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What was Natalie Wood's appeal??!

I've Never understood her appeal. She was cute/pretty but basically ordinary looking. More importantly, she had no acting talent or charisma.


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by Anonymousreply 600November 27, 2022 9:42 PM

okay... where to start ? she was impossibly charming, she had enormous charisma, was child prodgy, grew up in front of us, had enormous star power, became one of the most beautiful and beloved actresses of all time, acted in the most significant and unforgettable masterpieces of american cinema, had a tragic death, is mourned by millions decades after her death...next question ?

by Anonymousreply 1September 2, 2022 7:47 PM

She had the exact right look to bring the 1950s into the 1960s.

by Anonymousreply 2September 2, 2022 7:48 PM

she was one of the greatest talents of the golden age of movies

by Anonymousreply 3September 2, 2022 7:48 PM

Her simplicity was her strength

by Anonymousreply 4September 2, 2022 7:49 PM

I agree with OP that she wasn't especially talented or interesting. Her huge brown eyes were the most striking thing about her.

by Anonymousreply 5September 2, 2022 7:50 PM

Exceptionally pretty, with beautiful doe eyes, and a charming vulnerability.

She genuinely had some acting talent, although she never took time off to hone her craft the way Jodie Foster did after college (and which all child actors should do if they want to continue acting as adults, because otherwise they rely on tricks they learned as kids as Natalie did and Winona Ryder does).

by Anonymousreply 6September 2, 2022 7:51 PM

She made producers happy!

by Anonymousreply 7September 2, 2022 7:51 PM

she acted with her heart. she was a highly intelligent woman but understood that art comes from the heart, not the brain, she was not perfect, and she might have lacked the big guns, but the one she fired were expertly aimed, and perfectly timed

by Anonymousreply 8September 2, 2022 7:51 PM

No one could play tortured as well as Natalie could. Her performance in Splendor in the Grass never fails to move me. Sophia Loren was great in Two Lovers but I think Natalie deserved that Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 9September 2, 2022 7:52 PM

she had something in those magnificent eyes, that made children respond to her in a way that no one else did, hence her enduring popularity, generation after generation

by Anonymousreply 10September 2, 2022 7:53 PM

I also think she was so beautiful. Her beauty is kind of underrated.

by Anonymousreply 11September 2, 2022 7:53 PM

whenever I went, in every situation and, I had an adventurous life, I always kept a picture of Natalie by my side. Like, all my life. She had that kind of power. I need to watch splendour in the grass every other year or so. need.

by Anonymousreply 12September 2, 2022 7:55 PM

Jodie Foster had "It" from the very beginning. She never gave "trained dog" as many child performers do, which is why she could play the vamp in Bugsy Malone with such ease. She was an old soul. Martha Plimpton is the same.

by Anonymousreply 13September 2, 2022 7:56 PM

she grew up in the public eye and was able to effectively transition from a child to a teen to a young woman to an adult. Her best adult role was B&C&T&A. She was lovely.

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by Anonymousreply 14September 2, 2022 7:58 PM

R7 She was raped by Kirk Douglas and had sexual relationships with Nicolas Ray and Frank Sinatra when she was a teenager.

by Anonymousreply 15September 2, 2022 7:58 PM

What also stands out to me about Natalie are her eyes. She had the saddest eyes.

by Anonymousreply 16September 2, 2022 7:58 PM

R15 It's a joke at Harvey Weinstein's expense. Calm down.

by Anonymousreply 17September 2, 2022 7:59 PM

She was lovely indeed. if you don't love Natalie Wood, you don't love anyone, you don't have a heart.

by Anonymousreply 18September 2, 2022 7:59 PM

for all abused children , one look in those chocolate eyes, and you knew. you were not alone. If Natalie could make it, so could you

by Anonymousreply 19September 2, 2022 8:00 PM

R17 I know but the poor lady never got Justice. Raped and exploited by older men in the industry then dies tragically most likely at the hands of her husband. Everyone talks about how tragic Marilyn’s life was but Natalie went through hell too.

by Anonymousreply 20September 2, 2022 8:01 PM

Natalie was also a gay ally.

by Anonymousreply 21September 2, 2022 8:02 PM

She could pass as a Puerto Rican woman.

by Anonymousreply 22September 2, 2022 8:04 PM

R22 I loved her in West Side Story despite the wonky accent.

by Anonymousreply 23September 2, 2022 8:05 PM

R18 WTF?

by Anonymousreply 24September 2, 2022 8:05 PM

You're wrong the picture you chose, OP.

by Anonymousreply 25September 2, 2022 8:06 PM

R25 Why?

by Anonymousreply 26September 2, 2022 8:07 PM

R25 Christopher Walken is taking what he knows to the grave.

by Anonymousreply 27September 2, 2022 8:07 PM

[Quote] Why?

It's hideously unflattering.

by Anonymousreply 28September 2, 2022 8:08 PM

[quote]Two Lovers

The movie was released in the US as "Two Women." The actual title is "La Ciociara."

Loren gave one of most iconic performances on film ever. Very few performance even come close.

by Anonymousreply 29September 2, 2022 8:08 PM

R29 =Carlo Ponti's ghost . Hi Carlo, was the oscar very expensive ?

by Anonymousreply 30September 2, 2022 8:13 PM

Did you ever see the movie, R30? Did you watch it with subtitles or dubbed.

Sorry you can't appreciate how good Loren was. Natalie Wood was fine as Deanie but didn't deserve an Oscar for it.

by Anonymousreply 31September 2, 2022 8:17 PM

R31 you're post is so stupid I shouldn't even answer, but Natalie deserved the fuck out of this oscar, and Loren is a terrific actress, but I quit watching after 2 minutes. Bitch, when your bombed by an aerial raid, you don't look up the sky to see what's happening, you crawl under anything that looks solid. It was such a bad start, I knew the whole damn thing would be a tearshow

by Anonymousreply 32September 2, 2022 8:21 PM

Yeah sorry I meant Two Women.

by Anonymousreply 33September 2, 2022 8:27 PM

Her dramatic acting style was horrible. Can’t believe that she was nominated for Best Actress for SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS. The crying jags were worse than Doris Day’s in MIDNIGHT LACE.

by Anonymousreply 34September 2, 2022 8:31 PM

Ruta Lee should've had Natalie's career. She had the same kind of dark-eyed beauty...except she could act.

I've always found Natalie quite screechy, needy and overly dramatic. And despite her beauty, she wasn't sexy (imo).


by Anonymousreply 35September 2, 2022 8:37 PM

For me, there was always something so eager and pathetic and sad about her--about HER, not the roles she was playing....for me, anyway, it makes it painful to watch her on the screen.

by Anonymousreply 36September 2, 2022 8:39 PM

she was divine, exremely effective and ranks among the best.

by Anonymousreply 37September 2, 2022 8:41 PM

She had suckable toes

by Anonymousreply 38September 2, 2022 8:41 PM

I was surprised to read what a dirty girl she was when James Cann tried to go down on her and she stopped him bc her cooze was already full of some other guy's jizz.

by Anonymousreply 39September 2, 2022 9:53 PM

R39 link please (or that never happened)

by Anonymousreply 40September 2, 2022 9:54 PM

OP the only thing to discuss is how you became such a troll.

by Anonymousreply 41September 2, 2022 10:32 PM

I like her big bracelets

by Anonymousreply 42September 2, 2022 10:35 PM

So was the quintessential pretty ingenue, assisted greatly by those big, sad eyes. And though her voice was weak, she was able to put forth a vulnerability through its thin-ness that added to her appeal as a very pretty, very vulnerable young woman. Add to that, she gave a terrific performance as a child in an iconic holiday film so generation after generation saw her as the little girl won over by Santa Claus in Miracle on 34th Street, thus the public felt 'invested' in her because they had 'known' her as a child and wanted to see her mature and grow-up before the camera (it also helped that she was a beautiful young woman, not many people were interested in seeing Margaret O'Brien grow up). With that said, she is like Winona Ryder in that she is a terrific ingenue but her lack of tecnique betrayed her as she entered her 30s and she was not cast in mature, leading lady parts (this also had to do with Hollywood completely changing from the mid-60s onward, and she was seen as a bit of a relic of the studio ear despite being the same age as Jane Fonda).

by Anonymousreply 43September 2, 2022 10:36 PM

She was a fine actress when she deliberately reigned it in. I watched "Lovers and Other Strangers" recently, and the plot could have had her braying up a storm, but she held it all in so when she had to emote, it wasn't a screeching mess. Her TV version of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is difficult to watch because she brays non-stop.

I watched the Ann-Margret TV version of "A Streetcar named Desire", and imagined what Natalie would have done as Blanche. It could have been wonderful, or a noisy mess. Her inconsistency is a real puzzlement.

by Anonymousreply 44September 2, 2022 10:43 PM

Inconsistency is not surprising if a performer lacks a solid technique and... their own point of view.

by Anonymousreply 45September 2, 2022 10:45 PM

Natalie wood was very weak actress. She tried hard though. I will give her that.

by Anonymousreply 46September 2, 2022 10:49 PM

[quote] "What was Natalie Wood's appeal??!"

You tell me, OP! -Marni Nixon

Jokes aside...

[quote] "Natalie was also a gay ally."

I was going to mention this, R21.

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by Anonymousreply 47September 2, 2022 11:06 PM

R39: It was James Dean, not James Caan, and the guy's jizz was Nick Ray

by Anonymousreply 48September 3, 2022 12:04 AM

[quote]She was a fine actress when she deliberately reigned it in. I watched "Lovers and Other Strangers"

R44 - The movie is "Love With The Proper Stranger.." She was at her most beautiful and gave a great performance.

R32 - .You watch two minutes of Two Women but didn't think Loren didn't deserve her Oscar? What a moron.

by Anonymousreply 49September 3, 2022 3:32 AM

I’d have wished she’d been a bit younger and cast as the mom in the original “Poltergeist” film.

by Anonymousreply 50September 3, 2022 5:28 AM

Are you people on drugs to start the holiday weekend? She was a terrible actress.

by Anonymousreply 51September 3, 2022 6:08 AM

She was the kind of wood that doesn’t float, OP.

That was the reason.

by Anonymousreply 52September 3, 2022 6:36 AM

She was cute and charismatic and vulnerable. Guys thought they could get her. She was a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 53September 3, 2022 6:56 AM

She was barely adequate as an actress. She was almost incapable of showing emotion, but when she tries, it's very forced and over the top as R44 mentioned.

A good actress can cry on cue, or even after a few takes. Natalie Wood could not cry when the script called for it.

But she did, or so a dozen or more DL-ers claim, have big brown doe-eyes.

by Anonymousreply 54September 3, 2022 7:35 AM

OP = Rita Moreno

by Anonymousreply 55September 3, 2022 5:30 PM

R54 So you think Wood was wooden?

by Anonymousreply 56September 3, 2022 5:36 PM

Natalie would, but Tab wouldn't

by Anonymousreply 57September 3, 2022 5:38 PM

She was terrific in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

by Anonymousreply 58September 3, 2022 5:39 PM

They remade that in the 1980s?

by Anonymousreply 59September 3, 2022 5:40 PM

yep R59, late 70s or early 80's, for TV. I was a little boy, but I remember her with Kim Basinger. She was great and she won a Best Actress GG. And that was the lowest point of her career. She was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 60September 3, 2022 5:42 PM

If Elizabeth Taylor wouldn't, Natalie Wood

by Anonymousreply 61September 3, 2022 5:43 PM

She was great

by Anonymousreply 62September 3, 2022 5:46 PM

Did they check the cabins ?

by Anonymousreply 63September 3, 2022 5:51 PM

Natalie was the life of the party , a great friend and actress . Charisma in spades

by Anonymousreply 64September 3, 2022 5:54 PM

She was very beautiful, yet had girl-next-door appeal, unlike Taylor and some of the other goddesses.

by Anonymousreply 65September 3, 2022 5:58 PM

Natalie was totally straight from what I read, but more into men obviously.

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by Anonymousreply 67September 3, 2022 5:59 PM

Who did she lez off?

by Anonymousreply 68September 3, 2022 6:02 PM

Not me

by Anonymousreply 69September 3, 2022 6:03 PM

teenage Natalie has one of the most active and most liberated sexuality of Hollywood 's golden age. According to witnesses, every night on the dance floor at Ciro's she was "Ava Gardner in a little girl's body". She was notoriously "promiscuous" and loved to have fun. During an orgie at the chateau with the cast of Rebel, she decided to have a champagne bath, but the champagne burnt her vagina and she had to be taken to a hospital.

