Miss Carousel

Howdy! My name is Haley and I reside in the Great State of Texas. I am an eclectic gal full of many interests and obsessions. I enjoy those old classic country tunes and underground country singer-songwriters. I could jazz it up at the Cocoanut Grove, tap my boots at the Grand Ole Opry, and waltz at the court of Versailles. I keenly keep up with politics and am thoroughly liberal. I am a history fanatic! If you think film history is just the beginning you’re in for a handful!

Fare-the-well,

Miss Carousel

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It Happened One Night (1934) dir. Frank Capra

It Happened One Night (1934) dir. Frank Capra

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Sidney Poitier and  Harry Belafonte chatting during the March on Washington. Photographed by Francis Miller. (1963)
Sidney Poitier and  Harry Belafonte chatting during the March on Washington. Photographed by Francis Miller. (1963)

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studiofiftyfour:

"The real reason that most people in most professions are not very good is very simple: It’s harder to be good. It takes a fight to always reach the highest standard, and it takes many fights to get everyone with whom you work to reach the highest standard. The vast majority of people all over the world are perfectly happy showing up, doing the least amount of work, and going home with a paycheck and the good will of their bosses. This, to me, is death. We all have a very limited amount of time to share our talent, and we all have a very limited amount of time when our energies support our efforts to husband our talents, so I do not understand this lazy approach to living. Everything we need is out there, but we have to go get it, use it, take care of it, share it, and most poor bastards are content to just muddle through, and this, sadly, is true of so-called artists on the stage and in film, and the bosses will inevitably reward the lazy, good-natured people who refuse to ruffle feathers or to raise the art." 
- Bette Davis in an interview with James Grissom 1984

studiofiftyfour:

"The real reason that most people in most professions are not very good is very simple: It’s harder to be good. It takes a fight to always reach the highest standard, and it takes many fights to get everyone with whom you work to reach the highest standard. The vast majority of people all over the world are perfectly happy showing up, doing the least amount of work, and going home with a paycheck and the good will of their bosses. This, to me, is death. We all have a very limited amount of time to share our talent, and we all have a very limited amount of time when our energies support our efforts to husband our talents, so I do not understand this lazy approach to living. Everything we need is out there, but we have to go get it, use it, take care of it, share it, and most poor bastards are content to just muddle through, and this, sadly, is true of so-called artists on the stage and in film, and the bosses will inevitably reward the lazy, good-natured people who refuse to ruffle feathers or to raise the art."

- Bette Davis in an interview with James Grissom 1984

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roxannelowit:

Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole sharing a tender moment. 

roxannelowit:

Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole sharing a tender moment. 

gq:

"I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony." - Peter O’Toole

gq:

"I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony." - Peter O’Toole