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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I've Never understood her appeal. She was cute/pretty but basically ordinary looking. More importantly, she had no acting talent or charisma.
|by Anonymous||reply 600||November 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 Anonymous||reply 1||September 2, 2022 7:47 PM|
She had the exact right look to bring the 1950s into the 1960s.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 2, 2022 7:48 PM|
she was one of the greatest talents of the golden age of movies
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 2, 2022 7:48 PM|
Her simplicity was her strength
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 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 Anonymous||reply 5||September 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 Anonymous||reply 6||September 2, 2022 7:51 PM|
She made producers happy!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 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 Anonymous||reply 8||September 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 Anonymous||reply 9||September 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 Anonymous||reply 10||September 2, 2022 7:53 PM|
I also think she was so beautiful. Her beauty is kind of underrated.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 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 Anonymous||reply 12||September 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 Anonymous||reply 13||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 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 Anonymous||reply 15||September 2, 2022 7:58 PM|
What also stands out to me about Natalie are her eyes. She had the saddest eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 2, 2022 7:58 PM|
R15 It's a joke at Harvey Weinstein's expense. Calm down.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 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 Anonymous||reply 18||September 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 Anonymous||reply 19||September 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 Anonymous||reply 20||September 2, 2022 8:01 PM|
Natalie was also a gay ally.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 2, 2022 8:02 PM|
She could pass as a Puerto Rican woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 2, 2022 8:04 PM|
R22 I loved her in West Side Story despite the wonky accent.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 2, 2022 8:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 2, 2022 8:05 PM|
You're wrong the picture you chose, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 2, 2022 8:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 2, 2022 8:07 PM|
R25 Christopher Walken is taking what he knows to the grave.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 2, 2022 8:07 PM|
It's hideously unflattering.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 2, 2022 8:08 PM|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||September 2, 2022 8:08 PM|
R29 =Carlo Ponti's ghost . Hi Carlo, was the oscar very expensive ?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 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 Anonymous||reply 31||September 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 Anonymous||reply 32||September 2, 2022 8:21 PM|
Yeah sorry I meant Two Women.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 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 Anonymous||reply 34||September 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 Anonymous||reply 35||September 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 Anonymous||reply 36||September 2, 2022 8:39 PM|
she was divine, exremely effective and ranks among the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 2, 2022 8:41 PM|
She had suckable toes
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 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 Anonymous||reply 39||September 2, 2022 9:53 PM|
R39 link please (or that never happened)
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 2, 2022 9:54 PM|
OP the only thing to discuss is how you became such a troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 2, 2022 10:32 PM|
I like her big bracelets
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 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 Anonymous||reply 43||September 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 Anonymous||reply 44||September 2, 2022 10:43 PM|
Inconsistency is not surprising if a performer lacks a solid technique and... their own point of view.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 2, 2022 10:45 PM|
Natalie wood was very weak actress. She tried hard though. I will give her that.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 2, 2022 10:49 PM|
[quote] "What was Natalie Wood's appeal??!"
You tell me, OP! -Marni Nixon
[quote] "Natalie was also a gay ally."
I was going to mention this, R21.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 2, 2022 11:06 PM|
R39: It was James Dean, not James Caan, and the guy's jizz was Nick Ray
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 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 Anonymous||reply 49||September 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 Anonymous||reply 50||September 3, 2022 5:28 AM|
Are you people on drugs to start the holiday weekend? She was a terrible actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 3, 2022 6:08 AM|
She was the kind of wood that doesn’t float, OP.
That was the reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 3, 2022 6:36 AM|
She was cute and charismatic and vulnerable. Guys thought they could get her. She was a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 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 Anonymous||reply 54||September 3, 2022 7:35 AM|
OP = Rita Moreno
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 3, 2022 5:30 PM|
R54 So you think Wood was wooden?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 3, 2022 5:36 PM|
Natalie would, but Tab wouldn't
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 3, 2022 5:38 PM|
She was terrific in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 3, 2022 5:39 PM|
They remade that in the 1980s?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 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 Anonymous||reply 60||September 3, 2022 5:42 PM|
If Elizabeth Taylor wouldn't, Natalie Wood
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 3, 2022 5:43 PM|
She was great
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 3, 2022 5:46 PM|
Did they check the cabins ?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 3, 2022 5:51 PM|
Natalie was the life of the party , a great friend and actress . Charisma in spades
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 3, 2022 5:54 PM|
She was very beautiful, yet had girl-next-door appeal, unlike Taylor and some of the other goddesses.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 3, 2022 5:58 PM|
Natalie was totally straight from what I read, but more into men obviously.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 3, 2022 5:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 3, 2022 5:59 PM|
Who did she lez off?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 3, 2022 6:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 4, 2022 12:14 AM|
Natalie loved closeted gay men
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 4, 2022 12:35 AM|
Did she fire the butler after walking in on him and RJ?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 4, 2022 12:48 AM|
Perry Lopez was so hot, love him in battle cry
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 4, 2022 12:59 AM|
here's perry lopez
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 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 Anonymous||reply 75||September 4, 2022 1:03 AM|
I don’t think RJ is gay rather bisexual
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 4, 2022 2:36 AM|
I don’t believe for one minute that RJ had sex with Barbara Stanwyck.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 4, 2022 3:37 AM|
What about Yvonne DeCarlo?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 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 Anonymous||reply 79||September 4, 2022 4:04 AM|
She had a sparkle in her eyes . A warmth
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 4, 2022 4:54 AM|
Her promiscuity as a teen was not because she was “liberated”, Jesus.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 4, 2022 6:10 AM|
R62, but what about her acting?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 4, 2022 8:03 AM|
R70 can’t even feign English
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 4, 2022 1:56 PM|
OP- Much more than her I never understood Elizabeth Taylor’s appeal physically or as an actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 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 Anonymous||reply 85||September 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 Anonymous||reply 86||September 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 Anonymous||reply 87||September 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 Anonymous||reply 88||September 4, 2022 3:06 PM|
W&W -- well, not wisdom -- for R87.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 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 Anonymous||reply 90||September 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 Anonymous||reply 91||September 5, 2022 1:44 AM|
OMG. The "Natalie Wood Eyes" troll is on a tear.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 5, 2022 1:45 AM|
Gene Nelson also had the biggest, softest, dark brown doe eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 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 Anonymous||reply 94||September 5, 2022 1:47 AM|
R91 Winona may be limited in the role she can play but she’s a far better actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 5, 2022 1:47 AM|
Winona has no soul
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 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 Anonymous||reply 97||September 5, 2022 1:50 AM|
Natalie was a real person , a radiant person .