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by Anonymousreply 70September 4, 2022 12:14 AM

Natalie loved closeted gay men

by Anonymousreply 71September 4, 2022 12:35 AM

Did she fire the butler after walking in on him and RJ?

by Anonymousreply 72September 4, 2022 12:48 AM

Perry Lopez was so hot, love him in battle cry

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by Anonymousreply 73September 4, 2022 12:59 AM

here's perry lopez

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by Anonymousreply 74September 4, 2022 1:00 AM

[quote] Did she fire the butler after walking in on him and RJ

Poor Natalie, her gay husband fucked her butler, her straight husband fucked her secretary, Why is It So Hard To Find Good Service Staff?

by Anonymousreply 75September 4, 2022 1:03 AM

I don’t think RJ is gay rather bisexual

by Anonymousreply 76September 4, 2022 2:36 AM

I don’t believe for one minute that RJ had sex with Barbara Stanwyck.

by Anonymousreply 77September 4, 2022 3:37 AM

What about Yvonne DeCarlo?

by Anonymousreply 78September 4, 2022 4:00 AM

There was something about her face that made you absolutely adore her. That’s ultra rare in even the most beautiful women.

by Anonymousreply 79September 4, 2022 4:04 AM

She had a sparkle in her eyes . A warmth

by Anonymousreply 80September 4, 2022 4:54 AM

Her promiscuity as a teen was not because she was “liberated”, Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 81September 4, 2022 6:10 AM

R62, but what about her acting?

by Anonymousreply 82September 4, 2022 8:03 AM

R70 can’t even feign English

by Anonymousreply 83September 4, 2022 1:56 PM

OP- Much more than her I never understood Elizabeth Taylor’s appeal physically or as an actress.

by Anonymousreply 84September 4, 2022 2:10 PM

R84 Elizabeth was very well marketed, and finally quite competent in a couple of movies in her old age, in her own way, like secret ceremony.

by Anonymousreply 85September 4, 2022 2:51 PM

R83 is physically challenged (think Salvatore in the name of the rose), friendless, and hasn't been fucked in 30 years. Oh, and poor.

by Anonymousreply 86September 4, 2022 2:53 PM

[quote] but what about her acting?

She was alive, totally alive onscreen, she was human, simple, relatable, sometimes totally great, sometimes really bad. Her screen presence was peerless, her appeal is timeless. Natalie Wood will still be loved and celebrated long after a Meryl Streep is forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 87September 4, 2022 2:57 PM

I thought she was gorgeous. Was she a great actress. No. Excellent in certain roles with the right director but there were a lot of misfires. BUT she was never boring. Her performance as Alva in This Property is Condemned is wildly over the top but I loved it.

by Anonymousreply 88September 4, 2022 3:06 PM

W&W -- well, not wisdom -- for R87.

by Anonymousreply 89September 5, 2022 1:37 AM

Her brown eyes were soooo dark. I love warm brown eyes like (ahem) Julia Roberts but she just had this giant black saucers.

by Anonymousreply 90September 5, 2022 1:41 AM

She was pretty, not beautiful, and her selling point was her big brown doe eyes. Godawful actress. Winona Ryder has been very effective in most of the roles she's been given - I have never found Natalie effective in anything beyond age 10.

by Anonymousreply 91September 5, 2022 1:44 AM

OMG. The "Natalie Wood Eyes" troll is on a tear.

by Anonymousreply 92September 5, 2022 1:45 AM

Gene Nelson also had the biggest, softest, dark brown doe eyes.

by Anonymousreply 93September 5, 2022 1:47 AM

And Winona started professionally acting at around age 15, which is a far cry from Jodie and Natalie, who started at around age 5. I don't think Jodie studied acting or "honed at her craft" at Yale either, she just wanted to keep a low profile after the Hinckley hoopla.

by Anonymousreply 94September 5, 2022 1:47 AM

R91 Winona may be limited in the role she can play but she’s a far better actress.

by Anonymousreply 95September 5, 2022 1:47 AM

Winona has no soul

by Anonymousreply 96September 5, 2022 1:49 AM

Jodie actually didn't even take that much time off during college. Her biggest amount of time between films was between 1977 and 1980, which is when she was finishing up high school. She had done 8 films in just two years prior to that. During her time at Yale, she made about a movie a year during summer breaks.

by Anonymousreply 97September 5, 2022 1:50 AM

Natalie was a real person , a radiant person .

by Anonymousreply 98September 5, 2022 1:54 AM

"Love With The Proper Stranger" is one of my favorite movies and she was wonderful in it. Even Steve McQueen, who I have never liked, was perfection in his part.

At the risk of starting a DL fire, does anyone else think Natalie could have played Mrs. Robinson in 'The Graduate"? (I'm not in any way questioning Anne Bancroft's brilliant performance. Just wondering.)

by Anonymousreply 99September 5, 2022 2:18 AM

R99 no bc she had no sex appeal

by Anonymousreply 100September 5, 2022 2:20 AM

She could have played it on stage, like Jerry Hall et al. did. But no, Natalie could not have played Katharine Ross' mother or anyone in the same age range.

by Anonymousreply 101September 5, 2022 2:25 AM

R99 no way, she was too young, actually she was offered the Katharine Ross part and turned it down.

by Anonymousreply 102September 5, 2022 12:24 PM

I know quite a few women who would kill for Wood's "ordinary" looks, not least her beautiful figure. She was photogenic, the camera loved her, and she had a distinctive voice and persona.

I would never call her a truly great actress, or the most beautiful ever to hit the big screen, but her stardom was far less mysterious than a few other actresses I could name, e.g., Gwyneth Paltrow's.

by Anonymousreply 103September 5, 2022 12:36 PM

She was very, very pretty, OP.

And she didn’t act like typical, Hollywood trash.

She seemed very sweet and appeared to be a good wife and mother.

by Anonymousreply 104September 5, 2022 12:56 PM

I love this photo.

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by Anonymousreply 105September 5, 2022 1:01 PM

Her appeal? Why she was the only kind of wood that don't float.

by Anonymousreply 106September 5, 2022 1:03 PM

R106 - Oh, dear - that was pretty vile, even for DL.

by Anonymousreply 107September 5, 2022 6:46 PM

R105 they sure were a good looking couple.

by Anonymousreply 108September 5, 2022 6:52 PM

[quote] I don't think Jodie studied acting or "honed at her craft" at Yale either,

She didn't do AT Yale, she did it after Yale.

by Anonymousreply 109September 5, 2022 7:10 PM

What? Shortly after she graduated Yale she still was filming movies. Her biggest career breaks came after she won her Oscars, and she wanted to focus on directing/production. She’s never done any seriously stage work. In fact, most child actors haven’t with the exception of the likes of Diane Lane, who actually got her start in theatre.

by Anonymousreply 110September 5, 2022 7:31 PM

Trini Alverado?

by Anonymousreply 111September 5, 2022 7:37 PM

Natalie Wood was one of the studio manufactured stars. She wasn't much of an actress but she was very pretty.

by Anonymousreply 112September 5, 2022 7:46 PM

R112 She was a child film actress, and everyone was "studio manufactured" then - it didn't necessarily follow that the manufacture resulted in stardom. There were plenty of actors that studios tried to push but who just didn't make the cut with the public. She evolved into a beautiful young girl and so made it across the child actor-mature actress chasm that people like Shirley Temple failed to do. And Temple was an icon until she hit puberty.

by Anonymousreply 113September 5, 2022 9:12 PM

R113 Shirley Temple wasn't particularly attractive when she grew up. Natalie was.

by Anonymousreply 114September 5, 2022 9:32 PM

R114 Temple was moderately pretty as a teen, but very much Girl Next Door but boringly so. She really lacked star quality once out of her short fluffy skirts.

Wood was beautiful as a young girl - and she had star power onscreen. She may not have made the best choices along the way, but Temple couldn't have pulled off those roles in Rebel Without A Cause, Splendor in the Grass, Love with the Proper Stranger, Gypsy, or West Side Story if her life depended on it. And, Wood was a trouper. She was totally miscast in Gypsy, but she gave it the best she could.

As I said, Wood wasn't exactly Mary Astor but she was pretty enough, charismatic enough, and decent enough of an actress to make it.

So, I rather disagree with OP.

by Anonymousreply 115September 5, 2022 11:06 PM

While people may make much of Wood's less than stellar acting technique, she usually read as vulnerable and that went a long way. Shirley Temple, by contrast was so constricted by all of the horrifying 'tricks' she learned as a child actor that were reinforced by the fact that she was the 'biggest movie star' in the world that she really had no chance from an acting perspective to succeed as an adult. At least she realized that and went on her merry way.

by Anonymousreply 116September 5, 2022 11:19 PM

Robert Redford on Natalie. They were in high school with Redford

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by Anonymousreply 117September 9, 2022 3:25 AM

-they were in high school together

by Anonymousreply 118September 9, 2022 3:27 AM

I cant believe all of these responses and This Property Condemned only got one mention ??? Shame! Natalie was perfection in that film. She played innocent tramp perfectly and her hysterics were very appropriate when she launched them. Fantastic movie. I loved Willie too.

by Anonymousreply 119September 9, 2022 3:52 AM

R107, 106's joke has a beard a mile long.

by Anonymousreply 120September 9, 2022 9:19 PM

I was a little gay boy, and I still thought she was the prettiest girl I'd ever seen. She had Bambi's big eyes.

by Anonymousreply 121September 9, 2022 9:21 PM

R119, that's because the movie SUCKED. A huge bomb at the box office.

by Anonymousreply 122September 9, 2022 9:24 PM

She was perfect in Splendor In The Grass as the bipolar or borderline teenager who was sexually obsessed with pretty Warren Beatty. What a great movie about American sexual repression and how it drives people insane.

by Anonymousreply 123September 9, 2022 9:26 PM

She had suckable toes

by Anonymousreply 124September 10, 2022 3:38 AM

I've seen several Broadway productions of "Gypsy," and no one has ever been better in the dressing room confrontation with her overbearing mother than Natalie Wood in the movie version.

by Anonymousreply 125September 10, 2022 8:16 AM

I re watched THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED yesterday. She sould have won an oscar for that

by Anonymousreply 126September 11, 2022 9:36 PM

I've never been impressed by her.

by Anonymousreply 127September 11, 2022 9:41 PM

Natalie is not good in the dressing room scene, though I've never been impressed with any Louise I've seen perform in the dressing room scene, even Laura Benanti.

by Anonymousreply 128September 11, 2022 9:41 PM

She was extraordinary in SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER, WEST SIDE STORY and a few others. She was very inconsistent, but generally very good. she's the link between the stiff, conventional Hollywood acting of the 40s/50s and the freedom of the new cinema . So many classics in her resume. Charming always, and one of the movies greatest beauties. She would have been a star in any era. She shouldn't have come back though. Nothing she did after her cameo in THE CANDIDATE added anything to her career.

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by Anonymousreply 129September 11, 2022 9:52 PM

She had a ruby red, hard ball clit that forced your tongue to automatically ride over it in a circle.

by Anonymousreply 130September 12, 2022 7:06 AM

R130 Ewww, shut up Kazan

by Anonymousreply 131September 12, 2022 7:08 AM

[quote]Natalie is not good in the dressing room scene, though I've never been impressed with any Louise I've seen perform in the dressing room scene, even Laura Benanti.

In your opinion, R128

by Anonymousreply 132September 12, 2022 9:06 AM

Inconsistent describes her film performances perfectly.

by Anonymousreply 133September 12, 2022 5:46 PM

Like Judy G. and Elizabeth T., she has the child star that we all loved factor, but quite unlike these two ladies, she grew up to be devastatingly beautiful, as opposed to fat and decrepit, so we could go on loving her as teenagers and young adults.

by Anonymousreply 134September 13, 2022 12:12 AM

Elizabeth Taylor didn't start to put on weight until the 1960s, R134.

by Anonymousreply 135September 13, 2022 1:20 AM

Natalie was pure cane sugar

by Anonymousreply 136September 13, 2022 1:20 AM

Elvis said that Natalie had a BO

by Anonymousreply 137September 13, 2022 1:27 AM

Big Orifice?

by Anonymousreply 138September 13, 2022 1:30 AM

R137, is a troll liar loser

by Anonymousreply 139September 13, 2022 1:48 AM

that she didn't look like this OP

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by Anonymousreply 140September 13, 2022 1:54 AM

R139 WTF?? You're a sour sensitive loser.

