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downton abbey:


the show where the dog outlives everyone. 

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Sometimes I think that people don’t know that Julie Andrews once made a film where a young Liam Neeson was her lover.



you are welcome

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"And after all these years and all those experiences, I’ve never wavered from my love and dedication to the craft of acting and the belief in the value theatre holds in our culture. Whether you’re in the audience or on the stage, theatre is eternally transportive and transformational, allowing the soul to breathe and rejuvenate."

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At one point in the picture, Judy and Fred Astaire are walking down the street, and she wants to prove she’s as good whistle-bait as the next one, so he drops behind and tells her to show him. At first nothing happens, then all of a sudden, surprise! The heads start turning and you get the close-up of Judy pulling this face. The Bloopface, we used to call it. A little thing Judy stitched up one afternoon…

We were three kids in the back seat of the car. Nothing much on our minds. “Let’s see who can make the most horrible face”, said Susie.

Her contribution and mine are gone with the wind. But we both wound up hysterical over Judy, sitting there with her eyes crossed and her cheeks ballooned and the tongue-tip sticking out, sober as a judge. It was always like that. Judy could fracture Susie and me, playing it straight.

Just then the signals change, Daddy pulls up, and quick as a wink Judy has her face through the window. Folks in the next car do a bug-eyed double-take, but by the time mother turns round to see what goes, our little pet’s snoozing peacefully in her corner. Anyhow, that’s when the Bloopface started, and for years we used it to scare people in cars. Then we grew up and forgot it, till Judy pulled it out for this scene in Easter Parade.

— An excerpt from Jimmie Garland’s article, “Bloopface and the Babe” from Modern Screen, October 1948. [x]

(Source: judysgarland)

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So I finally cracked open my Princess Diaries special edition dvd, and immediately went to the bloopers, as you do, and decided that the internet needed even more reasons to love Julie Andrews. You’re welcome.

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Kiernan Shipka photographed by Williams and Hirakawa for Vanity Fair, May 2014.

(Source: missavagardner)

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Never-ending List of Favorite Stage Performances - Kelli O’Hara as “Cathy Whitaker” in Far From Heaven

If you follow this blog at all, you will know that I am a huge Kelli O’Hara fan.  I happen to think she is one of the most talented ladies of this musical theater generation, and her voice and acting style are reminiscent of a style that we don’t often see anymore.  Far From Heaven was an incredible vehicle for her.  Her portrayal of Cathy Whitaker was multi-layered and incredibly natural.  She was luminescent.  I sat close to the stage, and the pain and understanding in her eyes was stunning.  My favorite moment of the show was “Tuesdays, Thursdays,” where she stood on the stage by herself, and her voice soared in heartbreak.  It was breathtaking.

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