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 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 Anonymous||reply 99||September 5, 2022 2:18 AM|
R99 no bc she had no sex appeal
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 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 Anonymous||reply 101||September 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 Anonymous||reply 102||September 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 Anonymous||reply 103||September 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 Anonymous||reply 104||September 5, 2022 12:56 PM|
I love this photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 5, 2022 1:01 PM|
Her appeal? Why she was the only kind of wood that don't float.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 5, 2022 1:03 PM|
R106 - Oh, dear - that was pretty vile, even for DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 5, 2022 6:46 PM|
R105 they sure were a good looking couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 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 Anonymous||reply 109||September 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 Anonymous||reply 110||September 5, 2022 7:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 111||September 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 Anonymous||reply 112||September 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 Anonymous||reply 113||September 5, 2022 9:12 PM|
R113 Shirley Temple wasn't particularly attractive when she grew up. Natalie was.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||September 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 Anonymous||reply 115||September 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 Anonymous||reply 116||September 5, 2022 11:19 PM|
Robert Redford on Natalie. They were in high school with Redford
|by Anonymous||reply 117||September 9, 2022 3:25 AM|
-they were in high school together
|by Anonymous||reply 118||September 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 Anonymous||reply 119||September 9, 2022 3:52 AM|
R107, 106's joke has a beard a mile long.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||September 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 Anonymous||reply 121||September 9, 2022 9:21 PM|
R119, that's because the movie SUCKED. A huge bomb at the box office.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||September 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 Anonymous||reply 123||September 9, 2022 9:26 PM|
She had suckable toes
|by Anonymous||reply 124||September 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 Anonymous||reply 125||September 10, 2022 8:16 AM|
I re watched THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED yesterday. She sould have won an oscar for that
|by Anonymous||reply 126||September 11, 2022 9:36 PM|
I've never been impressed by her.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||September 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 Anonymous||reply 128||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||September 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 Anonymous||reply 130||September 12, 2022 7:06 AM|
R130 Ewww, shut up Kazan
|by Anonymous||reply 131||September 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 Anonymous||reply 132||September 12, 2022 9:06 AM|
Inconsistent describes her film performances perfectly.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||September 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 Anonymous||reply 134||September 13, 2022 12:12 AM|
Elizabeth Taylor didn't start to put on weight until the 1960s, R134.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||September 13, 2022 1:20 AM|
Natalie was pure cane sugar
|by Anonymous||reply 136||September 13, 2022 1:20 AM|
Elvis said that Natalie had a BO
|by Anonymous||reply 137||September 13, 2022 1:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 138||September 13, 2022 1:30 AM|
R137, is a troll liar loser
|by Anonymous||reply 139||September 13, 2022 1:48 AM|
that she didn't look like this OP
|by Anonymous||reply 140||September 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 Anonymous||reply 141||September 13, 2022 2:00 AM|
R141 was it the scent of lilac perfume?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||September 13, 2022 2:12 AM|
She was very consistent, actually. She did the same bad hysterical acting in every movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||September 13, 2022 2:13 AM|
R137 Wasthat Elvis's defense for not fucking her ? pathetic
|by Anonymous||reply 144||September 13, 2022 11:21 AM|
I love her too in MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, KINGS GO FORTH, THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND, even ALL THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS. She always has something to offer.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||September 13, 2022 11:26 AM|
What is your appeal, OP ?
|by Anonymous||reply 146||September 13, 2022 12:32 PM|
R145, ALL completely forgotten movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||September 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 Anonymous||reply 148||September 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 Anonymous||reply 149||September 14, 2022 12:07 AM|
I love her for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS.
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 Anonymous||reply 150||September 14, 2022 1:03 AM|
Yes, she did read as older than him.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||September 14, 2022 6:57 AM|
Natalie Wood was there for her friend Norma Crane.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||September 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 Anonymous||reply 154||September 14, 2022 7:23 AM|
Nah. She would have been a TV movie queen, nothing more.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||September 14, 2022 7:25 AM|
I can see her as the mom in Poltergeist. She resembles JoBeth Wiliams.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||September 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 Anonymous||reply 157||September 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 Anonymous||reply 158||September 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 Anonymous||reply 159||September 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 Anonymous||reply 160||September 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 Anonymous||reply 161||September 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 Anonymous||reply 162||September 14, 2022 10:50 AM|
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
|by Anonymous||reply 163||September 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 Anonymous||reply 164||September 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 Anonymous||reply 165||September 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 Anonymous||reply 166||September 14, 2022 5:01 PM|
She was luminous
|by Anonymous||reply 167||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||September 14, 2022 7:30 PM|
Rex Harrison really wasn't much to look at, was he.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||September 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 Anonymous||reply 170||September 14, 2022 7:37 PM|
What 's difficult to understand about her appeal ?
|by Anonymous||reply 171||September 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
|by Anonymous||reply 172||September 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 Anonymous||reply 173||September 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 Anonymous||reply 174||September 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 Anonymous||reply 175||September 14, 2022 7:53 PM|
R174 touching. I'm paraphrasing Orson Welles. " I loved Natalie, I always have, and I'll always will."