Elvis compalined to his friends that Natalie had a body odor he didn't like.

by Anonymousreply 141September 13, 2022 2:00 AM

R141 was it the scent of lilac perfume?

by Anonymousreply 142September 13, 2022 2:12 AM

She was very consistent, actually. She did the same bad hysterical acting in every movie.

by Anonymousreply 143September 13, 2022 2:13 AM

R137 Wasthat Elvis's defense for not fucking her ? pathetic

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by Anonymousreply 144September 13, 2022 11:21 AM


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by Anonymousreply 145September 13, 2022 11:26 AM

What is your appeal, OP ?

by Anonymousreply 146September 13, 2022 12:32 PM

R145, ALL completely forgotten movies.

by Anonymousreply 147September 13, 2022 8:42 PM

I feel like due to the iconic status of at least two films Wood starred in (whatever you think of her performances), West Side Story and Miracle on 34th Street and questioably iconic status of two others, Gypsy and Rebel without a Cause, along with her mysterious death has allowed Wood's legacy a longevity that surpasses many of her peers.

by Anonymousreply 148September 13, 2022 11:55 PM

I saw a new photoshoot with Vanessa Hudgens today and it occured to me that she's basically the Natalie Wood of the 21st century, right down to the gay bf(s).

by Anonymousreply 149September 14, 2022 12:07 AM


Guys, doesn’t she seem too old for Walken, playing his wife in her last film (Brainstorm?) They seemed to be from different generations.

Of course I could look up their birthdays. But I don’t feel like it.

by Anonymousreply 150September 14, 2022 1:03 AM

Yes, she did read as older than him.

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by Anonymousreply 151September 14, 2022 1:13 AM

Dreadful film. I saw it in a theater and the special effects will not knock your socks off. Both Robertson and Wood have nothing to do, and Louise Fletcher's nonstop smoking is awkward and unconvincing. She's not Bette Davis. The plot is scattered and makes little sense.

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by Anonymousreply 152September 14, 2022 6:57 AM

Natalie Wood was there for her friend Norma Crane.

by Anonymousreply 153September 14, 2022 7:14 AM

Love With The Proper Stranger came after WSS and oddly was done in black and white. She had a weird chemistry with Steve McQueen in it but also showed she could do comedy. After that she was loaded with comedy roles probably to her detriment since she was a much better dramatic actress. In her last few years she returned exclusively to drama and would have had a new and lasting career in major or supporting roles if she hadn't fell off that boat. P.S. The final scene in LWTPS was unforgettable.

by Anonymousreply 154September 14, 2022 7:23 AM

Nah. She would have been a TV movie queen, nothing more.

by Anonymousreply 155September 14, 2022 7:25 AM

I can see her as the mom in Poltergeist. She resembles JoBeth Wiliams.

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by Anonymousreply 156September 14, 2022 7:28 AM

[quote]I feel like due to the iconic status of at least two films Wood starred in (whatever you think of her performances), West Side Story and Miracle on 34th Street and questioably iconic status of two others, Gypsy and Rebel without a Cause, along with her mysterious death has allowed Wood's legacy a longevity that surpasses many of her peers.

She was in another classic film whose iconic status is unquestioned: John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956), now considered a masterpiece and possibly Ford's finest western.

by Anonymousreply 157September 14, 2022 8:52 AM

Excellent point R148. She was in some classic films, but they really aren't classic specifically because of her "performances".

by Anonymousreply 158September 14, 2022 8:56 AM

R157 I was about to say THE SEARCHERS is considered a masterpiece. I mean, look at Vivien Leigh. even though she was primarily a stage actress, and has only two bona fide classic movies (or three if you add WATERLOO BRIDGE) to her name she'll always be considered a major legend, because of these two movies. Natalie's performance glues WWS together, wether you like it or not. She's been criticized for decades , but when they did it without her, it flopped massively. and SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is her movie. when she's not on screen, the film collapses.

by Anonymousreply 159September 14, 2022 9:29 AM

Pre-1970 (thru Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice), she was better than fine. Endearing, charming, vulnerable, talented and quite sexy..

After that, she stank up the joint. Her performance in The Last Married Couple in America in 1980 may be one of the worst performances by a movie star. Whether it’s a coincidence that was after Robert Wagner reappeared, or it was just the parts she was getting, or being a mother was more important, who knows. But the fact is that none of her later performances compares to her earlier ones.

by Anonymousreply 160September 14, 2022 10:04 AM

She was not very good in SEX AND THE SINGLE GIRL, and THE GREAT RACE and down right atrocious in PENELOPE. But points for her for trying comedy. What R160 say. I think she was okay and had terrific moments in THE CRACKER FACTORY, I quite like her in THE AFFAIR, and she was very good in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF was a trainwreck, but she's not the worst in it. Larry Olivier's big daddy is comically bad. You can hear him thinking "take that Vivien, take my southern drawl right in your cunt bone, dead bitch ";and Wagner is...well, he isn't.

by Anonymousreply 161September 14, 2022 10:13 AM

Natalie had volunteered to take over Peter Ustinov as a Unicef children embassador when she died. Fake bitch Audrey H. stepped in and made it all about HER. (look how skinny and flat stomached I am, in the middle of all these belly swollen african babies)

by Anonymousreply 162September 14, 2022 10:50 AM

Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

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by Anonymousreply 163September 14, 2022 3:44 PM

R153, Norma and Ellen( Lenny) Dunne were the 3 musketeers. Norma , Natalie and Lenny’s daughter , Dominique Dunne are buried in same cemetery in Los Angeles

by Anonymousreply 164September 14, 2022 4:14 PM

Yes, she is quite odd in that she has iconic movies but none of them are iconic because of her characters or her performances besides Miracle on 34th Street. Rebel Without a Cause is all about James Dean and to a lesser extent, Sal Mineo. The Searchers is a John Ford directing opus. West Side Story's stars aren't actors, it's the dance numbers. I would not consider any of her other films classic.

Are there any other actors from the Golden Age like this? A lot of the well remembered ones have their performances remembered alongside the quality of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 165September 14, 2022 4:56 PM

Of all the versions of West Side Story I've seen, on Broadway and off including the recent movie remake, nobody has equaled Natalie Woods performance in the final scene when Tony is shot.

by Anonymousreply 166September 14, 2022 5:01 PM

She was luminous

by Anonymousreply 167September 14, 2022 5:02 PM

R166 thank you, that needs to be said again. WWS is Iconic because of her performance in it. I don't know why DL is in denial about that. She's unforgettable in SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, which is widely considered a classic too.. apart from those already cited, and there are so many, THE GHOST AND MRS MUIR is considered a minor classic, especially in Europe. her part is small, but there aren't many characters, so there's that.

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by Anonymousreply 168September 14, 2022 7:30 PM

Rex Harrison really wasn't much to look at, was he.

by Anonymousreply 169September 14, 2022 7:32 PM

R169 no, but he was considered IT back in the day. " Sexy Rexy"; QUITE the lady killer too. Literally. Go figure. Then again, Leslie howard was the hunk of all time for the 30's. ..

by Anonymousreply 170September 14, 2022 7:37 PM

What 's difficult to understand about her appeal ?

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by Anonymousreply 171September 14, 2022 7:45 PM

She was last star created by the golden age studios , and one of the brightest. She died young, so she's eternally young for her generation, and she's still beloved

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by Anonymousreply 172September 14, 2022 7:48 PM

R165 Ava Gardner is/was a well-known star who doesn't seem to be remembered for a single film though I saw her in The Night of the Iguana (1964) and Earthquake (1974).

by Anonymousreply 173September 14, 2022 7:49 PM

I am paraphrasing Maureen O'Hara from her autobiography: "I had many actors and actresses over the years who played my children, but I felt especially close to Natalie. I cried and cried when I heard of her death."

by Anonymousreply 174September 14, 2022 7:51 PM

Ava Gardner couldn't act her way to a bottle of scotch. She's remembered for her beauty and her glamour. And the lezzies love her because she's rumoured to haved licked the pussy. She was a massive cunt. I can't see her in any Natalie Wood part , not even the cracker factory. She literally couldn't act .

by Anonymousreply 175September 14, 2022 7:53 PM

R174 touching. I'm paraphrasing Orson Welles. " I loved Natalie, I always have, and I'll always will."

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by Anonymousreply 176September 14, 2022 7:55 PM

Miss Davis came to the rescue

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by Anonymousreply 177September 14, 2022 8:11 PM

lovely tribute to Orson "I've grown bigger, but then again, so has your lap"

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by Anonymousreply 178September 14, 2022 8:15 PM

Natalie was one of the rare stars who were legendary in their own lifetime. Not only because she was part of the James Dean legend, but also because of her extraordinady longevity in the business, and WWS.

by Anonymousreply 179September 14, 2022 8:18 PM

R163, that scene is PROOF of her limited acting ability. All quick and clever camera cuts, then -- insert fake tears between cutaways -- and cut back to a screaming, "crying" character.

Hard pass.

by Anonymousreply 180September 14, 2022 8:24 PM

R165 in more contemporary terms George Clooney and Brad Pitt are well-known stats and I don't associate them with a particular film or performance. I saw Clooney in Out of Sight with JLo and like their performances and the film and I saw Pitt in Seven, Interview with the Vampire, Thelma and Louise, Fight Club and Once Upon a Time . . .but don't think of them in terms of his role or performance.

by Anonymousreply 181September 14, 2022 8:25 PM

(^.^) well-known stars

by Anonymousreply 182September 14, 2022 8:27 PM

R180 the editing in daisy Clover was so bad it destroyed her performance. It was not her fault.

by Anonymousreply 183September 14, 2022 8:28 PM

I accidentally deleted my comment at 166. How do I restore it?

by Anonymousreply 184September 14, 2022 8:31 PM

[quote] Of all the versions of West Side Story I've seen, on Broadway and off including the recent movie remake, nobody has equaled Natalie Woods performance in the final scene when Tony is shot.

you can't restore ot R166

by Anonymousreply 185September 14, 2022 8:33 PM

Brad Pitt's performance in Fight Club is well remembered.

by Anonymousreply 186September 14, 2022 8:36 PM

R186 especially by the stinking hobo sitting 2 seats away from me, whose jizz squirt flied accross the theater 2 inches away from my face when Brad took off his t-shirt

by Anonymousreply 187September 14, 2022 8:40 PM

and he's only been in 70 films R186

by Anonymousreply 188September 14, 2022 8:50 PM

Except for Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich what is Julia Roberts going to be remembered for. Notting Hill, Stepmom, The Mexican, Runaway Bride, Mona Lisa Smile, Charlie Wilson's War, Lary Crowne, Ben is Back, Wonder, Mary Reilly. Michael Collins. Eat Pray and other Shit!!!

by Anonymousreply 189September 14, 2022 9:02 PM

My Best Friend's Wedding.

by Anonymousreply 190September 14, 2022 9:03 PM

Thanks to this thread, I started watching "Splendor in the Grass" yesterday. I've never thought that much of her acting and haven't made it through a lot of her movies, but I do think she was very good in this. However, she never seems to have mastered a role. It doesn't seem like acting but her playing out her vulnerable, somewhat unstable qualities. She was extremely pretty (and possibly the most adorable child actress ever, IMO), and I can see why she became a movie star, but I still don't think I can finish "Splendor." I stopped when she started going cuckoo and took up with Toots; it was just too much despair and hysteria for me. Her fragility is kind of frightening.

by Anonymousreply 191September 14, 2022 9:04 PM

Move It Along Toots?

by Anonymousreply 192September 14, 2022 9:05 PM

[QUOTE] Her fragility is kind of frightening.

she's playing a BPD case, so I would call that great acting. The ending of this movie is one of the most beautifully shot in the history of filmmaking. It's silly to miss it

by Anonymousreply 193September 14, 2022 9:08 PM

My Best Friend's Wedding.

'Characters burst gaily into song when, as often happens, they don't have anything better to do.'

NY Times

by Anonymousreply 194September 14, 2022 9:12 PM

[quote] she never seems to have mastered a role.

