Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
"The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. "
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in the new film.
"Director J.J. Abrams says, 'We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.'
Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race.
Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good.
Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
Monday, April 28, 2014
One night I went out to dinner with Fred and Hermes Pan. We had a lovely meal in a Malaysian Restaurant, wonderful Chinese food and drinks in coconuts, which are always much stronger than you think they’re going to be. We all obviously had one of those, and although we weren’t drunk, it obviously hit us harder than some people, since none of us drank much usually. Anyway, we had a lovely time, and then we came out of the restaurant and had to walk down the street to Fred’s car. It was dark except for the streetlights, and Fred started to dance down the street. He did this incredible tap dance and he ended in a double turn on his knees with his arms up to the sky and said, “Hollywood, I love you.” Afterwards, I always wondered whether people driving up that street must have thought they were dreaming
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Throughout Swing Time, when Fred Astaire danced with Ginger Rogers, a signature step was used.
A step that was taught to Astaire’s character, Lucky, by Roger’s character, Penny.
This signature step applies to the relationship between Lucky and Penny throughout the entire film. If you notice between each gif, the step is used in different ways.
Ways that signify the relationship at that point in the film.