|by Anonymous||reply 176||September 14, 2022 7:55 PM|
Miss Davis came to the rescue
|by Anonymous||reply 177||September 14, 2022 8:11 PM|
lovely tribute to Orson "I've grown bigger, but then again, so has your lap"
|by Anonymous||reply 178||September 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 Anonymous||reply 179||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||September 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 Anonymous||reply 181||September 14, 2022 8:25 PM|
(^.^) well-known stars
|by Anonymous||reply 182||September 14, 2022 8:27 PM|
R180 the editing in daisy Clover was so bad it destroyed her performance. It was not her fault.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||September 14, 2022 8:28 PM|
I accidentally deleted my comment at 166. How do I restore it?
|by Anonymous||reply 184||September 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 Anonymous||reply 185||September 14, 2022 8:33 PM|
Brad Pitt's performance in Fight Club is well remembered.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||September 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 Anonymous||reply 187||September 14, 2022 8:40 PM|
and he's only been in 70 films R186
|by Anonymous||reply 188||September 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 Anonymous||reply 189||September 14, 2022 9:02 PM|
My Best Friend's Wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||September 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 Anonymous||reply 191||September 14, 2022 9:04 PM|
Move It Along Toots?
|by Anonymous||reply 192||September 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 Anonymous||reply 193||September 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.'
|by Anonymous||reply 194||September 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 Anonymous||reply 195||September 14, 2022 9:13 PM|
Kid actors aren't spontaneous. It's drilled into them.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||September 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 Anonymous||reply 197||September 14, 2022 9:27 PM|
R193, I meant in every role, not just as Deanie.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||September 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 Anonymous||reply 199||September 15, 2022 1:59 AM|
Rita, R199? R175 was talk.ing about Ava Gardner
|by Anonymous||reply 200||September 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
|by Anonymous||reply 201||September 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 Anonymous||reply 202||September 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 Anonymous||reply 203||September 15, 2022 3:05 AM|
She definitely had charm and was lively and unpretentious
|by Anonymous||reply 204||September 15, 2022 4:29 AM|
R199 are you drunk ? what time is it where you live ?
|by Anonymous||reply 205||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||September 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 Anonymous||reply 207||September 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 Anonymous||reply 208||September 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)
|by Anonymous||reply 209||September 15, 2022 9:59 AM|
r209 Why did Gregson look so old? He was only 8 years older than Natalie.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||September 15, 2022 8:22 PM|
Natalie should have married Michael instead
|by Anonymous||reply 211||September 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 Anonymous||reply 212||September 15, 2022 10:12 PM|
Wood doesn't float
|by Anonymous||reply 213||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||September 16, 2022 12:30 PM|
Gadge must have had a field day with her box! Of candy
|by Anonymous||reply 215||September 16, 2022 10:56 PM|
Natalie’s pussy probably tasted delicious and an elixir
|by Anonymous||reply 216||September 16, 2022 10:58 PM|
And Robert Wagner lives on. He must be pushing ninety at least?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||September 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 Anonymous||reply 218||September 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 Anonymous||reply 219||September 17, 2022 1:20 PM|
Hayworth had a horrible childhood, but she lost her mind because she developed Alzheimer's in her 40s.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||September 17, 2022 1:47 PM|
R219 cathleen Nesbitt must have been a hundred in that one
|by Anonymous||reply 221||September 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 Anonymous||reply 222||September 17, 2022 5:28 PM|
Surely you jest?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||September 17, 2022 5:30 PM|
r223 Oh, I'm parodying it because it's really not that far off.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||September 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 Anonymous||reply 225||September 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 Anonymous||reply 226||September 17, 2022 6:41 PM|
*the only father she knows
|by Anonymous||reply 227||September 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 Anonymous||reply 228||September 17, 2022 6:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 229||September 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 Anonymous||reply 230||September 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 Anonymous||reply 231||September 17, 2022 6:49 PM|
Denial of something that hasn't been established as fact?
|by Anonymous||reply 232||September 17, 2022 6:50 PM|
That woman is a picture of mental health
|by Anonymous||reply 233||September 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 Anonymous||reply 234||September 17, 2022 6:54 PM|
At least Courtney doesn't even pretend. She just stumbles from OD to OD
|by Anonymous||reply 235||September 17, 2022 6:56 PM|
Why don't we ever talk about Marion Marshall?
|by Anonymous||reply 236||September 17, 2022 6:58 PM|
Courtney has defended her father in the press. Troll better, r235.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||September 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 Anonymous||reply 238||September 17, 2022 7:06 PM|
Grasping at straws, r238.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||September 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 Anonymous||reply 240||September 17, 2022 7:09 PM|
Lovely on Dick Cavett
|by Anonymous||reply 241||September 17, 2022 7:11 PM|
Natalie Wood was very good friends with Roddy mcdowall. But then again who wasn't?
|by Anonymous||reply 242||September 17, 2022 7:26 PM|
But McDowall was friendly with Kirk Douglas too...
|by Anonymous||reply 243||September 17, 2022 7:28 PM|
Maybe Natalie didn't tell about her rape.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||September 17, 2022 7:30 PM|
She enjoyed the perks that came with being a big star.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||September 17, 2022 8:05 PM|
Funny how heavy eye make up can age a woman. See also: Britney's raccoon eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||September 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 Anonymous||reply 247||September 17, 2022 8:55 PM|
Dig the spider lashes.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||September 17, 2022 8:59 PM|
Doesn't Lana look like Martha Raye here?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||September 17, 2022 8:59 PM|
Worst Natalie hairstyle?
|by Anonymous||reply 250||September 17, 2022 9:01 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 251||September 17, 2022 9:02 PM|
R250 the perm
|by Anonymous||reply 252||September 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 Anonymous||reply 253||September 17, 2022 9:08 PM|
Lana was a leech
|by Anonymous||reply 254||September 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 Anonymous||reply 255||September 17, 2022 9:10 PM|
She doesn't look out of it at r252.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||September 17, 2022 9:16 PM|
Just for you!
