Classic Movie Actresses Tourney 2013

Classic Movie Actresses Tourney 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Blog is MOVING... to rozrussell.com

Hello everyone!

I won't be posting on blogger anymore, so please update your blogger feed or "reading list" to add the URL rozrussell.com and my new posts at the brand new website will show up there. Be sure to follow my blog when you get there and keep reading!

Thank you all very much. You're the best!! :D

P.S, There is a new poll on there so please vote!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Browsing through my old videos... ahem

I have been looking through my old videos today and sometimes I cringe at parts because I am always thinking about how much better something can be... but sometimes I think some of the older videos aren't so bad... I enjoy watching the videos I made of Roz because they are special because she is special in my heart!



This is an older one that I made, but I think the above one is better. What do you think?




P.S. It still warms my heart that one of the first videos that comes up when you search for Rosalind Russell is this picture montage I made of her marriage to Frederick Brisson (I still can't understand why it gets so many hits and comments, but I love it!)



Friday, March 29, 2013

Lovely photo!

I KNOW I've shared this before, but it is truly one of my favorites... It's just wonderful and peaceful!


New website...

Everything here will be moving shortly over to my new website, which I started yesterday... This is the site so far: Click here!

By the way, don't forget to vote in the final matches for the Classic Actress Tournament on Monty's blog! Just click on the 1930s era button in the sidebar and you're there :)


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Farewell to Classic Actress Tourney 2013

Dear readers,

I have had so much fun co-hosting this tournament this year. In fact, I think I had more fun this year than last year, my first time at bat. I think this is because I knew more about my duties and what I am supposed to do as a co-host, as well as the fact that I hosted the same 1940s decade as last year, which is also my favorite decade of film.

As you all know, this is a blog dedicated to Rosalind Russell, and while she did not even make it past Round 1 (tear!), I hope she will do better in the future. I have always considered Rosalind a severely underrated actress, even though she was nominated for an Oscar four times and nominated for a Golden Globe five times (and won every time!). However, the truly remarkable thing about Roz is her true personality and real self. From what I know of her, I think of her as a rather selfless person who would give so much of her time away from her "day job" as actress, wife, and mother to charities. The only Oscar she received was not for her acting work, but for her charity work. I just started writing this freely as words came to my mind, so now that this is in the front of my mind, I'd like to share with you Roz's acceptance speech of that lone Oscar, which was so special and sweet to her and to her fans, I am sure. This video always makes me tear up a little because she had been so ill at the time (from her cancer, perhaps, but mostly from her rheumatoid arthritis, for which she had to take cortisone shots that disfigured her figure and bloated her face). Take a look!

And once again, I would like to thank Monty of All Good Things for asking me to co-host the tournament this year and I hope to make a good impression next year as well. I hope everyone had a good time voting for their favorite actresses, even if some were surprised by the results. It was such good fun! Until next year!


Better luck next year, Roz! We love you!

Here is the video:




WINNER OF 1940s ERA!

We have a winner! And here she in all her crown and glory, beating Rita Hayworth 25-13 for a spot in the final four of the tournament which will take place on Monty's blog! I will give you more information about where to go and when as soon as I have more information.


BETTE DAVIS

By the way, these are the other three contenders in the final four:

1930s: CAROLE LOMBARD
1950s: DORIS DAY
1950s: DIANA RIGG

Monty will be hosting the last part of the Classic Actress Tournament on his blog here, so please vote there or by clicking on the 1930s era button if you'd like... Good luck to these actresses!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Adorable video from the 1969 Oscars!

So, a friend shared with me this adorable and funny video of Roz presenting the award for Best Sound at the 1969 Oscars. I don't know about you, but when I watch something new and exciting like this, I can just squeal for joy. Haha! I hope you like this one if you haven't seen it! <3

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