I had no idea where to slot this thread, so here it lies.
This was brought to my attention by an old chum whom I had inadvertanly exposed to Coco back in high school. So, when she called me in near hysterics about this Lifetime event, she had the grand notion that this was Shirley MacLaine as Coco Chanel in Coco: The Musical. I appropriately died and looked up the air date online and was thoroughly disappointed that it's merely a biographical retrospective somethingorother. But a FLASHY one it will be, no doubt.
OH yeah, i been seeing this in between my Golden Girls fests. forgot to tell you guys ! it doesnt look that bad actually; ima watch it. but everytime i see it on TV i cant help but see Kath smilin away with those beads swinging about.
love that shirley. look at what she says about 'the apartment' toward the end ... one of the best movies ever made. imho.
Yes! Billy Wilder is one of my favorite directors, so I fully understand your soft spot for The Apartment. 'Twas the first of the seriocomedies [well, it finally pegged the genre] ; later to be named the dramedy. Love love looooove.
And there is a place in my heart reserved for Shirley as well. GIVE MY DAUGHTER THE SHOT!
HAH!!! I definitely could have dug some Mac Mamma singing "and god bless the eagle on the top of peaks pike!" le hehe. But seriously her career=way greater than her whoring around...chanel that is not mac mamma
"I find a woman's point of view much grander and finer than a man's."
I just saw this movie last week and I found it pretty good indeed! It is fasinating, the acting was good and the costumes were great! The brother of a teacher I had last year made them, they began 2 years ago I think. I like this movie and the two Coco! NOt to talk about the real Coco...a GREAT LADY! period.
Constable, she's making all this up from motion pictures she's seen!
There are in fact 3 (maybe 4) films in the works about Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel (2008) with Shirley MacLaine (completed)
Coco avant Chanel (shooting started in Sept. in France) with Audreay Tautoo (Amelie)
The Secret Story of Chanel and Stravinsky with Anna Mouglalis
Coco & Igor if not the same as TSSoCaS
But somehow - am more looking forward to this film Coco avant Chanel covering her early life - with Audrey Tautou as CC. The film focuses on the years of the great seamstress: how a young woman of very modest, self-taught, but with a personality out of the ordinary, becomes a symbol of success and freedom, which invented the modern woman after Incarnate. The film is based on the biography L’irrégulière / The world of Coco Chanel / Chanel and Her World by Edmond Charles-Roux.
The last Chanel bio on its way - Chanel et Stravinsky, l’Histoire Secrete / The Secret Story of Chanel and Stravinsky (Mads Mikkelsen as Igor Stravinsky the Russian composer) which is set between 1913 to 1925 . Paris, 1913. Coco Chanel is loving the young and wealthy Boy Chapel, but is especially dedicated to his work. Igor Stravinsky repeats Le Sacre du Printemps. The revolutionary dissonances of the score composer reminiscent in many ways the work of radical creative. Coco went to the First du Sacre du Printemps dressed with a bright white robe as opposed to evening dress of the bleak Parisian bourgeoisie. Too modern and unconventional, music and ballet are conspués a room beside the riot. Igor est inconsolable. Igor is inconsolable. Seven years later, Coco, despite its success, is devastated by the disappearance of Boy, who died in a car accident. Igor, following the Russian Revolution is now a refugee in Paris, ruined. Diaghilev The Russian ballet impresario organize their meeting. They are fascinated by one another. Coco Igor offers to host in his new villa in Garches. The composer settled there in early summer, accompanied by his wife Catherine (with TB), their four children and a menagerie of birds.
It might be interesting to know: Audrey Tautou is also the new face for Chanel No. 5. and Anna Mouglalis is a muse to Karl Lagerfeld - he still designs for Chanel and for both women in their films.
Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5