|by Anonymous||reply 257||September 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 Anonymous||reply 258||September 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 Anonymous||reply 259||September 17, 2022 9:27 PM|
Can you please provide an example of that?
|by Anonymous||reply 260||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||September 17, 2022 9:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 262||September 17, 2022 11:06 PM|
Natalie and Jane on the set of Inside Daisy Clover.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||September 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)
|by Anonymous||reply 264||September 18, 2022 12:00 AM|
Natalie and Vivien
|by Anonymous||reply 265||September 18, 2022 12:01 AM|
Natalie and Judy
|by Anonymous||reply 266||September 18, 2022 12:02 AM|
Natalie never had those ugly 1950s eyebrows that Judy sported, did she?
|by Anonymous||reply 267||September 18, 2022 12:05 AM|
did they know back then that a jar of make-up could be kept and used in several occasions?
|by Anonymous||reply 268||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||September 18, 2022 12:11 AM|
I called natalie ASAP to tell her all about it
|by Anonymous||reply 270||September 18, 2022 12:16 AM|
sixites gals Natalie, Ruth and Mia
|by Anonymous||reply 271||September 18, 2022 12:18 AM|
r271 Everyone loves Mia!
|by Anonymous||reply 272||September 18, 2022 12:20 AM|
accepting an award from Grace
|by Anonymous||reply 273||September 18, 2022 12:22 AM|
thanks for your contribution , Mia, go back to sleep now
|by Anonymous||reply 274||September 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 Anonymous||reply 275||September 18, 2022 12:26 AM|
15 is not a child
|by Anonymous||reply 276||September 18, 2022 12:29 AM|
R275 she was promiscuous because she liked the dick, and was the new kid in Hollywood
|by Anonymous||reply 277||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||September 18, 2022 1:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 280||September 18, 2022 1:25 AM|
Here you go.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||September 18, 2022 2:32 AM|
Put a troll tag on r235 it’s a monster
|by Anonymous||reply 282||September 18, 2022 3:18 AM|
R277, has a middle school Brain of a flaming homosexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||September 18, 2022 3:20 AM|
She had a clit the size of a Louisville slugger
|by Anonymous||reply 284||September 18, 2022 3:40 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 285||September 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 Anonymous||reply 286||September 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 Anonymous||reply 287||September 19, 2022 9:42 PM|
R278 I love Tu-tu and natalie. Same kind of vibe, same kind of beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||September 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 Anonymous||reply 289||September 20, 2022 10:33 AM|
Natalie with Marilyn ( in the middle)
|by Anonymous||reply 290||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||September 22, 2022 2:52 AM|
She was a Soviet agent. Her death was not an accident.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||September 22, 2022 2:54 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 293||September 22, 2022 8:16 PM|
This is kind of cringe-worthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||September 22, 2022 9:13 PM|
Natasha looks part Asian, no?
|by Anonymous||reply 295||September 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 Anonymous||reply 296||September 22, 2022 10:22 PM|
Why isn't Natalie's accent at all influenced by Ruth's?
|by Anonymous||reply 297||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||September 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 Anonymous||reply 299||September 22, 2022 10:33 PM|
R295 Some Ting Wong ?
|by Anonymous||reply 300||September 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 Anonymous||reply 301||September 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 Anonymous||reply 302||September 22, 2022 10:42 PM|
She moved to LA aged four, so she spoke "movies", almost transatlantic, but all american
|by Anonymous||reply 303||September 22, 2022 10:45 PM|
She was wonderful at european accents, here she's fooling fellow russian Ustinov
|by Anonymous||reply 304||September 22, 2022 10:46 PM|
[Quote] she could have been from New York sometimes in her pronunciation.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||September 22, 2022 10:47 PM|
Her sister has a strange pronunciation sometimes too. Sometimes she sounds faintly British
|by Anonymous||reply 306||September 22, 2022 10:57 PM|
R306 she certainly had her share of british cock on her tongue.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||September 22, 2022 11:20 PM|
Natalie and Lana were hoars, darlin'
|by Anonymous||reply 308||September 22, 2022 11:21 PM|
Natalie sported Daisy Clover hair in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||September 22, 2022 11:24 PM|
Wow, was she a lousy singer!
|by Anonymous||reply 310||September 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
|by Anonymous||reply 311||September 22, 2022 11:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 312||September 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 Anonymous||reply 313||September 22, 2022 11:33 PM|
Robert Wagner was so mean to her in that movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||September 22, 2022 11:34 PM|
R314 she slashed her wrist in her 8 months pregnant sister in law's bathroom
|by Anonymous||reply 315||September 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 Anonymous||reply 316||September 22, 2022 11:42 PM|
MTM in Ordinary people
|by Anonymous||reply 317||September 22, 2022 11:43 PM|
La Faye's in TOWERING INFERNO
|by Anonymous||reply 318||September 22, 2022 11:44 PM|
E.T.'s in BUTTERFIELD 8
|by Anonymous||reply 319||September 22, 2022 11:45 PM|
I love Natalie's voice, it's wobbling but it's very appealing
|by Anonymous||reply 320||September 22, 2022 11:47 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 321||September 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 Anonymous||reply 322||September 22, 2022 11:51 PM|
Marni nixon was awful
|by Anonymous||reply 323||September 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 Anonymous||reply 324||September 22, 2022 11:58 PM|
I keep telling myself I'm not a kid anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||September 23, 2022 12:02 AM|
no, you're not a kid anyMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
|by Anonymous||reply 326||September 23, 2022 12:08 AM|
her actual voice was good enough for Maria
|by Anonymous||reply 327||September 23, 2022 12:11 AM|
Her voice wasn't good enough for Mrs Miller.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||September 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 Anonymous||reply 329||September 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....
