found this picture. I've never seen this wonderful picture before. It says:
Elizabeth Taylor, Victor Mature, Michael Wilding - Morocco, 1955 http://timelessmegastar.tumblr.com/post/115770105517/elizabeth-taylor-victor-mature-michael-wilding
George Clooney says that Baird Whitlock in Hail, Caesar! was inspired by Victor Mature. Here are 3 different quotes and links to 3 articles! Cool! :-) "Hail, Caesar! sort of satisfies Clooneys fantasy of being in a sword and sandals epic, because, as he would jokingly explain, he would get to wear a leathered skirt. But then he got a little bit more serious. When you go back and look at those films, its hard to not crack a smile through them. I really fell in love with, having watched all them for a long time, I really feel in love with those Victor Matures version of all of those kinds of films. His hair is dyed black. Hes been wonderful in all of those kinds of films. I actually am a fan. It did feel like he got cinched up into those outfits. Hes got that sort of thick Bronx accent like Harvey Keitel in Last Temptation of Christ or Tony Curtis in Spartacus. I just loved the idea of this guy who says Lets go do another one of these. I thought itd be a fun thing to do. But the truth is its not as much about this particular role as it is I dont know an actor the Coen Brothers can come to and say Hey I got a movie for you to be in, and people say no." http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2016/02/02/hail-caesar-george-clooney-josh-brolin-channing-tatum-jonah-hill --- "CLOONEY: The fantasy was to wear the leather skirt. That was my fantasy. When you go back and look at those films, its hard not to crack a smile through them. They take it very seriously. Having watched all those movies for a long period of time, I really fell in love with Victor Matures version of all of those kinds of films. His hair was always dyed black. And hes been wonderful in films. Im actually a huge fan of Victor Mature. But it did feel like hed get cinched up into his outfit and have that fake Bronx accent, like Harvey Keitel in The Last Temptation of Christ when he was like, Jesus, how could you forsake me?!, or like Tony Curtis in Spartacus. I just love the idea of this guy who was like, All right, lets go do another one of these. I thought it would be a very fun thing to do. But the truth is, its not as much about this particular role. I dont know of an actor that the Coen brothers would come to and say, Hey, Ive got a movie for you to be in, if you want to do it, that would say, No. Thats the truth." http://collider.com/channing-tatum-george-clooney-jonah-hill-hail-caesar-interview/ -- "In Hail, Caesar!, George plays Baird Whitlock, an actor shooting one of those swords and sandals epics popular in the 1950s. He said Baird was inspired by the late actor, Victor Mature, and his perpetually jet black hair, who was also from Kentucky like George. http://entertainment.inquirer.net/189295/george-clooney-opens-up-about-his-marriage-to-amal
XXXXXXXCheck out these interesting articles that talk about Victor! Thank you so much to Victoria for the information! -- The BFI Victor Mature page: http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b9f3d1041 -- Where to begin with the films of Vittorio De Sica that discusses After The Fox http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/fast-track-fandom-where-begin-films-vittorio-de-sica -- How I fell for the films of Robert Siodmak that discusses Cry of the City http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/how-i-fell-films-robert-siodmak -- 10 great New York noirs that discusses Kiss of Death and Cry of the City http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/lists/10-great-new-york-noirs -- How to get into... film noir master Robert Siodmak that discusses Cry of the City http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/how-get-film-noir-master-robert-siodmak -- Exciting news about Lady In The Dark: University of Minnesota: Weill and Brecht: A 21st Century Celebration -- This project was made possible with generous support from the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music -- https://music.umn.edu/weill-and-brecht-twenty-first-century-celebration
Production: Lady in the Dark
April 14-17, 2016 in the Ted Mann Concert Hall
A Musical Play by Moss Hart, Music by Kurt Weill, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
David Walsh, Director of Opera Theatre
Chad Hutchinson, Conductor
A full production on the stage of the Ted Mann Concert Hall presented by University Opera Theatre. Moss Harts wry, playful, intelligent book, Ira Gershwins wittily sophisticated lyrics and Kurt Weills hauntingly gossamer melodies ...the innovative 1941 Broadway hit is a multifaceted gem hails the San Francisco Chronicle. This production marks the premiere of Lady in the Darks critical edition, thoroughly researched and authorized by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.
$20/$5 U of M students and children. General admission.
Two for one tickets for U of M faculty, alumni, retirees, and staff.
612-624-2345 or tickets.umn.edu
Kurt Weills Lady in the Dark
A musical play by Moss Hart, music by Kurt Weill, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
David Walsh, director
Thursday, Apr 14 at 7:30 PM
Friday, Apr 15 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 16 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Apr 17 at 1:30 PM
"Moss Hart's wry, playful, intelligent book, Ira Gershwin's wittily sophisticated lyrics and Kurt Weill's hauntingly gossamer melodies ...the innovative 1941 Broadway hit is a multifaceted gem." San Francisco Chronicle
Spend Valentine's Day watching "Footlight Serenade"! https://www.facebook.com/events/763047497160837/
http://torontofilmsociety.org/series-and-seminars/fallwinterfilmbuffs/sunday-film-buffs/footlight-serenade-1942/ Through the Toronto Film Society. Double Feature with Dear Heart with Glenn Ford. Thanks so much to Victoria for the information!
February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016
1:30 pm To 12:00 am
Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema, Carlton Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
$15 includes two films
TFS presents a rare afternoon, double feature of romantic comedies. Screenings start 2 p.m. sharp and there is a 10 minute intermission between features.
FOOTLIGHT SERENADE (1942) (80 min.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
Starring: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, John Payne & Jane Wyman
A neat little backstage musical with a top cast. Cocky boxer Mature turns to Broadway in an attempt to woo Grable - who's secretly engaged to Payne!
DEAR HEART (1964) (114 min.)
Director: Delbert Mann
Starring: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page, & Angela Lansbury
Ford is errant-but-earnest Harry, dutifully engaged to small-town matron Phyllis (Lansbury). Page shines as Evie, an out-of-townner in New York for a convention who embarks upon a momentous journey, following her wistful heart where it's never gone before!
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Check out this cool World War II Coast Guard story in Liz Smith's column about Victor and Rita Hayworth before Vic started his service on USCGC Storis. Thank you so much to Victoria for the info! http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/guest-diary/2016/liz-smith-play-it-as-it-lays