That's precisely her best feature; unlike cold technicians like click-click-click Streep or Huppert, she didn't try to master apart, she tried to infuse it with her heart. She was a child actress, and an extremely prolific one, she knew what she was doing, like chinese circus children. She was going for life, natural, and spontaneity, rather than technique and in-your-face mastery

by Anonymousreply 195September 14, 2022 9:13 PM

Kid actors aren't spontaneous. It's drilled into them.

by Anonymousreply 196September 14, 2022 9:16 PM

I'm not ashamed to say that Natalie is my most favourite actress, always has been, always will be. I'm an old, I was almost a teenager when she died and I loved her. However much I love Vivien, she's weird. There is something so icy about her. Natalie was warm and charming. My favourite actor is Michael Craig. I have simple, unsophisticated taste. Hate away, DL

by Anonymousreply 197September 14, 2022 9:27 PM

R193, I meant in every role, not just as Deanie.

by Anonymousreply 198September 14, 2022 9:29 PM

R175, what a dick you are ! Rita was raped by her father from adolescence and most like exploited by Hollywood power perverts . She lost her mind due to extreme, unimaginable abuse

by Anonymousreply 199September 15, 2022 1:59 AM

Rita, R199? R175 was talk.ing about Ava Gardner

by Anonymousreply 200September 15, 2022 2:02 AM

R175 Gardner was a star famous for her beauty, but she was good in The Night of the Iguana and held her own with Kerr and Burton

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by Anonymousreply 201September 15, 2022 2:09 AM

(^.^) BTW Gardner's part was played on Broadway by Bette Davis, but Gardner would seem to be a better fit. I can't imagine Davis consorting with the Mexican boys.

by Anonymousreply 202September 15, 2022 2:17 AM

Although Lena Horne should have been cast as Julie in the MGM version of "Show Boat," rather than having Lena's Light Egyptian makeup "slapped all over Ava Gardner," I think Ava is really quite touching in the role. She even recorded the songs, although the decision was later made to have her singing dubbed.

by Anonymousreply 203September 15, 2022 3:05 AM

She definitely had charm and was lively and unpretentious

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by Anonymousreply 204September 15, 2022 4:29 AM

R199 are you drunk ? what time is it where you live ?

by Anonymousreply 205September 15, 2022 9:22 AM

[quote] held her own with Kerr

fuck no; She was less terrible than usual, that's all. As for Dick Burt-ham, he loves himself so much he leaves little room for external appreciation. Natalie had more charm and screen power than Gardner and Burton put together. In the 60's, only Elizabeth Taylor could outshine Natalie. The 60's were hers.

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by Anonymousreply 206September 15, 2022 9:32 AM

Her face. Her eyes made her seem always either angry or determined. While grinning, her "angry" eyes made quite an impression.

by Anonymousreply 207September 15, 2022 9:51 AM

perfect reply R207. The combination of her eyes and smile was striking. There was such a contradiction there. That really is her distinctive mark

by Anonymousreply 208September 15, 2022 9:55 AM

that marriage to Michael Craig's brother was doomed from the start. (Redford's face when the audience claps just because he can remember how long he's been married, though)

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by Anonymousreply 209September 15, 2022 9:59 AM

r209 Why did Gregson look so old? He was only 8 years older than Natalie.

by Anonymousreply 210September 15, 2022 8:22 PM

Natalie should have married Michael instead

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by Anonymousreply 211September 15, 2022 8:26 PM

She pulled off a perfect British accent in The Ghost And Mrs. Muir. In Miracle on 34th Street she wasn't just the "classic adorable child" but drove the whole plot. In both cases she was just like, what? Seven? As an adult she had a teardrop in her voice which is why she always came across as so vulnerable. The reason she fell off the boat was because she was an insomniac and tried to tie the dingy down which was banging against the side of the boat. Plus she was wasted at the time.

by Anonymousreply 212September 15, 2022 10:12 PM

Wood doesn't float

by Anonymousreply 213September 16, 2022 12:35 AM

1) The dinghy was tied at the prow of the boat, not the stern, precisely to avoid that kind of hazard. To tie or untie the dinghy, she would have had to go to the prow, thus cross the goddam boat, every body would have seen her. 2) It's not like it was the Onassis' yacht, it was a small boat, everybody hears everything and knows where every one else is. 3) her body was covered in bruises and cuts consistent with an assault 4) she had foam in her lungs, not water, meaning she was not conscious when she hit the water. = I don't think that Wagner killed her intentionally, but I completely believe that he pulled her out of the water, put her in her down jacket, untied the dinghy himself, and put her in the water again, in a hangover panic, to make it seem like he wasn't involved. which is the story of the skipper.

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by Anonymousreply 214September 16, 2022 12:30 PM

Gadge must have had a field day with her box! Of candy

by Anonymousreply 215September 16, 2022 10:56 PM

Natalie’s pussy probably tasted delicious and an elixir

by Anonymousreply 216September 16, 2022 10:58 PM

And Robert Wagner lives on. He must be pushing ninety at least?

by Anonymousreply 217September 17, 2022 12:43 AM

[quote]And Robert Wagner lives on. He must be pushing ninety at least?

Wagner is 92. Meanwhile, Natalie's "West Side Story" co-star George Chakiris turned 90 today.

by Anonymousreply 218September 17, 2022 1:51 AM


Rex Harrison was handsome as a young man. As he aged, he had a commanding, sexy presence. On stage, he played Henry Higgins for too long. In the last revival, he may not literally have been 80, but it felt like he was.

by Anonymousreply 219September 17, 2022 1:20 PM


Hayworth had a horrible childhood, but she lost her mind because she developed Alzheimer's in her 40s.

by Anonymousreply 220September 17, 2022 1:47 PM

R219 cathleen Nesbitt must have been a hundred in that one

by Anonymousreply 221September 17, 2022 1:51 PM

Natalie's official Instagram is hilarious. I had previously thought of starting a thread tracking its daily captions.

"Happy National Reading Day! Did you know Natalie loved to read? Her ability to read books showed what a trailblazer she is and inspired people all over the world. And they're all still inspired today."

by Anonymousreply 222September 17, 2022 5:28 PM

Surely you jest?

by Anonymousreply 223September 17, 2022 5:30 PM

r223 Oh, I'm parodying it because it's really not that far off.

by Anonymousreply 224September 17, 2022 5:32 PM

Natasha might not be the brightest bulb in the lamp, you know. " daddy Wagner, this, and Daddy Wagner that" Daddy Wagner killed your mother, and he's not even you daddy, you twat !

by Anonymousreply 225September 17, 2022 6:40 PM

Are you kidding? It's much better for Natasha's health to believe the father she knows had nothing to do with her mother's death.

by Anonymousreply 226September 17, 2022 6:41 PM

*the only father she knows

by Anonymousreply 227September 17, 2022 6:43 PM

She knew her daddy very well, it's "Daddy Gregson" and he lived nto old age. I don't see how it'shealthier to live a fantasy like of Stockholm syndrome

by Anonymousreply 228September 17, 2022 6:45 PM

fantasy life

by Anonymousreply 229September 17, 2022 6:46 PM

[Quote] She knew her daddy very well, it's "Daddy Gregson" and he lived nto old age. I don't see how it'shealthier to live a fantasy like of Stockholm syndrome

It's much less distressing to think of your mother's death as an accident rather than as murder or manslaughter.

by Anonymousreply 230September 17, 2022 6:47 PM

Denial is not healthy. She lives in complete denial, all the while cashing in on her mother's fame. The perfume thing. Please. She must be on pills 24/7

by Anonymousreply 231September 17, 2022 6:49 PM

Denial of something that hasn't been established as fact?

by Anonymousreply 232September 17, 2022 6:50 PM

That woman is a picture of mental health

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by Anonymousreply 233September 17, 2022 6:51 PM

[quote] that hasn't been established as fact

"drowning and other undetermined factors" + "daddy Wagner " is a person of interest

that's factual enough for me

by Anonymousreply 234September 17, 2022 6:54 PM

At least Courtney doesn't even pretend. She just stumbles from OD to OD

by Anonymousreply 235September 17, 2022 6:56 PM

Why don't we ever talk about Marion Marshall?

by Anonymousreply 236September 17, 2022 6:58 PM

Courtney has defended her father in the press. Troll better, r235.

by Anonymousreply 237September 17, 2022 7:01 PM

R237 in the press, yes. I can't picture her saying " Daddy kiled Mommy you know" in an HBO tribute, but a girl who 's constantly in an emergency ward having her stomach pumped also communicates something

by Anonymousreply 238September 17, 2022 7:06 PM

Grasping at straws, r238.

by Anonymousreply 239September 17, 2022 7:07 PM

Oh , please are the only person in the universe who believe the dinghy story ? what's your beef anyway, are you Natasha ?

by Anonymousreply 240September 17, 2022 7:09 PM

Lovely on Dick Cavett

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by Anonymousreply 241September 17, 2022 7:11 PM

Natalie Wood was very good friends with Roddy mcdowall. But then again who wasn't?

by Anonymousreply 242September 17, 2022 7:26 PM

But McDowall was friendly with Kirk Douglas too...

by Anonymousreply 243September 17, 2022 7:28 PM

Maybe Natalie didn't tell about her rape.

by Anonymousreply 244September 17, 2022 7:30 PM

She enjoyed the perks that came with being a big star.

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by Anonymousreply 245September 17, 2022 8:05 PM

Funny how heavy eye make up can age a woman. See also: Britney's raccoon eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 246September 17, 2022 8:47 PM

I don't like her pointy nose of the 70's, she should have stayed on nose #2, the one she had in WWS/splendour

by Anonymousreply 247September 17, 2022 8:55 PM

Dig the spider lashes.

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by Anonymousreply 248September 17, 2022 8:59 PM

Doesn't Lana look like Martha Raye here?

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by Anonymousreply 249September 17, 2022 8:59 PM

Worst Natalie hairstyle?

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by Anonymousreply 250September 17, 2022 9:01 PM

On set

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by Anonymousreply 251September 17, 2022 9:02 PM

R250 the perm

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by Anonymousreply 252September 17, 2022 9:04 PM

I'm curious about Natalie and Lana's relationship. I've read that she was closer to her half-sister Olga.

by Anonymousreply 253September 17, 2022 9:08 PM

Lana was a leech

by Anonymousreply 254September 17, 2022 9:09 PM

she looked weirdly out of it and insecure in R252, maybe it's true that she was loosing her mind

by Anonymousreply 255September 17, 2022 9:10 PM

She doesn't look out of it at r252.

by Anonymousreply 256September 17, 2022 9:16 PM

Just for you!

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by Anonymousreply 257September 17, 2022 9:20 PM

It must've been difficult for Natalie to watch Jane Fonda, who was older than her, win 2 Oscars in the '70s while she was relegated to doing TV movies/miniseries.

by Anonymousreply 258September 17, 2022 9:24 PM

It was difficult for Jane to see Natalie score Kazan, Mulligan et all, and gather 3 oscar nominations, when she was stuck,in soft porn european movies. Jane was Jealous of Natalie, not the other way round. She always bashes Natalie in her books

by Anonymousreply 259September 17, 2022 9:27 PM

Can you please provide an example of that?

by Anonymousreply 260September 17, 2022 9:29 PM

She desperatly tried to win the part of Deanie, when the movie was released she and her girlfriend , leland hayward's daughter, spent hours trying to imitate natalie's expression at the end of the movie, she always insist that Natalie was "small" , "very ambitious "(= she put out ), that her mannequin at the studio wardrobe department was that of a tiny little girl with no breats, etc. In tie Roddy mc dowall movies, she always avoids Natalie, and holds court in a different section of the house.

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by Anonymousreply 262September 17, 2022 11:06 PM

Natalie and Jane on the set of Inside Daisy Clover.

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by Anonymousreply 263September 17, 2022 11:57 PM

Natalie and Barbra. Dyan cannon remembers that Barbra used to come visit natalie a lot on the set of B&C&T&A, to discuss psychoanalysis (to make sure nothing was happening between her and Elliott)

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by Anonymousreply 264September 18, 2022 12:00 AM

Natalie and Vivien

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by Anonymousreply 265September 18, 2022 12:01 AM

Natalie and Judy

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by Anonymousreply 266September 18, 2022 12:02 AM

Natalie never had those ugly 1950s eyebrows that Judy sported, did she?

by Anonymousreply 267September 18, 2022 12:05 AM

did they know back then that a jar of make-up could be kept and used in several occasions?

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by Anonymousreply 268September 18, 2022 12:09 AM

Natalie and Sharon Tate. According to Joan Didion, Natalie always got the Hollywood gossip before anyone and was one of the first Hollywood figures to hear about the murders.