|by Anonymous||reply 330||September 23, 2022 12:57 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 331||September 23, 2022 12:58 AM|
Natasha’s crossed arms indicate defensiveness and self protection
|by Anonymous||reply 332||September 23, 2022 5:05 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 333||September 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
|by Anonymous||reply 334||September 23, 2022 11:00 PM|
RJ is officially cleared as of 2022
|by Anonymous||reply 335||September 24, 2022 9:02 PM|
Her cunt was as wide as Orson Welles's girth
|by Anonymous||reply 336||September 24, 2022 9:05 PM|
Here they are, Miss Lana Wood!
|by Anonymous||reply 337||September 24, 2022 9:07 PM|
Natalie more beautiful than Taylor
|by Anonymous||reply 338||September 24, 2022 9:08 PM|
Lana is bouncing back and not on a dick this time
|by Anonymous||reply 339||September 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 Anonymous||reply 340||September 24, 2022 9:15 PM|
*A lighter touch with the eyeliner
|by Anonymous||reply 341||September 24, 2022 9:15 PM|
She allowed Orson Welles to slide her up his ass between set ups on Tomorrow Is Forever
|by Anonymous||reply 342||September 24, 2022 9:33 PM|
I agree that Natalie is more attractive than Liz . She’s more natural and soulful
|by Anonymous||reply 343||September 25, 2022 1:53 AM|
Robert Wagner cleared as Natalie Wood's case goes cold
|by Anonymous||reply 344||September 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 Anonymous||reply 345||September 25, 2022 9:16 PM|
She apparently told Lana (who was asking the same question) : " Better evil you know."
|by Anonymous||reply 346||September 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 Anonymous||reply 347||September 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 Anonymous||reply 348||September 25, 2022 9:31 PM|
She knew men well enough by then not to have such naive thoughts, r348.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||September 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 Anonymous||reply 350||September 25, 2022 9:47 PM|
what made things worse is that he cheated on her with her best friend/secretary
|by Anonymous||reply 351||September 25, 2022 9:48 PM|
Did Natalie continue to be close with Mart Crowley once RJ re-entered the picture?
|by Anonymous||reply 352||September 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 Anonymous||reply 353||September 25, 2022 9:50 PM|
Mart is an ardent defensor of RJ, he trashed Natalie recently in his memoir, before his timely death
|by Anonymous||reply 354||September 25, 2022 9:50 PM|
Craig and Wagner were on a similar level of looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 355||September 25, 2022 9:51 PM|
[Quote] he trashed Natalie recently in his memoir
What did he say?
|by Anonymous||reply 356||September 25, 2022 9:52 PM|
that she was a bipolar lush who didn't really know herself anymore
|by Anonymous||reply 357||September 25, 2022 9:55 PM|
[quote] Craig and Wagner were on a similar level of looks
I think Michael ahead of Wagner
|by Anonymous||reply 358||September 25, 2022 9:56 PM|
Two words: She swallowed.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||September 25, 2022 9:56 PM|
R344 Yeah, that sucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||September 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 Anonymous||reply 361||September 25, 2022 10:11 PM|
r357 She came off as depressed and unhappy in her last diary entries.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||September 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 Anonymous||reply 363||September 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...
|by Anonymous||reply 364||September 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 Anonymous||reply 365||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||September 25, 2022 11:48 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 367||September 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 Anonymous||reply 368||September 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||September 26, 2022 12:44 AM|
both her daughters look like their mother is Anne Heche, not Natalie. Sad
|by Anonymous||reply 370||September 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 Anonymous||reply 371||September 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 Anonymous||reply 372||September 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 Anonymous||reply 373||September 26, 2022 8:21 AM|
I disafree. Natalie's "messy truth" was always pure melodrama. Mostly embarrassing.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||September 26, 2022 8:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 375||September 26, 2022 8:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 376||September 26, 2022 8:31 AM|
R362, what diary ?
|by Anonymous||reply 377||September 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 Anonymous||reply 378||September 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 Anonymous||reply 379||September 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 Anonymous||reply 380||September 26, 2022 8:46 AM|
Do you hope he did?
|by Anonymous||reply 381||September 26, 2022 8:46 AM|
R380 I have a tower in Paris to sell. It's exceptionally located. Call me ASAP
|by Anonymous||reply 382||September 26, 2022 8:50 AM|
Orson Welles mistakenly took her for a chicken leg and bit into her
|by Anonymous||reply 383||September 26, 2022 10:25 PM|
Oh Akim, your career would be nothing without Orson.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||September 26, 2022 11:13 PM|
Dirty Laundry is about Natalie's death
|by Anonymous||reply 385||September 26, 2022 11:55 PM|
The French love Natalie
|by Anonymous||reply 386||September 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?
|by Anonymous||reply 387||September 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 Anonymous||reply 388||September 27, 2022 12:10 AM|
[quote] Does anyone believe RJ may have abused her physically ?
|by Anonymous||reply 389||September 27, 2022 12:13 AM|
Oh, how I watched ‘Gypsy’ this afternoon on TCM. Natalie truly “rose” to the occasion in this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 390||September 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)
|by Anonymous||reply 391||September 27, 2022 2:52 PM|
THAT MAKES TOTAL SENSE! OF COURSE! the four of them, they were friends! WHERE ARE THEY ????
|by Anonymous||reply 392||September 27, 2022 2:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 393||September 27, 2022 6:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 394||September 27, 2022 7:21 PM|
Orson Welles covered her in chocolate and ate her like an egg chair
|by Anonymous||reply 395||September 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 Anonymous||reply 396||September 28, 2022 6:58 AM|
R394 Well that was painful.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||September 28, 2022 11:00 AM|
R395/R396 Oh, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||September 28, 2022 11:02 AM|
Did she ever pose for Blackgama?
