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by karentprice (karentprice)
at June 17th, 2009 (03:30 pm)

Hi, folks!  I'm new to the Society, but not a new Leslie fan.  I would like to hang out with your happy group and hopefully, we'll post all kinds of cool stuff and have lovely conversations.  An active board!  Yea!

I saw GWTW in 1974 at the age of 10.  My friend couldn't understand why Scarlett was all into Ashley.  I sat there with my mouth open during his scenes -- his voice, his eyes, and, seriously, have any of you noticed how he touches his leading ladies?  Holy moly!
Anyway, when I sheepishly said that I got it, she responded with "you're so weird."

So, here I am 25 years later and still weird. 

I saw The Petrified Forest next, between 1977 and 1981.   I was a teen, annoyed with grabby and redneck boys, hating my life in poverty on a family farm in North Carolina.  When I saw the Petrified Forest, it was as if Leslie was telling me in this movie to go away from here and find myself.  I graduated high school and went to college away from home.  I became chairperson of the campus Films Committee and showed every Leslie movie I could get my hands on .

I had correspondence with his son Ronald for about five years.  He was very nice and his letters were a wonderful blessing (that made me go SQUEE!)

Anyway, more later.  Just wanted to say hello and I'm glad to be here!


Tilly Stratford [userpic]
A Free Soul online
by Tilly Stratford (tilly_stratford)
at February 6th, 2009 (04:52 pm)

Hey people! In case you haven't seen it, this is just a heads-up that the pre-code drama A Free Soul (1931) is currently available in its entirety on YouTube!

It stars Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore (who won the Oscar for Best Actor), Clark Gable, and of course Leslie Howard. In addition there's mobsters and gambling and sex.

It's in an okay quality, though the sound is out of sync some places.

First part (of nine) can be seen here.

Tilly Stratford [userpic]
Tights and swords
by Tilly Stratford (tilly_stratford)
at November 3rd, 2008 (06:01 pm)

Well as long as somebody's posting, right?

So I sometimes gets in one of my moods and do odd little pic spams of movies I've recently watched, and since Romeo and Juliet arrived in the mail last week this... thing was created today.

Follow the fake cut if you might be entertained. Be warned of immature and shallow humour, though.

( I kid because I love )

by fajita_mraz (fajita_mraz)
at October 3rd, 2008 (05:17 pm)

gwtw_stills is an icontest community dedicated to Gone With the Wind. We invite all graphic makers to join us for our current challenge. All fans of Gone With the Wind or its actors are invited to participate in our challenge voting.

Please delete if not allowed and apologies beforehand.

Tilly Stratford [userpic]
by Tilly Stratford (tilly_stratford)
at October 2nd, 2008 (04:10 pm)

So some time ago I tried making a small bunch of Leslie Howard icons and promptly forgot all about them, so now, a little belated, I finally present them:

- Pygmalion
- Of human bondage
- The scarlet pimpernel


( Follow the fake cut down the rabbit hole )

Tilly Stratford [userpic]
Introduction and a question
by Tilly Stratford (tilly_stratford)
at June 6th, 2008 (03:18 pm)

Hi everybody, just thought I'd introduce myself. I was pleasantly surprised this place existed and had to join as my love for Mister Howard only seems to grow with each movie I see him in.

A quick question: Any tips on which edition of The scarlet pimpernel has the best picture and sound quality? Some time ago I bought the Madacy Entertainment edition (this one) and felt really let down because of the blurry visual and crackling, noisy audio.

I know there are clearer editions out there because I first saw a Norwegian edition that isn't comercially available these days.

Here, have a visual comparisonCollapse )

Thank you and keep on rocking.

miss multiple personality [userpic]
Pygmalion vid!
by miss multiple personality (aka_centimetre2)
at May 5th, 2008 (06:52 pm)

current mood: accomplished

Hey everyone - sorry to double post! I've finished the Pygmalion fanvid. It's a bit scattered compared to some of my other work, but I hope you enjoy it! (Mods, if you'd like me to put it under a cut just holler!)

miss multiple personality [userpic]
by miss multiple personality (aka_centimetre2)
at April 26th, 2008 (03:58 pm)

current location: home sweet home
current mood: hopeful
current song: piano duet by danny elfman

Hi! I'm new around here and to Leslie Howard, just thought I'd introduce myself...

I'm a relatively new fan, so I haven't seen very many of his films, though I'm working on it. So far I've seen Pygmalion (sheer brilliance), The Scarlet Pimpernel (wonderful tension despite the lack of action), Gone With The Wind (I ended up hating Scarlett with a fiery passion... I liked Ashley as much as anyone could, though it seemed obvious Leslie wasn't enjoying himself) and Of Human Bondage (okay, though Bette Davis didn't do as much for me as she seems to for everyone else). I hope to see The Petrified Forest soon and read his biography - the one by his son.

I'm working on a Pygmalion fanvid which should be ready within the next week or so (I'm "AKAtheCentimetre" on YouTube if anyone is interested in seeing my other vids), and then I'll start on a Scarlet Pimpernel one. Hope to talk some Howard soon with everyone!!!

(Totally in the 'sex on legs' camp, by the way. :D I do hope this comm isn't dead/dormant...I just got here!)

Mrs. Sam Jones [userpic]
Got any extra $$$$?
by Mrs. Sam Jones (bibliophile1887)
at August 9th, 2007 (08:14 am)

Taken from the inaugural post.

Hi to all from Repo Films (producing the documentary "Leslie Howard: A Quite Remarkable Life")

As was posted some months back we're working on an authoritive documentary on the life and career of this fascinating actor. Besides the interview with Leslie's daughter Doodie, and Leslie's wartime production assistant Norman Spencer, and a number of other planned interviews, we have access to a unique archive of home movies shot by Leslie himself, spanning 1927 to the war years which will make this something really special.

Since this is an independantly produced documentary with an expected premier in June 2008 (the 65th anniversary of Leslie's dissapearance) and we are currently seeking additional funding. We would welcome expressions of interest from fans who would like to make small contributions - you'll get a credit, a copy of the final production and regular updates on progress.

Tom Hamilton


Please email thomas.hamilton65@btinternet.com

Freya Lorelei [userpic]
Of interest: Romeo and Juliet on DVD.
by Freya Lorelei (freyalorelei)
at May 8th, 2007 (02:27 am)

current mood: calm

Found this from my friend abbagirl, who got it from a Kate Winslet fansite, Discover Kate. Bolded for emphasis.

"May 7, 2007

On August 14, Warner Home Video debuts a four title collection of William Shakespeare’s most famous screen adaptations. Leading the group will be the long-awaited DVD debut of Kenneth’s Branagh’s Hamlet 2-Disc Special Edition, the highly acclaimed full text version of Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy, featuring a magnificent all-star cast. The collection also includes three other famous translations, all making their DVD premieres — Max Reinhardt’s legendary 1935 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Othello, and the lavish M-G-M version of Romeo and Juliet starring Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer.

The Shakespeare Collection, with all films remastered to showcase their lush production values, includes new commentaries, vintage featurettes and more. The Collection will be available both as a five-disc set for $59.92 SRP, and as individual titles. The Hamlet 2-Disc Special Edition DVD is $26.99 SRP and the other titles are available for $19.97 SRP each.

Source: Warner Home Video"