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by Anonymousreply 269September 18, 2022 12:11 AM

I called natalie ASAP to tell her all about it

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by Anonymousreply 270September 18, 2022 12:16 AM

sixites gals Natalie, Ruth and Mia

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by Anonymousreply 271September 18, 2022 12:18 AM

r271 Everyone loves Mia!

by Anonymousreply 272September 18, 2022 12:20 AM

accepting an award from Grace

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by Anonymousreply 273September 18, 2022 12:22 AM

thanks for your contribution , Mia, go back to sleep now

by Anonymousreply 274September 18, 2022 12:24 AM

She was “promiscuous” for the exact same reason Faye Dunaway was “promiscuous.” Because she’d been sexually assaulted as a child.

by Anonymousreply 275September 18, 2022 12:26 AM

15 is not a child

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by Anonymousreply 276September 18, 2022 12:29 AM

R275 she was promiscuous because she liked the dick, and was the new kid in Hollywood

by Anonymousreply 277September 18, 2022 12:31 AM

Natalie and Tuesday.

Natalie had Frank Sinatra at 15. Tuesday had John Ireland at 16. Both had abusive stage moms. A lot in common.

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by Anonymousreply 278September 18, 2022 12:35 AM

Does anyone know if Natalie could speak Russian? Both her parents were Russian natives, so I would assume it was spoken around the house.

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by Anonymousreply 280September 18, 2022 1:25 AM

Here you go.

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by Anonymousreply 281September 18, 2022 2:32 AM

Put a troll tag on r235 it’s a monster

by Anonymousreply 282September 18, 2022 3:18 AM

R277, has a middle school Brain of a flaming homosexual.

by Anonymousreply 283September 18, 2022 3:20 AM

She had a clit the size of a Louisville slugger

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by Anonymousreply 285September 19, 2022 5:41 PM

I never thought of her as the greatest actress in the world, but compare her performance in Tony's death in WSS versus the current actress. That makes you realize how talented she was (or how talentless the current actress is)

by Anonymousreply 286September 19, 2022 7:04 PM

R282 I am not a monster. I'm loud and I'm vulgar, and I wear the pants in the house because somebody's got to, but I am not a monster. I'm not.

by Anonymousreply 287September 19, 2022 9:42 PM

R278 I love Tu-tu and natalie. Same kind of vibe, same kind of beauty.

by Anonymousreply 288September 19, 2022 9:43 PM

[quote][R282] I am not a monster. I'm loud and I'm vulgar, and I wear the pants in the house because somebody's got to, but I am not a monster. I'm not.

You know, considering this is DL, it's a wonder Martha doesn't post here regularly...

by Anonymousreply 289September 20, 2022 10:33 AM

Natalie with Marilyn ( in the middle)

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by Anonymousreply 290September 20, 2022 1:17 PM

James Dean would be canceled today for having a kissing scene with Natalie in this television episode when he was 23 and she was 16.

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by Anonymousreply 291September 22, 2022 2:52 AM

She was a Soviet agent. Her death was not an accident.

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by Anonymousreply 293September 22, 2022 8:16 PM

This is kind of cringe-worthy.

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by Anonymousreply 294September 22, 2022 9:13 PM

Natasha looks part Asian, no?

by Anonymousreply 295September 22, 2022 9:15 PM

R293 Daisy Clover was a perfect script for her, it was even based on her life, the finish product was so heavy and badly edited it destroyed her wonderful performance. Also, that wig = What even was that ? pity

by Anonymousreply 296September 22, 2022 10:22 PM

Why isn't Natalie's accent at all influenced by Ruth's?

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by Anonymousreply 297September 22, 2022 10:26 PM

R294 Sooo creepy. He always has something sinister about him, lurking beneath the suave, and she has a ghost of her mother's great beauty on her, but not really, which is a shame, and the beady eyes of Gregson, instead of the marvellous brown lakes of tenderness Natalie had. Gregson was not much to look at. his brother Michael had all the looks in the family.

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by Anonymousreply 298September 22, 2022 10:29 PM

[quote] She was a Soviet agent. Her death was not an accident.

Not at all. The Illuminati done her in. She was wearing a RED down jacket when they found her

by Anonymousreply 299September 22, 2022 10:33 PM

R295 Some Ting Wong ?

by Anonymousreply 300September 22, 2022 10:38 PM

R295 Natalie' s parents where from Vladivostock, very near the chinese border, so they WERE asian. I woudn't be surprised if Natasha had yellow blood in her

by Anonymousreply 301September 22, 2022 10:39 PM

Natalie was from Santa Rosa California but she sounds like she could have been from New York sometimes in her pronunciation.

by Anonymousreply 302September 22, 2022 10:42 PM

She moved to LA aged four, so she spoke "movies", almost transatlantic, but all american

by Anonymousreply 303September 22, 2022 10:45 PM

She was wonderful at european accents, here she's fooling fellow russian Ustinov

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by Anonymousreply 304September 22, 2022 10:46 PM

[Quote] she could have been from New York sometimes in her pronunciation.

It happens.

by Anonymousreply 305September 22, 2022 10:47 PM

Her sister has a strange pronunciation sometimes too. Sometimes she sounds faintly British

by Anonymousreply 306September 22, 2022 10:57 PM

R306 she certainly had her share of british cock on her tongue.

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by Anonymousreply 307September 22, 2022 11:20 PM

Natalie and Lana were hoars, darlin'

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by Anonymousreply 308September 22, 2022 11:21 PM

Natalie sported Daisy Clover hair in real life.

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by Anonymousreply 309September 22, 2022 11:24 PM

Wow, was she a lousy singer!

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by Anonymousreply 310September 22, 2022 11:26 PM

It's THE AFFAIR. I love THE AFFAIR. Quintessential 70s TV movie. She was terrific in it. And that song now I can't see you any...........mOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE

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by Anonymousreply 312September 22, 2022 11:29 PM

It was her sister, Lana Wood's Playboy spread in the mid-sixies that gave every red-blooded straight American male, wood. WOWZA

by Anonymousreply 313September 22, 2022 11:33 PM

Robert Wagner was so mean to her in that movie.

by Anonymousreply 314September 22, 2022 11:34 PM

R314 she slashed her wrist in her 8 months pregnant sister in law's bathroom

by Anonymousreply 315September 22, 2022 11:38 PM

What movie roles would you like to have seen Natalie play? Should she have piloted the plane in Airport?

by Anonymousreply 316September 22, 2022 11:42 PM

MTM in Ordinary people

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by Anonymousreply 319September 22, 2022 11:45 PM

I love Natalie's voice, it's wobbling but it's very appealing

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by Anonymousreply 321September 22, 2022 11:49 PM

Jackie Ward was a good choice to dub Natalie's singing voice. Ward is probably better known as Robin Ward of "Wonderful Summer" fame.

by Anonymousreply 322September 22, 2022 11:51 PM

Marni nixon was awful

by Anonymousreply 323September 22, 2022 11:54 PM

Natalie would still be a star today. Monroe and Taylor are wayyyyyyy too fat and short to be considered beautiful by today's standards

by Anonymousreply 324September 22, 2022 11:58 PM

I keep telling myself I'm not a kid anymore.

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by Anonymousreply 326September 23, 2022 12:08 AM

her actual voice was good enough for Maria

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by Anonymousreply 327September 23, 2022 12:11 AM

Her voice wasn't good enough for Mrs Miller.

by Anonymousreply 328September 23, 2022 12:34 AM

people change rearrange all of the reasons that they come together for but I can't see you anymore.

by Anonymousreply 329September 23, 2022 12:42 AM

She was the sister of Lana Wood with the most luscious pair jugs this side of the Sands Hotel. Take it Sammy....

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by Anonymousreply 331September 23, 2022 12:58 AM

Natasha’s crossed arms indicate defensiveness and self protection

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by Anonymousreply 333September 23, 2022 7:05 AM

Lana was so gifted. Her two major qualities as an actress were ...you know what they were. Talent and dedication to her craft

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by Anonymousreply 334September 23, 2022 11:00 PM

RJ is officially cleared as of 2022

by Anonymousreply 335September 24, 2022 9:02 PM

Her cunt was as wide as Orson Welles's girth

by Anonymousreply 336September 24, 2022 9:05 PM

Here they are, Miss Lana Wood!

by Anonymousreply 337September 24, 2022 9:07 PM

Natalie more beautiful than Taylor

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by Anonymousreply 338September 24, 2022 9:08 PM

Lana is bouncing back and not on a dick this time

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by Anonymousreply 339September 24, 2022 9:10 PM

Lana has actually aged quite well. A lighter touch would the eyeliner would help, though. Her daughter had such dead eyes in those pics.

by Anonymousreply 340September 24, 2022 9:15 PM

*A lighter touch with the eyeliner

by Anonymousreply 341September 24, 2022 9:15 PM

She allowed Orson Welles to slide her up his ass between set ups on Tomorrow Is Forever

by Anonymousreply 342September 24, 2022 9:33 PM

I agree that Natalie is more attractive than Liz . She’s more natural and soulful

by Anonymousreply 343September 25, 2022 1:53 AM

Robert Wagner cleared as Natalie Wood's case goes cold

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by Anonymousreply 344September 25, 2022 8:53 PM

If she caught RJ with another guy why in hell did she remarry him? It’s not like she couldn’t have her pick of men.

by Anonymousreply 345September 25, 2022 9:16 PM

She apparently told Lana (who was asking the same question) : " Better evil you know."

by Anonymousreply 346September 25, 2022 9:17 PM

[quote]Robert Wagner cleared as Natalie Wood's case goes cold

Now he can enjoy the many years he has left!

Oh, wait . . .

by Anonymousreply 347September 25, 2022 9:21 PM

Having that old looking Richard Gregson cheat on her must've been the biggest blow to her ego. Looking like that, she must've been certain that he wouldn't cheat.

by Anonymousreply 348September 25, 2022 9:31 PM

She knew men well enough by then not to have such naive thoughts, r348.

by Anonymousreply 349September 25, 2022 9:47 PM

[Quote] If she caught RJ with another guy why in hell did she remarry him? It’s not like she couldn’t have her pick of men.

Better the devil you know...

by Anonymousreply 350September 25, 2022 9:47 PM

what made things worse is that he cheated on her with her best friend/secretary

by Anonymousreply 351September 25, 2022 9:48 PM

Did Natalie continue to be close with Mart Crowley once RJ re-entered the picture?

by Anonymousreply 352September 25, 2022 9:49 PM

Natalie and Michael Craig/gregson could never have been a couple,. They were too beautiful. there's no balance

by Anonymousreply 353September 25, 2022 9:50 PM

Mart is an ardent defensor of RJ, he trashed Natalie recently in his memoir, before his timely death

by Anonymousreply 354September 25, 2022 9:50 PM

Craig and Wagner were on a similar level of looks.

by Anonymousreply 355September 25, 2022 9:51 PM

[Quote] he trashed Natalie recently in his memoir

What did he say?

by Anonymousreply 356September 25, 2022 9:52 PM

that she was a bipolar lush who didn't really know herself anymore

by Anonymousreply 357September 25, 2022 9:55 PM

[quote] Craig and Wagner were on a similar level of looks

I think Michael ahead of Wagner

by Anonymousreply 358September 25, 2022 9:56 PM

Two words: She swallowed.

by Anonymousreply 359September 25, 2022 9:56 PM

R344 Yeah, that sucks.

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by Anonymousreply 360September 25, 2022 10:01 PM

R360 according to a blind item, Wagner told the girls exactly what happened, and his and Natalie's protector Sinatra made sure there was a nice cover-up. The family has decided to leave it at that. Lana is the Markle of that story. They know she would sellher own excrement, so she's kept at bay

by Anonymousreply 361September 25, 2022 10:11 PM

r357 She came off as depressed and unhappy in her last diary entries.

by Anonymousreply 362September 25, 2022 10:28 PM

There is a fascinating theory, that I've always liked. Apparently, Natalie had someone, wether the liaison was physical or not, and that someone was not Chris Walken, but her hot, blond , tennis coach. The theory goes like this, the hot stud was on a nearby boat that fateful night, and Natalie was always going to meet him. She indeed took the dinghy, and what happened between them is known to them only.

by Anonymousreply 363September 25, 2022 10:31 PM

I liked how she plays against type in "Love with the Proper Stranger," co-starring Steve McQueen. It's a gritty little B&W film shot on location in New York's Little Italy that deals frankly with the subject of unwanted pregnancy. Except for the obligatory hysterical meltdown, she's almost naturalistic with McQueen. Here they are anxiously waiting for her appointment with the back-alley abortionist...

