“Forgotten Hollywood”- New Year’s Eve With Nick and Nora…

Posted on December 26, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   For this year’s most sophisticated holiday evening, Turner Classic Movies has gathered all six entries from a movie series that defined urbane elegance: the Thin Man films. So, ring in the New Year in style with one of the great screen couples– Nick and Nora Charles, as played by William Powell and Myrna Loy. These glamorous Manhattan residents trade quips while sipping martinis and solving murders with the aid of their famous wire-haired terrier, Asta.

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                                                                                                                                 MYRNA LOY    ASTA    WILLIAM POWELL   

   The movies are shown in chronological order, ranging from the original The Thin Man to the final entry in the series, Song of the Thin Man. In between are After the Thin Man, in which the delightful duo encounter rising star James Stewart; Another Thin Man, which adds a baby to the mix; Shadow of the Thin Man, the last of the series to be directed by W.S. Van Dyke; and The Thin Man Goes Home, with Nick visiting his family in New England and, of course, becoming embroiled in a murder case.

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   Of course, I have the complete series on DVD. But, I lose the added bonus of Robert Osborne on TCM, with his asides and stories. Cesar Romero, C. Aubrey Smith, Marjorie Main, and Gloria Grahame are actors in my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series who appear in the various films. And only, if I decide to spend the last day of 2015 at home.

   What to do… What to do…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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