Felix In Hollywood

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Big Mistakes In Motion Picture History....

Norma Shearer and John Gilbert do The Bard Bit in "The Hollywood Revue of 1929"

4 comments:

kabuki zero said...

Without question both of those outfits are hideous mistakes. it could only be worse if they switched outfits.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

Is it really a mistake? Here's why: If the fabric wasn't beautifully drapped over the rail in a luxurious fashion, it would be hanging in a thick clumpy limp point.

Remember, they are selling something here and it is beauty and sumputousness glamour. You don't get that and limpness in the same shot.

So I think this was perfectly posed, with the excection of the bottom of the swag, which should have been tucked into the drape, rather than left ratta rat rat in a point.

FelixInHollywood said...

Ladies, I was referring to the writing, acting and directing of the sketch the were appearing in.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

Oh, you think so? Now the version with Marie Dressler and Al Jolson, that was a mistake.