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by Anonymousreply 364September 25, 2022 11:10 PM

She was fabulous in the silent sequence at the abortionist. That was oscar worthy. I don't know why the movie becomes rom com sitcom comedy in the end. weird

by Anonymousreply 365September 25, 2022 11:15 PM

R365 They tackled a serious subject for the early 60's and it was courageous of her take the part. Yeah, they shouldn't have tried to lighten it. But even so, her character's grit and self-determination balances it and there were quite a few poignant moments. The script was ahead of it's time.

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by Anonymousreply 367September 25, 2022 11:48 PM

R366 I love the movie, it was american neo realismo. They should have kept it at that, it would be a classic, and she would have won. She couldn't do comedy very well

by Anonymousreply 368September 25, 2022 11:54 PM

R368 No, and even as a kid she had gravitas. As a child of immigrants, the part of Angie Rossini was made for her. I don't get the comparisons with other actresses. When the discussion devolves into Wood vs. Taylor or Wood vs. Fonda, what's that about? They all have their appeal. It's not a zero-sum game.

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by Anonymousreply 369September 26, 2022 12:44 AM

both her daughters look like their mother is Anne Heche, not Natalie. Sad

by Anonymousreply 370September 26, 2022 12:49 AM

Natasha looks a lot like her mother, certainly not as striking, though now she's older than her mother ever was, so...

by Anonymousreply 371September 26, 2022 2:09 AM

Physical gorgeousness was and is plentiful in would be stars, but with Natalie, as with Marilyn, the tension between the radiant surface and the inner messier truth that comes across onscreen....resonates on the unconscious level as authentic and hard to look away magnetic. Troubled beauties were and are plentiful, but that doesn't mean that their inner life and it's intelligence and sensitivity comes across with such impact, right there at the surface. Also timing..a look and a persona being of their time. Doubt this would be ever be possible again in our splintered media era.

by Anonymousreply 372September 26, 2022 2:29 AM

R372 they were products of the studio system. They couldn't exist without it. At the end of the day , an actor is somebody who can deliver on stage

by Anonymousreply 373September 26, 2022 8:21 AM

I disafree. Natalie's "messy truth" was always pure melodrama. Mostly embarrassing.

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by Anonymousreply 375September 26, 2022 8:27 AM

Ludicrous ☝🏼

by Anonymousreply 376September 26, 2022 8:31 AM

R362, what diary ?

by Anonymousreply 377September 26, 2022 8:31 AM

Ludicrous? She wasn't nominated for a Razzie in the same year as an Oscar nomination for nothing, dear...

by Anonymousreply 378September 26, 2022 8:33 AM

R377 the woman penned a diary. Natasha, who would cash in on her dead mother with preserved excrement if she could, has released some excerpts in her overpriced book, especially the one when RJ fished a drowning Natalie off the water.

by Anonymousreply 379September 26, 2022 8:39 AM

Natalie was a true star and very approachable to her fans . A great lady. Does anyone believe RJ may have abused her physically ?

by Anonymousreply 380September 26, 2022 8:46 AM

Do you hope he did?

by Anonymousreply 381September 26, 2022 8:46 AM

R380 I have a tower in Paris to sell. It's exceptionally located. Call me ASAP

by Anonymousreply 382September 26, 2022 8:50 AM

Orson Welles mistakenly took her for a chicken leg and bit into her

by Anonymousreply 383September 26, 2022 10:25 PM

Oh Akim, your career would be nothing without Orson.

by Anonymousreply 384September 26, 2022 11:13 PM

Dirty Laundry is about Natalie's death

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by Anonymousreply 385September 26, 2022 11:55 PM

The French love Natalie

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by Anonymousreply 386September 26, 2022 11:56 PM

And Brando on the ice Now it's Dean in the doorway With one more way he can't play this scene twice So you drug her down every drag of this forbidden fit of love And you told her to stand tall when you kissed her But that's not where you were thinking... How could a Natalie Wood not get sucked Into a scene so custom tucked?

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by Anonymousreply 387September 26, 2022 11:58 PM

Daisy Clover was on TCM today. Nat had a lovely moment after Plummer, at a party, screens Daisy singing for the guests and, afterwards she’s introduced. The camera lingers on her face for a good minute while taking in the applause and you can see she’s frightened, shocked, thrilled and apprehensive. She was really a wonderful actress and a movie star.

by Anonymousreply 388September 27, 2022 12:10 AM

[quote] Does anyone believe RJ may have abused her physically ?

I do.

by Anonymousreply 389September 27, 2022 12:13 AM

Oh, how I watched ‘Gypsy’ this afternoon on TCM. Natalie truly “rose” to the occasion in this one.

by Anonymousreply 390September 27, 2022 12:34 AM

NATALIE IS ALIVE. or was as of 2019. Listen closely until the end ! I KNEW IT (tax evasion scheme masterpiece, now, let's find Jimmy, Elvis and marilyn, they might all be hiding in the same place)

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by Anonymousreply 391September 27, 2022 2:52 PM

THAT MAKES TOTAL SENSE! OF COURSE! the four of them, they were friends! WHERE ARE THEY ????

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by Anonymousreply 394September 27, 2022 7:21 PM

Orson Welles covered her in chocolate and ate her like an egg chair

by Anonymousreply 395September 27, 2022 11:29 PM

Oh. my lord. She's getting past my prime. It's EGG CLAIR. or is it EGG Clare? I'm past my prime

by Anonymousreply 396September 28, 2022 6:58 AM

R394 Well that was painful.

by Anonymousreply 397September 28, 2022 11:00 AM

R395/R396 Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 398September 28, 2022 11:02 AM

Did she ever pose for Blackgama?

by Anonymousreply 399September 28, 2022 11:11 AM

Of course she did

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by Anonymousreply 401September 28, 2022 8:20 PM

Not among the best of the Blackgama ads at R400. Natalie looks a bit startled.

by Anonymousreply 402September 28, 2022 9:06 PM

the last nose was not good at all R402

by Anonymousreply 403September 28, 2022 10:04 PM

☝🏼 I think she looks very gaunt . That can change face structure. She’s usually striking

by Anonymousreply 404September 28, 2022 10:30 PM

She never had a nose job. You guys think they did these kind of subtle ScarJo type nose jobs in the 60s and 70s but they most definitely did not. (And even today that’s a rare successful feat)

That said, she wasn’t aging well at all either.

by Anonymousreply 405September 29, 2022 3:11 AM

Yeah, she didn't have a nose job.

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by Anonymousreply 406September 29, 2022 3:17 AM

Orson Welles used her as a footstool

by Anonymousreply 407September 29, 2022 3:41 AM

R405 you probably claim the same for taylor; She did, and Lana did too , to look more like her

by Anonymousreply 408September 29, 2022 10:43 AM

Orson Welles blew used her to blow his nose on the set of Tomorrow

by Anonymousreply 409September 30, 2022 3:26 AM

R400 That ghostly looking Blackglama ad came out in 1981, the year she died.

by Anonymousreply 410September 30, 2022 6:39 AM

[quote] ghostly

Floodlit to obliterate the eyebags and crowsfeet.

by Anonymousreply 411September 30, 2022 6:50 AM

Great shot for Raintree body lotion.

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by Anonymousreply 412September 30, 2022 3:23 PM

This shot is rather reminscent of the Blackglama ad.

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by Anonymousreply 413September 30, 2022 3:25 PM

Here's the commercial.

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by Anonymousreply 414September 30, 2022 3:43 PM

Another commercial for Lux.

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by Anonymousreply 415September 30, 2022 3:44 PM

Frasier crane would have loved this gig

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by Anonymousreply 416September 30, 2022 8:41 PM

Nose job visible from Mars in all these ads. That gave her the pinched look

by Anonymousreply 417October 1, 2022 12:22 PM

Nope. It's the same nose.

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by Anonymousreply 418October 1, 2022 12:30 PM

I don't know why this make up look was ever popular.

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by Anonymousreply 419October 1, 2022 12:31 PM

Might Natalie have saved Charlie's Angels in its later years?

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by Anonymousreply 420October 1, 2022 12:35 PM

the 80's were horrid. Everybody looked ghastly, even Deneuve

by Anonymousreply 421October 1, 2022 12:36 PM

Angel Laraine?

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by Anonymousreply 422October 1, 2022 12:38 PM

Natalie looked like a cheap gas station hooker in her last photoshoots, She was so desperate. I remember being shocked at the time,and feeling ashamed for her.

by Anonymousreply 423October 1, 2022 12:48 PM

She would have been a good Beth Jarrett if the part were available.

by Anonymousreply 424October 5, 2022 9:00 PM

No she wouldn't have been.

by Anonymousreply 425October 5, 2022 9:02 PM

She really wanted that part.

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by Anonymousreply 427October 6, 2022 12:58 AM

I can’t see that at all. Lee Remick would have been perfect, though.

by Anonymousreply 428October 6, 2022 1:02 AM

Lee would have been excellent as well.

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by Anonymousreply 429October 6, 2022 1:03 AM

Basically ordinary looking- I’ll stop there. OP is a dunce.

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by Anonymousreply 431October 6, 2022 4:16 PM

Orson Welles used her as a toothpick on Forever.......

by Anonymousreply 432October 7, 2022 7:32 AM

Natalie was a perfect star and a great person

by Anonymousreply 433October 9, 2022 4:40 AM

She was kinda tacky. And had that nervous breathy screechy voice like fellow lifelong fucked up tacky Liz Taylor. Another one of those girls who grow old but never become women.

Natalie was quite good being a dirty girl in the bathtub who was defiled by Warren Beatty. She had good neurotic energy and terrible line readings unless she was in hysterics. (see Liz Taylor) Natalie is built like a brick dollhouse in Gypsy. She's supposed to be an invisible talent who transforms into a sexy girl and she does both well.

She's not an actress worth remembering and no great beauty. Pretty and dark eyed. Seems nice.

by Anonymousreply 434October 9, 2022 5:36 AM

Orson Welles used her as a stepping board on the set of Forever Is Tomorrow

by Anonymousreply 435October 9, 2022 5:47 AM

Their sexual chemistry melted the camera lens

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by Anonymousreply 436October 9, 2022 5:47 AM

Did Natalie tell Tab not to eat her out because Nick Ray's jizz was stuck to her labia lips?

by Anonymousreply 437October 9, 2022 6:04 AM

Natalie provided Tab with protection from Hollywood gossip and vice versa while she was fucking Dennis Hopper...

[quote]Louella, who popularized the phrase “rumor has it,” was mostly nice and I liked her; Hedda, on the other hand, scared me a little bit — she was less predictable and had more of an agenda and an edge to her. Neither would openly discuss my sexuality — they couldn’t in those days — but both periodically made subtle references to it in their columns, wondering when I was going to settle down with a nice girl and then, after the studio began pairing me with my dear friend Natalie Wood on faux-dates, asking if I was “the sort of guy” she wanted to end up with.

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by Anonymousreply 438October 9, 2022 6:40 AM

Natalie Wood but Tab wouldn't

by Anonymousreply 439October 9, 2022 8:29 PM

Tab wouldn't have any wood for Wood, would he

by Anonymousreply 440October 9, 2022 10:09 PM

No, that's right R440. Tab did have wood for Woody's Woodpecker

by Anonymousreply 441October 9, 2022 10:50 PM

Was Natalie Wood ever considered to be a great beauty?

by Anonymousreply 442October 9, 2022 10:53 PM

I like her dark looks. Is she white-adjacent? Maybe that's her appeal.

by Anonymousreply 443October 9, 2022 11:03 PM

Natalie was a beauty in the seventies. Long hair and kind of free spirited looking. Sophia Loren was at her most beautiful in the 1970s too - for the same reasons.

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by Anonymousreply 444October 9, 2022 11:07 PM

Not capitalizing on B&C&T&A was such a big mistake. I know she had a kid which she always wanted but she took too much time off. Then she came back with The Affair, a TV movie? Unfortunately by then, she was over.

by Anonymousreply 445October 9, 2022 11:28 PM

Well, Ali Macgraw arrived.

by Anonymousreply 446October 9, 2022 11:34 PM

Madonna I think resembles Natalie Wood

by Anonymousreply 447October 10, 2022 12:48 AM

R442 she was, and is, considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, and Hollywood's last great beauty

by Anonymousreply 448October 10, 2022 3:42 AM

Don't be ridiculous R448. Natalie was short and tiny with a pug nose and wide spaced eyes. She wouldn't place top ten in a state beauty pageant. She was pretty, cute and that uncomfortable Lolita type of sexy. Not a great beauty.

