “Mae, my sugar bunny, whatever is troubling you so? Mae: “Oh, Douglass, the agony is so intense that I can barely speak!” Douglass: “Now, now. Stop writhing like a Pentecostal. Tell me what has happened. Are you hurt? Is there some blood loss that I need to […]