|by Anonymous||reply 399||September 28, 2022 11:11 AM|
Of course she did
|by Anonymous||reply 400||September 28, 2022 11:35 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 401||September 28, 2022 8:20 PM|
Not among the best of the Blackgama ads at R400. Natalie looks a bit startled.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||September 28, 2022 9:06 PM|
the last nose was not good at all R402
|by Anonymous||reply 403||September 28, 2022 10:04 PM|
☝🏼 I think she looks very gaunt . That can change face structure. She’s usually striking
|by Anonymous||reply 404||September 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 Anonymous||reply 405||September 29, 2022 3:11 AM|
Yeah, she didn't have a nose job.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||September 29, 2022 3:17 AM|
Orson Welles used her as a footstool
|by Anonymous||reply 407||September 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 Anonymous||reply 408||September 29, 2022 10:43 AM|
Orson Welles blew used her to blow his nose on the set of Tomorrow
|by Anonymous||reply 409||September 30, 2022 3:26 AM|
R400 That ghostly looking Blackglama ad came out in 1981, the year she died.
|by Anonymous||reply 410||September 30, 2022 6:39 AM|
Floodlit to obliterate the eyebags and crowsfeet.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||September 30, 2022 6:50 AM|
Great shot for Raintree body lotion.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||September 30, 2022 3:23 PM|
This shot is rather reminscent of the Blackglama ad.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||September 30, 2022 3:25 PM|
Here's the commercial.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||September 30, 2022 3:43 PM|
Another commercial for Lux.
|by Anonymous||reply 415||September 30, 2022 3:44 PM|
Frasier crane would have loved this gig
|by Anonymous||reply 416||September 30, 2022 8:41 PM|
Nose job visible from Mars in all these ads. That gave her the pinched look
|by Anonymous||reply 417||October 1, 2022 12:22 PM|
Nope. It's the same nose.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||October 1, 2022 12:30 PM|
I don't know why this make up look was ever popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 419||October 1, 2022 12:31 PM|
Might Natalie have saved Charlie's Angels in its later years?
|by Anonymous||reply 420||October 1, 2022 12:35 PM|
the 80's were horrid. Everybody looked ghastly, even Deneuve
|by Anonymous||reply 421||October 1, 2022 12:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 422||October 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 Anonymous||reply 423||October 1, 2022 12:48 PM|
She would have been a good Beth Jarrett if the part were available.
|by Anonymous||reply 424||October 5, 2022 9:00 PM|
No she wouldn't have been.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||October 5, 2022 9:02 PM|
She really wanted that part.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||October 6, 2022 12:55 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 427||October 6, 2022 12:58 AM|
I can’t see that at all. Lee Remick would have been perfect, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||October 6, 2022 1:02 AM|
Lee would have been excellent as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||October 6, 2022 1:03 AM|
Basically ordinary looking- I’ll stop there. OP is a dunce.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||October 6, 2022 3:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 431||October 6, 2022 4:16 PM|
Orson Welles used her as a toothpick on Forever.......
|by Anonymous||reply 432||October 7, 2022 7:32 AM|
Natalie was a perfect star and a great person
|by Anonymous||reply 433||October 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 Anonymous||reply 434||October 9, 2022 5:36 AM|
Orson Welles used her as a stepping board on the set of Forever Is Tomorrow
|by Anonymous||reply 435||October 9, 2022 5:47 AM|
Their sexual chemistry melted the camera lens
|by Anonymous||reply 436||October 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 Anonymous||reply 437||October 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 438||October 9, 2022 6:40 AM|
Natalie Wood but Tab wouldn't
|by Anonymous||reply 439||October 9, 2022 8:29 PM|
Tab wouldn't have any wood for Wood, would he
|by Anonymous||reply 440||October 9, 2022 10:09 PM|
No, that's right R440. Tab did have wood for Woody's Woodpecker
|by Anonymous||reply 441||October 9, 2022 10:50 PM|
Was Natalie Wood ever considered to be a great beauty?
|by Anonymous||reply 442||October 9, 2022 10:53 PM|
I like her dark looks. Is she white-adjacent? Maybe that's her appeal.
|by Anonymous||reply 443||October 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||October 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 Anonymous||reply 445||October 9, 2022 11:28 PM|
Well, Ali Macgraw arrived.
|by Anonymous||reply 446||October 9, 2022 11:34 PM|
Madonna I think resembles Natalie Wood
|by Anonymous||reply 447||October 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 Anonymous||reply 448||October 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 Anonymous||reply 449||October 10, 2022 3:56 AM|
Pauline Kael said it was "her hyperactive rear end."
|by Anonymous||reply 450||October 10, 2022 3:58 AM|
And fuckable R449.....I mean, uh, I didn't. Just heard it through the grapevine
|by Anonymous||reply 451||October 10, 2022 5:37 AM|
I could see her playing in Agnes of god.
|by Anonymous||reply 452||October 10, 2022 5:28 PM|
R449 = Rita Moreno
|by Anonymous||reply 453||October 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
|by Anonymous||reply 454||October 10, 2022 6:59 PM|
Her hard, protruding clit was a joy to roll your tongue over
|by Anonymous||reply 455||October 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 Anonymous||reply 456||October 11, 2022 4:22 AM|
That’s so sad . Poor kid 😭
|by Anonymous||reply 457||October 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 Anonymous||reply 458||October 11, 2022 6:42 AM|
She’s terrific here.