Many other great beauties have arrived in Hollywood since. And new ideals of beauty were formed.

Natalie was a pretty girl.

by Anonymousreply 449October 10, 2022 3:56 AM

Pauline Kael said it was "her hyperactive rear end."

by Anonymousreply 450October 10, 2022 3:58 AM

And fuckable R449.....I mean, uh, I didn't. Just heard it through the grapevine

by Anonymousreply 451October 10, 2022 5:37 AM

I could see her playing in Agnes of god.

by Anonymousreply 452October 10, 2022 5:28 PM

R449 = Rita Moreno

by Anonymousreply 453October 10, 2022 6:54 PM

Ok people, the brunette ( right of the video) , is ,according to R449

[quote] short and tiny with a pug nose and wide spaced eyes

...wow. R449 's wife must be STUNNING

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by Anonymousreply 454October 10, 2022 6:59 PM

Her hard, protruding clit was a joy to roll your tongue over

by Anonymousreply 455October 10, 2022 9:43 PM

Wood absolutely was a sexually abused and molested from a very young age. Her mother pushed her to sit on powerful older men's laps in a non-fatherly way. I'm sure more than one touched her extremely inappropriately before she even hit puberty.

by Anonymousreply 456October 11, 2022 4:22 AM

That’s so sad . Poor kid 😭

by Anonymousreply 457October 11, 2022 5:00 AM

Orson Welles did not, I repeat did not lay a hand on her on the set of Tomorrow Is Forever. He might have sat her by mistake, but never a hand.

by Anonymousreply 458October 11, 2022 6:42 AM

She’s terrific here.

“He’s gone. He went awaaayyy.””

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by Anonymousreply 459October 18, 2022 6:06 PM

Orson Welles used her to clean his fingernails

by Anonymousreply 460October 18, 2022 8:28 PM

Natalie was a ⭐️

by Anonymousreply 461October 19, 2022 1:58 AM

Natalie Wood was jealous of Elizabeth Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 462October 19, 2022 2:29 AM

Every time this thread pops up it reminds me of this toy we had in our house called Montgomery the monkey and was just sort of like the whole family's toy that we got on Christmas and one of the things that would say cuz you put your hand in its mouth and it pressed the button and it would talk it would say this monkey has appeal.

by Anonymousreply 463October 19, 2022 2:31 AM

Natalie had wild neurotic appeal. Her laugh is recognizable in every film and it always sounds kind of knowing and hysterical - even when it's a "funny" laugh. That clip at R459 is fascinating. On one hand Natalie is a really bad actress and over the top, on the other hands she is not bad at all - she's kind of verite in all her weird sexual conflicts roles with mom and male predators - sexual beasts and effete men. Her emotional outbursts seem genuine - if not always in character. She has real presence. AND she is often a really bad actress.

by Anonymousreply 464October 19, 2022 3:06 AM

How does she compare to Miss Lana Turner?

by Anonymousreply 465October 19, 2022 3:08 AM

They both changed their names.

by Anonymousreply 466October 19, 2022 5:03 AM

[quote]She’s terrific here.

R459 She should be; she's basically reprising her role in Splendor in the Grass...

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by Anonymousreply 467October 19, 2022 6:08 AM

Orson Welles wanted to cast her in Touch of Evil as Hank Quinlan's chocolate candy bar

by Anonymousreply 468October 19, 2022 9:19 AM

[quote] Natalie Wood was jealous of Elizabeth Taylor.

she wasn't, she was in awe of her, and she had no reason to be jealous. Taylor doesn't have half the career Natalie had, in terms of quality. and this

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by Anonymousreply 469October 19, 2022 10:00 AM

R469, Natalie Wood was never considered to be The Most Beautiful Woman In The World like Elizabeth Taylor was in her prime.

by Anonymousreply 470October 19, 2022 10:06 AM

R470 the fuck she was, and still is. if you have 5 min to spare, read the comments on her tribute vids on youtube. you'd be surprised.

by Anonymousreply 471October 19, 2022 10:11 AM

R465 they both knew how to serve glamour, but Natalie was 1,000,000,000 times the actress Lana was. some of you would say that the bar is so low it's literally underground, but I think Lana was a good actress, in the right role.

by Anonymousreply 472October 19, 2022 10:25 AM

Natalie was one of the most talented actresses ever. She also had a lot of pain and struggle throughout her life. Despite that, she had a good heart, which is hard to encounter in Hollywood. At a time when gay people were oppressed beyond belief, they identified with her struggles and she theirs.

by Anonymousreply 473October 31, 2022 11:06 PM

Wood would pee on Orson Welles's legs during a take on "Tomorrow." She knew even then how to upstage another actor.

by Anonymousreply 474October 31, 2022 11:10 PM

"Except for the obligatory hysterical meltdown, she's almost naturalistic with McQueen."

And THAT was why she wasn't a very good actress. She had no middle ground, and almost no subtlety. Couldn't shed a tear, it had to be this forced, melodramatic meltdown, or nothing at all.

by Anonymousreply 475November 1, 2022 2:52 AM

r475 that's what you watch a Natalie Wood movie for. She knew her audience

by Anonymousreply 476November 1, 2022 2:53 AM

Nah. She was no Susan Hayward, who was no Bette Davis.

by Anonymousreply 477November 1, 2022 2:54 AM

She was a much bigger star than Susan Hayward

by Anonymousreply 478November 1, 2022 3:03 AM

I'll never get why her career fell apart so much in the 70s. I get that she was considered old school, but B&C&T&A was a big hit. She took some time off to have a kid then comes back with a TV movie? Surely she could've found some film work.

by Anonymousreply 479November 1, 2022 3:07 AM

she wanted to take time off to raise her children. That happens to women.

by Anonymousreply 480November 1, 2022 3:10 AM

TV meant not leaving LA and being back home every night, it's not rocket science. she had been working since she was 4. She was over it

by Anonymousreply 481November 1, 2022 3:11 AM

Ali Macgraw stole her place in the early 1970s.

by Anonymousreply 482November 1, 2022 3:12 AM

If she was over it, she wouldn't have gone back to acting at all.

by Anonymousreply 483November 1, 2022 3:12 AM

she turned down the graduate, butch cassidy and the sundance kid, gatsby and love story.

by Anonymousreply 484November 1, 2022 3:14 AM

I doubt that. She could have done some big screen work - not every movie is a big location fest. But she evidently wasn't wanted.

by Anonymousreply 485November 1, 2022 3:15 AM

R483 after a few years, when the kids are older, you know, the bug bites back. don't you have children ? when they're young, you're completely absorbed in them, but when they become more independant, you kind of yearn for work

by Anonymousreply 486November 1, 2022 3:16 AM

after B&C&T&A she was again the hottest ticket in town. she was wanted. what she wanted was a family

by Anonymousreply 487November 1, 2022 3:17 AM

Michelle Pfeiffer didn't suddently become a TV movie queen whe she had children. She still got movies, even with the stipulation that she wasn't away from home for more than two weeks.

by Anonymousreply 488November 1, 2022 3:19 AM

ok R488, you're a hopeless cunt, and you've decided that you know better. Michelle fucking Pfeiffer is from a complete different generation, you cunt. She could be a mom and a working actress because it was a different time. You don't know anything, you're just a stupd ignorant brainless cunt, fucking die. Seriously. my patience has a limit

by Anonymousreply 489November 1, 2022 3:22 AM

Dyan Cannon was a mother in the 1970s, was she not? She still mostly did movies.

by Anonymousreply 490November 1, 2022 3:27 AM

seriously ? are you a woman or what? , Natalie wanted to be a hands on mom, she wanted to BE with her daughters, Dyan Cannon hadn't worked since she was a toddler. can't you just choke on your ham sandwich and die already , you fat fuck ? FFS!

by Anonymousreply 491November 1, 2022 3:29 AM

let the cunt fill the thread...

by Anonymousreply 492November 1, 2022 3:33 AM

There are big screen movies that shoot in L.A. though. Didn't Natalie have a production company? The truth is likely that she could no longer get funding for movies in which she was the lead, so she went the TV route.

by Anonymousreply 493November 1, 2022 3:33 AM

sure R493, go on, I want this thread to fill up

by Anonymousreply 494November 1, 2022 3:34 AM

so R493, why don't you tell us again that Natalie was not wanted after 1970

by Anonymousreply 495November 1, 2022 3:37 AM

She was wanted. In TV. And commercials. (And club dates. And ta-a-a-lk shows.)

by Anonymousreply 496November 1, 2022 3:39 AM

but was she wanted in movie roles ? do you think she was restricted to TV parts ? or could she have worked for the big screen at this point ? Michelle pfeiffer and dyan cannon could, couldn't they ?

by Anonymousreply 497November 1, 2022 3:42 AM

Hell, Jean Seberg was still doing movies, wasn't she?

by Anonymousreply 498November 1, 2022 3:44 AM

but how did it happen exactly that michelle Pfeiffer, dyan cannon and jean seberg were doing movies after they became mothers, and Natalie wasn't so much ? what's your view on that topic ? could you elaborate a bit more ?

by Anonymousreply 499November 1, 2022 3:54 AM

Natalie no longer put out. That was it.

by Anonymousreply 500November 1, 2022 3:55 AM

I beg to differ R500

by Anonymousreply 501November 1, 2022 3:57 AM

everything is in that face, what you read is incredible and she's doing it with the minimum effort. and they say she couldn't act ?

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by Anonymousreply 502November 5, 2022 5:53 PM

Watch Jill st john in TENDER IS THE NIGHT or THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS STONE; and as me again what natalie Wood's appeal was. She was simply great

by Anonymousreply 503November 9, 2022 1:59 PM

[quote]What was Natalie Wood's appeal??!

She was so tight we both bled.

by Anonymousreply 504November 9, 2022 2:04 PM

OP, you can't understand that many people's tastes and opinions are different from yours?

by Anonymousreply 505November 9, 2022 2:08 PM

R504 so tasteless

by Anonymousreply 506November 9, 2022 2:33 PM

R506 Natalie was lucky, he only raped her

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by Anonymousreply 507November 9, 2022 2:37 PM

Michael Douglas must feel so conflicted about his father. My heart goes out to him.

by Anonymousreply 508November 9, 2022 9:01 PM

Would you say this is a fair assessment of her career?

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by Anonymousreply 509November 10, 2022 4:54 AM

[quote]"Wood’s vivid personality and turbulent life compel a certain amount of attention, but the career is punctuated by dreary failure. She helps render West Side Story unwatchable on those too-frequent occasions when Jerome Robbins’ dancers aren’t snapping their fingers. And if you’re looking for proof that Jack Warner was way over the hill, there’s the otherwise inexplicable fact that he didn’t shut down Gypsy after the first week of shooting, recast every part and fire Mervyn LeRoy. "

Well, those are some pretty strong statements....

by Anonymousreply 510November 10, 2022 3:31 PM

I love watching Natalie Wood and West Side Story. She gave it star quality.

by Anonymousreply 511November 10, 2022 5:58 PM

WWS is nothing without Natalie

by Anonymousreply 512November 10, 2022 6:06 PM


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by Anonymousreply 513November 10, 2022 6:07 PM

[quote] shut down Gypsy after the first week of shooting,

the only problem with gypsy is Rosalind Russell. Horrible mannish hammy actress who can only appeal to the wrong sort of gays.

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by Anonymousreply 514November 10, 2022 6:11 PM

Natalie was lucky. She grew up sitting on John Payne's lap

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by Anonymousreply 515November 10, 2022 7:10 PM

[quote]Would you say this is a fair assessment of her career?

