Edgar Bergen & an increasingly giggly Jimmy Stewart performing a radio sketch, c. 1940’s.
Jimmy Stewart in “The Stratton Story” (1949)
“He’s lived in the same house for 100 years, he’s stayed married to the same woman and he’s spent enormous amounts of time traveling with his kids - dedicated, exhausting traveling. He’s somebody who’s lived with the same principles all his life - they’re even part of his roles. I’ve never heard anybody say anything bad about him. He’s never been at the end of ugly gossip of any kind”
William Hayward, the son of Leland Hayward and Margaret Sullavan, about Jimmy Stewart
Imagine that you’re awkwardly sitting there at a formal dance when suddenly you see a hand extended towards you. ”May I have this dance?” they ask. You look up, and find that it’s your favorite character.
Imagine that favorite character then fucking you so hard that night that you don’t think you’ll be able to stand the next morning.
James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)
“I`d like people to remember me as someone who was good at his job and seemed to mean what he said.”
Happy 116th Birthday, Frank Capra
(May 18, 1897 - September 3, 1991)
“Maybe there really wasn’t an America, maybe it was only Frank Capra.”
- John Cassavetes
“When I see a crowd, I see a collection of free individuals: each a unique person; each a king or a queen; each a story that would fill a book; each an island of human dignity.”
“Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to film is more film. “
“Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can’t be on top all the time, it isn’t natural.” - Olivia de Havilland
Come Live With Me (1941)