“He’s gone. He went awaaayyy.””
|by Anonymous||reply 459||October 18, 2022 6:06 PM|
Orson Welles used her to clean his fingernails
|by Anonymous||reply 460||October 18, 2022 8:28 PM|
Natalie was a ⭐️
|by Anonymous||reply 461||October 19, 2022 1:58 AM|
Natalie Wood was jealous of Elizabeth Taylor.
|by Anonymous||reply 462||October 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 Anonymous||reply 463||October 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 Anonymous||reply 464||October 19, 2022 3:06 AM|
How does she compare to Miss Lana Turner?
|by Anonymous||reply 465||October 19, 2022 3:08 AM|
They both changed their names.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||October 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...
|by Anonymous||reply 467||October 19, 2022 6:08 AM|
Orson Welles wanted to cast her in Touch of Evil as Hank Quinlan's chocolate candy bar
|by Anonymous||reply 468||October 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
|by Anonymous||reply 469||October 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 Anonymous||reply 470||October 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 Anonymous||reply 471||October 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 Anonymous||reply 472||October 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 Anonymous||reply 473||October 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 Anonymous||reply 474||October 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 Anonymous||reply 475||November 1, 2022 2:52 AM|
r475 that's what you watch a Natalie Wood movie for. She knew her audience
|by Anonymous||reply 476||November 1, 2022 2:53 AM|
Nah. She was no Susan Hayward, who was no Bette Davis.
|by Anonymous||reply 477||November 1, 2022 2:54 AM|
She was a much bigger star than Susan Hayward
|by Anonymous||reply 478||November 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 Anonymous||reply 479||November 1, 2022 3:07 AM|
she wanted to take time off to raise her children. That happens to women.
|by Anonymous||reply 480||November 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 Anonymous||reply 481||November 1, 2022 3:11 AM|
Ali Macgraw stole her place in the early 1970s.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||November 1, 2022 3:12 AM|
If she was over it, she wouldn't have gone back to acting at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 483||November 1, 2022 3:12 AM|
she turned down the graduate, butch cassidy and the sundance kid, gatsby and love story.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||November 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 Anonymous||reply 485||November 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 Anonymous||reply 486||November 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 Anonymous||reply 487||November 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 Anonymous||reply 488||November 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 Anonymous||reply 489||November 1, 2022 3:22 AM|
Dyan Cannon was a mother in the 1970s, was she not? She still mostly did movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 490||November 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 Anonymous||reply 491||November 1, 2022 3:29 AM|
let the cunt fill the thread...
|by Anonymous||reply 492||November 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 Anonymous||reply 493||November 1, 2022 3:33 AM|
sure R493, go on, I want this thread to fill up
|by Anonymous||reply 494||November 1, 2022 3:34 AM|
so R493, why don't you tell us again that Natalie was not wanted after 1970
|by Anonymous||reply 495||November 1, 2022 3:37 AM|
She was wanted. In TV. And commercials. (And club dates. And ta-a-a-lk shows.)
|by Anonymous||reply 496||November 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 Anonymous||reply 497||November 1, 2022 3:42 AM|
Hell, Jean Seberg was still doing movies, wasn't she?
|by Anonymous||reply 498||November 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 Anonymous||reply 499||November 1, 2022 3:54 AM|
Natalie no longer put out. That was it.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||November 1, 2022 3:55 AM|
I beg to differ R500
|by Anonymous||reply 501||November 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 ?
|by Anonymous||reply 502||November 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 Anonymous||reply 503||November 9, 2022 1:59 PM|
[quote]What was Natalie Wood's appeal??!
She was so tight we both bled.
|by Anonymous||reply 504||November 9, 2022 2:04 PM|
OP, you can't understand that many people's tastes and opinions are different from yours?
|by Anonymous||reply 505||November 9, 2022 2:08 PM|
R504 so tasteless
|by Anonymous||reply 506||November 9, 2022 2:33 PM|
R506 Natalie was lucky, he only raped her
|by Anonymous||reply 507||November 9, 2022 2:37 PM|
Michael Douglas must feel so conflicted about his father. My heart goes out to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||November 9, 2022 9:01 PM|
Would you say this is a fair assessment of her career?
|by Anonymous||reply 509||November 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 Anonymous||reply 510||November 10, 2022 3:31 PM|
I love watching Natalie Wood and West Side Story. She gave it star quality.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||November 10, 2022 5:58 PM|
WWS is nothing without Natalie
|by Anonymous||reply 512||November 10, 2022 6:06 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 513||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 514||November 10, 2022 6:11 PM|
Natalie was lucky. She grew up sitting on John Payne's lap
|by Anonymous||reply 515||November 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 Anonymous||reply 516||November 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 Anonymous||reply 517||November 10, 2022 7:46 PM|
R509 seriously, was that article written by Rita Moreno ?
|by Anonymous||reply 518||November 10, 2022 7:49 PM|
She was a terrible actress. How is a hatchet job to say that?
|by Anonymous||reply 519||November 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 Anonymous||reply 520||November 10, 2022 8:34 PM|
R519 thinks his opinion is the Word of God and that no differing opinions are allowed.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||November 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 Anonymous||reply 522||November 10, 2022 8:39 PM|
The Cracker Factory was one of her best performances.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||November 10, 2022 8:49 PM|
thank you R523, love the cracker factory
|by Anonymous||reply 524||November 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 Anonymous||reply 525||November 10, 2022 8:53 PM|
R525 = Courtney
|by Anonymous||reply 526||November 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
|by Anonymous||reply 527||November 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 Anonymous||reply 528||November 10, 2022 9:13 PM|
well, she was "problematic". She slit her wrists in her 8 months prego sister-in-law FFS
|by Anonymous||reply 529||November 10, 2022 9:14 PM|
in her prego sister-in-law 's BATHROOM
|by Anonymous||reply 530||November 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 Anonymous||reply 531||November 10, 2022 9:24 PM|
Slit her wrist I mean.
|by Anonymous||reply 532||November 10, 2022 9:25 PM|
IIRC, she dumped him first, and was very harsh
|by Anonymous||reply 533||November 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 Anonymous||reply 534||November 10, 2022 9:27 PM|
Natalie was pregnant with Courtney during the course of that movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 535||November 10, 2022 9:29 PM|
R534 unless you are not also R535, I think that we are
|by Anonymous||reply 536||November 10, 2022 9:48 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 537||November 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 Anonymous||reply 538||November 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 Anonymous||reply 539||November 10, 2022 10:55 PM|
R514, I love Roz Russell. “His Girl Friday” was classic great and she was captivating.