It's a hatchet job from someone who clearly had a grudge against her, dismissing her work in films such as "West Side Story" to focus on her crappy films. He writes off her work as a child actress in a few words without mentioning that she helped make "Miracle on 34th Street" the classic it became. He doesn't even mention that movie, in fact, No, I would not say it's a fair assessment of her career.

by Anonymousreply 516November 10, 2022 7:27 PM

R516 yes. She had a stellar career and more classics to her name than any other Star of her generation. A true Icon, and a legend. Not to mention a remarkable actress

by Anonymousreply 517November 10, 2022 7:46 PM

R509 seriously, was that article written by Rita Moreno ?

by Anonymousreply 518November 10, 2022 7:49 PM

She was a terrible actress. How is a hatchet job to say that?

by Anonymousreply 519November 10, 2022 8:30 PM

R518 no she wasn't . she was superb, when she was not eternally micast as mexican/african american/puerto rican (even though I think her maria makes WWS work.)

by Anonymousreply 520November 10, 2022 8:34 PM

R519 thinks his opinion is the Word of God and that no differing opinions are allowed.

by Anonymousreply 521November 10, 2022 8:36 PM

I love her particularly in the girl he left behind, Kings go forth, Marjorie Morningstar, The searchers, splendor in the grass, love with the proper stranger, bob and carol and ted and alice, I don't know how could anyone say she wasn't good in these.

by Anonymousreply 522November 10, 2022 8:39 PM

The Cracker Factory was one of her best performances.

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by Anonymousreply 523November 10, 2022 8:49 PM

thank you R523, love the cracker factory

by Anonymousreply 524November 10, 2022 8:50 PM

You're welcome. If you look in the comments section of the video Courtney Wagner says it's her favorite movie of her mother's.

by Anonymousreply 525November 10, 2022 8:53 PM

R525 = Courtney

by Anonymousreply 526November 10, 2022 9:00 PM

I even love THE AFFAIR; I think she was very believable as the polio stricken songwriter who tries to sing her songs and to date a hot guy

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by Anonymousreply 527November 10, 2022 9:05 PM

The way that Marcus treated Courtney at the end of the movie really shocked me. How very dare he?

by Anonymousreply 528November 10, 2022 9:13 PM

well, she was "problematic". She slit her wrists in her 8 months prego sister-in-law FFS

by Anonymousreply 529November 10, 2022 9:14 PM

in her prego sister-in-law 's BATHROOM

by Anonymousreply 530November 10, 2022 9:17 PM

she wouldn't have put her wrist if Marcus didn't dump her when she wouldn't hang out with her stupid friends! After stalking her for the first half of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 531November 10, 2022 9:24 PM

Slit her wrist I mean.

by Anonymousreply 532November 10, 2022 9:25 PM

IIRC, she dumped him first, and was very harsh

by Anonymousreply 533November 10, 2022 9:26 PM

LOL are we the only two people in this world today who give a damn about this 50 year old movie?

by Anonymousreply 534November 10, 2022 9:27 PM

Natalie was pregnant with Courtney during the course of that movie.

by Anonymousreply 535November 10, 2022 9:29 PM

R534 unless you are not also R535, I think that we are

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by Anonymousreply 537November 10, 2022 9:55 PM

is it 50 yo already ? really ? it seems like yesterday that little me was reading that me beloved Natalie had died in suh a horrible manner

by Anonymousreply 538November 10, 2022 10:02 PM

So strong is Natalie's appeal, that she is one of the very few stars of the golden age who can still fill a thread on her sole name.

by Anonymousreply 539November 10, 2022 10:55 PM

R514, I love Roz Russell. “His Girl Friday” was classic great and she was captivating.

by Anonymousreply 540November 11, 2022 12:56 AM

R514, Janis Paige said that RR was a mentor to her and other actresses. A gracious, kind woman

by Anonymousreply 541November 11, 2022 12:58 AM

I know a lot of people say they dislike the movie version of "Gypsy," but I've always found it very faithful to the original (yeah, there's some narration; so what?), and I think Roz is wonderful as Rose, even if she is largely dubbed by Lisa Kirk. With Roz, everything is from the heart.

by Anonymousreply 542November 11, 2022 2:15 AM

Roz may have been gracious and kind to other actresses whom she considered to be absolutely no competition for her at all, but from everything I've read about her, she was a foolish, selfish diva who didn't know her limitations and whose instincts were frequently way, way off. For example, when AUNTIE MAME was first being adapted for the stage by Lawrence and Lee, she insisted that the action should be updated to the then present, i.e. the 1950s, which of course would have wrought havoc on many elements of the plot. Fortunately, Lawrence and Lee ignored her on that.

I kind of doubt that either Ethel Merman or Edie Adams considered Roz "gracious" and "kind."

by Anonymousreply 543November 11, 2022 4:28 AM

Natalie was so beautiful around GYPSY, lOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER, THE GREAT RACE; Just a perfect doll

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by Anonymousreply 544November 11, 2022 12:56 PM

Who would be Natalie Wood's modern day counterparts?

by Anonymousreply 545November 12, 2022 5:42 PM

Portman obviously, french actresses Tautou and Ledoyen. Child stars who became ravishingly beautiful brunettes

by Anonymousreply 546November 12, 2022 5:45 PM

R545 Naya Rivera

by Anonymousreply 547November 12, 2022 5:46 PM

The only time you can change a man is when he's a baby.

by Anonymousreply 548November 12, 2022 6:26 PM

r548 that's an actual quote. Natalie was very witty. you're a connoisseur

by Anonymousreply 549November 12, 2022 6:30 PM

Thanks, yes!

by Anonymousreply 550November 12, 2022 6:32 PM

Alan was very good friends with Gregson and Natalie, and he loved Natalie. When they had a dinner party, or an evening at a restaurant, she would wait for him at the stage door, like any other fan, and he remembered how sweet she was, as a person.

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by Anonymousreply 551November 15, 2022 11:13 AM

Sydney Pollack said she was a good actress but only in drama and with a good script and director.

by Anonymousreply 552November 15, 2022 11:41 AM

^ The actual quote was "she was a damn good actress. When well cast, no-one was better "

by Anonymousreply 553November 15, 2022 11:46 AM

The only movie of hers that I didn't like, (as an adult actress) is PENELOPE. it's really bad. Not her fault tho. I tried to watch the last couple in America, but couldn't.

by Anonymousreply 554November 15, 2022 11:51 AM

^married couple

by Anonymousreply 555November 15, 2022 11:51 AM

Will somebody start a part two thread? We're getting close.

by Anonymousreply 556November 15, 2022 1:54 PM

Natalie is big enough a star to fill up a thread, which is a remakable star power these days, but she might not be big enough to sustain a sequel. I don't know of any star of any era, much less the golden age, who could carry 2 threads back to back.

by Anonymousreply 557November 15, 2022 2:53 PM

Technically, not from the golden age, but Linda Lavin can fill two threads simultanously...

by Anonymousreply 558November 16, 2022 6:44 AM

I've worked with a costume designer who worked with Nat. She said that Nat was lovely, always polite and sweet with everyone, never minded being accosted by fans, always answered sweetly, "yes , I'm natalie wood, nice to meet you" (looking at you Betty Bacall )and was physically the most insecure actress she ever worked with. She would check up her make up every 5 minutes, even in her knives blades if she was eating.

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by Anonymousreply 559November 16, 2022 11:01 AM

This thread made me watch LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER again. She should have won an academy award for that. and she was breathtakingly beautiful. I don't think she was ever more so than in this film

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by Anonymousreply 560November 16, 2022 9:52 PM

R559, or she loved to look at her lovely face?

by Anonymousreply 561November 18, 2022 2:44 AM

R561 no, it was insecurity about her looks. Lana said she didn't want to be seen without make up, and would go to the beauty parlour for a facial in full star make up. She would pick her mail in full make up.

by Anonymousreply 562November 18, 2022 10:24 AM

r562 Was Lana any different?

by Anonymousreply 563November 19, 2022 6:01 AM

Lana wasn't a movie star, she was in movies, she didn't feel the same pressure, even though she had a couple of nose jobs to look more like Natalie (freakish)

by Anonymousreply 564November 19, 2022 8:38 PM

Lana Wood is a heck of a writer. I enjoyed both of her books.

by Anonymousreply 565November 21, 2022 4:02 AM

Natalie had delicate features. Lana looked like someone who many years ago would have been called a "hard ticket."

by Anonymousreply 566November 21, 2022 8:01 AM

It's been widely rumored that Natalie and Lana didn't have the same father.

by Anonymousreply 567November 21, 2022 8:49 AM

Natalie was sublime

by Anonymousreply 568November 21, 2022 9:00 PM

A rare beauty, a warm personality. There hasn't been anyone like her

by Anonymousreply 569November 21, 2022 9:43 PM

If she had lived would she have been cast in that Tom Brady movie today?

by Anonymousreply 570November 21, 2022 11:09 PM

She would have been cast as the chief police officer in Spielberg triumphant woke remake of WSS

by Anonymousreply 571November 21, 2022 11:11 PM

41 years ago this weekend she left us.

by Anonymousreply 572November 22, 2022 12:35 AM

R572 How are y'all celebrating the commemoration ? I think we'll watch a lesser known movie, perhaps THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND, have a special meal with something that she liked, like huevos rancheros. I've made a butternut pie. Light a few candles. I have a little sink stopper that I called NatalieWood for the occasion, a handreaching out of water. What are your plans ?

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by Anonymousreply 573November 22, 2022 11:55 AM

I'm going to avoid inebriated yachting with Robert Wagner for damn sure.

by Anonymousreply 574November 23, 2022 2:35 AM

The best film directors of Natalie Wood would always get a close-up of her face as often as possible.

by Anonymousreply 575November 23, 2022 12:52 PM

she was ravinshingly beautiful and the camera loved her. Debbie Reynolds said she was made for the camera, tiny nose, huge eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 576November 23, 2022 9:49 PM

Madonna slightly resembles her

by Anonymousreply 577November 23, 2022 10:09 PM

I just watched Marjorie Morningstar on YouTube. She was stunningly beautiful in that movie. Her acting was excellent, in the emotional scenes with Gene Kelly. She had a lot of appeal....you can't take your eyes off her. She had a soft face with huge, expressive brown eyes.

by Anonymousreply 578November 27, 2022 1:46 AM

steve mcqueen makes me MOIST!

by Anonymousreply 579November 27, 2022 1:48 AM

banana peel on the deck.

by Anonymousreply 580November 27, 2022 1:49 AM

And by "banana peel on deck", RJ, you mean "Chris Walken's cock in your mouth"

by Anonymousreply 581November 27, 2022 1:50 AM

Everyone seemed to love Natalie, even Bacall, and she hardly liked anyone.

by Anonymousreply 582November 27, 2022 5:03 PM

🐒 If we have to explain it to you, OP, just move along .........

by Anonymousreply 583November 27, 2022 5:07 PM

41 years ago today.

by Anonymousreply 584November 27, 2022 5:44 PM

That’s right ☝🏼. Sad

by Anonymousreply 585November 27, 2022 6:00 PM

[quote] Madonna slightly resembles her

R577 = ...Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 586November 27, 2022 9:06 PM

She was wonderful in MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR. Watched REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, recently. My god, at 16, what a beauty! she wipes the floor with Taylor, too.

by Anonymousreply 587November 27, 2022 9:07 PM

R582, They were both of Russian heritage.

by Anonymousreply 588November 27, 2022 9:08 PM

[quote] Everyone seemed to love Natalie, even Bacall,

did B. ever talk about Nat ? I read "by myself" a 100 years ago, can't remember

by Anonymousreply 589November 27, 2022 9:09 PM

Bacall's mother first name was also Natalie

by Anonymousreply 590November 27, 2022 9:10 PM

Natalie Wood and Cary Grant both died on November 29th, five years apart.

1981 - 1986

by Anonymousreply 591November 27, 2022 9:11 PM

R589, Bacall wrote that “Sex and the Single Girl” was a bad movie with a good cast.

by Anonymousreply 592November 27, 2022 9:13 PM

Both oscarless. hollywood = ridiculous

by Anonymousreply 593November 27, 2022 9:13 PM

[quote] Bacall wrote that “Sex and the Single Girl” was a bad movie with a good cast.

Is that the most positive thing Bacall said in her entire life ?

by Anonymousreply 594November 27, 2022 9:14 PM

I remember that Bacall wrote that she went to see Vivien Leigh in "duels of angels" in LA, and that Vivien looked incredibly beautiful.... Overweight or not.

What was wrong with that chick ?

by Anonymousreply 595November 27, 2022 9:19 PM

a rare photo of Natalie where she doesn' t look achingly vulnerable

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by Anonymousreply 596November 27, 2022 9:36 PM

sorry wrong link

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by Anonymousreply 597November 27, 2022 9:37 PM

She was easily more beautiful than Monroe and Taylor

by Anonymousreply 598November 27, 2022 9:39 PM

Natalie's dad was very handsome. Wonder if Lana's dad was hot too.

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by Anonymousreply 599November 27, 2022 9:41 PM

That beautiful face

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