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Offline CallieOK

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Re: Television Today
« Reply #1260 on: August 06, 2018, 09:41:12 PM »
Patricia....and I even spelled it right!!!!    :thumbup:   A vague memory popped up after I looked at the link; I remembered seeing that picture...somewhere.

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« Reply #1261 on: August 07, 2018, 12:27:48 AM »
Thank you Patricia!  I really enjoyed looking at all three websites!  I don't remember the name Phil Spitalny, but I definitely remember, The Hour of Charm Orchestra!  There was also another all girl band at that time that I recall - The Ida Ray Hutton orchestra. 

I never missed Let's Pretend, on Saturday mornings.  My brother and I would sit on the floor, close to the big console radio, and sing along with the "Cream of Wheat" theme song!  Brings back wonderful memories. :)

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« Reply #1262 on: August 08, 2018, 07:56:39 PM »
Marilyne, tonight on TCM, three straight Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy movies!!!

Did you get an email from me the other day?  My computer bottomed out, and I don't think anyone got emails from me, or sent any to me.   Actually, it wasn't the computer, but the Wireless Router, which wouldnt let me get on-line.  Phone company had to come fix me!

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« Reply #1263 on: August 09, 2018, 10:52:57 AM »
Tome - No, I didn't get an email from you!  I guess it's lost out there somewhere in cyberspace?  Send again!

We watched a new show on AMC this week, called Lodge 49.  Sort of a light comedy, with a bunch of odd-ball characters and implausible situations.  We sat through the one hour opener, but not sure we'll stick with it??  Seems that the writers are trying too hard to be quirky and clever.  Did anyone else see it?   

Other than that, nothing much that's worth commenting on.  AJ watched the TMC movie, Fat Man and Little Boy, last night.  The names refer to the two atomic bombs, dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that ended WWII.  It starred Paul Newman, and looked to be pretty good, but I didn't feel like watching it. 

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« Reply #1264 on: August 10, 2018, 01:10:22 PM »
Tome - Just letting you know that I got your email, and I answered it . . . so if you don't get my response, you'll know the problem still exists.

I did record a couple of the Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy operetta movies, this week.  I watched New Moon yesterday, and I loved it!  Yes, the story itself is corny, and is very much like most of the "Mac & Eddy" movies from the 1930's . . . but the music is absolutely beautiful.  The Victor Herbert songs in this one were "Stouthearted Men", "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise", and "Lover Come Back to Me".

I hope to watch Naughty Marietta, this afternoon.  This operetta features the music of Sigmund Romberg.  Two of my favorites are "I'm Falling in Love With Someone", and, "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life", at last I've found thee.     

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« Reply #1265 on: August 10, 2018, 02:17:23 PM »
Marilyne, I love all the movies with J. McDonald.

Tuesday night I watched the Castaways, I never watch any of the new TV. I will not watch next week, just could not get interest with any of the lost. They kept talking about being lonely, I know it is a TVshow. but a camera man was right in their face. I guess Ido not have any imagination for a show like that , what do they call them?  Reality

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« Reply #1266 on: August 12, 2018, 10:43:18 PM »
Marilyne, the movie of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" is now showing on Netflix.  It is a very good movie.  I couldn't remember if they stuck to the story line of the book, since it's been a couple of years since I read it, and also read it in my f2f book club, but I think it was pretty close.  Exceptionally well done, nothing X-rated or objectionable.  I think all here who enjoy a good movie, will enjoy this one, and if you read the book...even better!

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« Reply #1267 on: August 14, 2018, 12:11:28 PM »
Tome, glad you mentioned the Guernsey Literary movie on Netflix.  Netflix was supposed to add it to my list when it became available but I haven’t even gone into Netflix for a week or more.  I loved the book and hope the movie is as good.
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« Reply #1268 on: August 14, 2018, 12:57:44 PM »
FlaJean, "Guernsey" is well worth your time to watch it.  Good cast, excellent acting, all-around great movie.  Do watch it.  It is streaming now on Netflix.
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« Reply #1269 on: August 14, 2018, 02:28:26 PM »
Tome - I loved the book, so I'm looking forward to seeing the "Guernsey" movie on Netflix.  Like you, it's been years since I read it, so if they don't follow the story exactly, I probably won't notice.  I just remember really enjoying it.   I most likely won't watch it until the weekend, since I have stuff going on every evening until then. 

I haven't really seen anything else this past week, except for the "Mac & Eddy" movies.  I love that term! :D  After doing some research online, I discovered that that is the term fans of Jeanette/Nelson use when talking about them.  I hadn't realize that there was such a large following of fans!  I did discover that when you go to On Demand, you can scroll down to the section that says Networks, and then go to TCM, and view the free list of movies that are available. (Besides the ones that are playing on the regular daily schedule.)  TCM lists all of the Mac & Eddy film that were produced, so I had a good time viewing my favorites.  So far I haven't seen the one where he plays a Canadian Mountie, but lots of people seem to love it.

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« Reply #1270 on: August 15, 2018, 06:43:17 PM »
Now Guernsey and Jersey were the first 2 Islands that the Germans moved into at the start of WW2. England fastly sent many Small boats to try and get some people off them. The Germans let some of the mothers and Children leave but then started shooting at the boats. None of the Men let leave. Many of the people were then sent to my town and I made many friends until 1946. These Island very popular for holidays from UK and many English Retired there. Now back popular. 2 of my friends left their Husbands on the Island . The Red cross found out they had been shipped into Germany to work in Camps. They did then get back to UK in 1946. People in US.  do not realize just how close that the Germans got to UK. Those islands the closest. UK then tried getting children in UK out to Canada. Bothered me as my youngest brother was only 5. I was to old to be on the list. Had to stop doing it as one Ship of children got torpedoed of coast of Ireland.
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« Reply #1271 on: August 16, 2018, 11:19:11 AM »
Jeanne, I'm so sorry that you and your family had to suffer through the terrible tragedy of WWII.  I'm glad you survived.  War is terrible as we all know, but even though we read about it here in America, it was hard to realize how bad it was.  I was 6 when Pearl Harbor was bombed--I think it was a Sunday.  We'd come home from church and were listening to the news when President Roosevelt came on the radio with his famous "This day will live in infamy speech".  I also remember the day that Japan surrendered as it was about 4:00 in the afternoon.  Our grandmother got us dressed and we walked up to town to attend a prayer service of Thanksgiving for the end of the war.   I was about 8 years old then.

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« Reply #1272 on: August 16, 2018, 12:12:36 PM »
JeanneP = thanks for the information on Guernsey and Jersey.  I didn't realize that any  English territory had been occupied by Germany during the War.  it wasn't until I read the book, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society".  Now I'm anxious to see the movie, and will probably watch it this weekend.