|by Anonymous||reply 540||November 11, 2022 12:56 AM|
R514, Janis Paige said that RR was a mentor to her and other actresses. A gracious, kind woman
|by Anonymous||reply 541||November 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 Anonymous||reply 542||November 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 Anonymous||reply 543||November 11, 2022 4:28 AM|
Natalie was so beautiful around GYPSY, lOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER, THE GREAT RACE; Just a perfect doll
|by Anonymous||reply 544||November 11, 2022 12:56 PM|
Who would be Natalie Wood's modern day counterparts?
|by Anonymous||reply 545||November 12, 2022 5:42 PM|
Portman obviously, french actresses Tautou and Ledoyen. Child stars who became ravishingly beautiful brunettes
|by Anonymous||reply 546||November 12, 2022 5:45 PM|
R545 Naya Rivera
|by Anonymous||reply 547||November 12, 2022 5:46 PM|
The only time you can change a man is when he's a baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 548||November 12, 2022 6:26 PM|
r548 that's an actual quote. Natalie was very witty. you're a connoisseur
|by Anonymous||reply 549||November 12, 2022 6:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 550||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 551||November 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 Anonymous||reply 552||November 15, 2022 11:41 AM|
^ The actual quote was "she was a damn good actress. When well cast, no-one was better "
|by Anonymous||reply 553||November 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 Anonymous||reply 554||November 15, 2022 11:51 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 555||November 15, 2022 11:51 AM|
Will somebody start a part two thread? We're getting close.
|by Anonymous||reply 556||November 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 Anonymous||reply 557||November 15, 2022 2:53 PM|
Technically, not from the golden age, but Linda Lavin can fill two threads simultanously...
|by Anonymous||reply 558||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 559||November 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
|by Anonymous||reply 560||November 16, 2022 9:52 PM|
R559, or she loved to look at her lovely face?
|by Anonymous||reply 561||November 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 Anonymous||reply 562||November 18, 2022 10:24 AM|
r562 Was Lana any different?
|by Anonymous||reply 563||November 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 Anonymous||reply 564||November 19, 2022 8:38 PM|
Lana Wood is a heck of a writer. I enjoyed both of her books.
|by Anonymous||reply 565||November 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 Anonymous||reply 566||November 21, 2022 8:01 AM|
It's been widely rumored that Natalie and Lana didn't have the same father.
|by Anonymous||reply 567||November 21, 2022 8:49 AM|
Natalie was sublime
|by Anonymous||reply 568||November 21, 2022 9:00 PM|
A rare beauty, a warm personality. There hasn't been anyone like her
|by Anonymous||reply 569||November 21, 2022 9:43 PM|
If she had lived would she have been cast in that Tom Brady movie today?
|by Anonymous||reply 570||November 21, 2022 11:09 PM|
She would have been cast as the chief police officer in Spielberg triumphant woke remake of WSS
|by Anonymous||reply 571||November 21, 2022 11:11 PM|
41 years ago this weekend she left us.
|by Anonymous||reply 572||November 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 ?
|by Anonymous||reply 573||November 22, 2022 11:55 AM|
I'm going to avoid inebriated yachting with Robert Wagner for damn sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 574||November 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 Anonymous||reply 575||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 576||November 23, 2022 9:49 PM|
Madonna slightly resembles her
|by Anonymous||reply 577||November 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 Anonymous||reply 578||November 27, 2022 1:46 AM|
steve mcqueen makes me MOIST!
|by Anonymous||reply 579||November 27, 2022 1:48 AM|
banana peel on the deck.
|by Anonymous||reply 580||November 27, 2022 1:49 AM|
And by "banana peel on deck", RJ, you mean "Chris Walken's cock in your mouth"
|by Anonymous||reply 581||November 27, 2022 1:50 AM|
Everyone seemed to love Natalie, even Bacall, and she hardly liked anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 582||November 27, 2022 5:03 PM|
🐒 If we have to explain it to you, OP, just move along .........
|by Anonymous||reply 583||November 27, 2022 5:07 PM|
41 years ago today.
|by Anonymous||reply 584||November 27, 2022 5:44 PM|
That’s right ☝🏼. Sad
|by Anonymous||reply 585||November 27, 2022 6:00 PM|
[quote] Madonna slightly resembles her
R577 = ...Madonna.
|by Anonymous||reply 586||November 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 Anonymous||reply 587||November 27, 2022 9:07 PM|
R582, They were both of Russian heritage.
|by Anonymous||reply 588||November 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 Anonymous||reply 589||November 27, 2022 9:09 PM|
Bacall's mother first name was also Natalie
|by Anonymous||reply 590||November 27, 2022 9:10 PM|
Natalie Wood and Cary Grant both died on November 29th, five years apart.
1981 - 1986
|by Anonymous||reply 591||November 27, 2022 9:11 PM|
R589, Bacall wrote that “Sex and the Single Girl” was a bad movie with a good cast.
|by Anonymous||reply 592||November 27, 2022 9:13 PM|
Both oscarless. hollywood = ridiculous
|by Anonymous||reply 593||November 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 Anonymous||reply 594||November 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 Anonymous||reply 595||November 27, 2022 9:19 PM|
a rare photo of Natalie where she doesn' t look achingly vulnerable
|by Anonymous||reply 596||November 27, 2022 9:36 PM|
sorry wrong link
|by Anonymous||reply 597||November 27, 2022 9:37 PM|
She was easily more beautiful than Monroe and Taylor
|by Anonymous||reply 598||November 27, 2022 9:39 PM|
Natalie's dad was very handsome. Wonder if Lana's dad was hot too.
|by Anonymous||reply 599||November 27, 2022 9:41 PM|
That beautiful face
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