Here is a link to a cool review of The Long Haul. Here is an article about an event of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the California Film Institute where they showed rare footage from Hollywood home movies from private collections of Hollywood stars and directors including Victor! Great articles! Thank you so much to Victoria for the information!


Check out this great interview with author Stephen Michael Shearer about his book Patricia Neal - An Unquiet Life! Patricia particularly enjoyed working with Victor on Something For The Birds. He was her favorite. It was a fascinating interview and talks about Victor and Patricia working on Something For The Birds and much more! Make sure to check it out! Thank you so much to Victoria for the link!

Check out this great article on the movie called 44 Inch Chest! It has a long scene that quotes Samson and Delilah in a clever way and shows Victor and Hedy's performance in the movie. Thank you so much to Victoria for the link!

"Right. But they also thirst for revenge. One friend demands a kind of Biblical wrath in response to the infidelity. A sin’s been committed and it must be punished, in an Old Testament sort of way. There’s even a long section cleverly quoting Cecil B. DeMille’s film “Samson and Delilah,” and both films come to the same conclusion. "It's all because of a woman!"

Make sure to check out these great articles! Here is a wonderful quote about Victor. "In the queue I met a woman who had travelled more than 500 miles to be here. The TCM channel is a constant in her life, a safe haven from reality TV and 24-hour rolling news … a place where Bette Davis and Victor Mature are bigger than Simon Cowell will ever be." Check out the funny story: "Victor Mature With No Clothes on" ?! Check out Sylvia Durando who was a celebrity guest at the Lone Pine Film Festival in 2014. She worked on The Big Circus with Victor. Here is a review of the wonderful book The Films Of Victor Mature: Thank you so much to Victoria for the info!


Check out the band The Victor Mature Substation! - with band member names like "... Schloop Johnny Howe Mature, the ecstatic guitar interplay of Omar Mature Jr. and Hacksaw, and Tony Powell's frankly lascivious bass lines."

Thanks so much to Victoria for the link!…!/music/artist.aspx?name=The-Victor-Mature-Substation


Here is a fantastic blog posting from Laura's Miscellaneous Musings about the TCM Classic Film Festival Schedule with My Darling Clementine as one of her 2015 Top Picks! My Darling Clementine (1946) is among the London Film Festival's “Treasures” screenings from October 2014. Check it out!

Love this comment about Victor's Timbuktu!

Make sure to check out all of these great articles! Thank you so much to Victoria for the links!
Here is a great article about Patricia Morison who will turn 100 on March 19th! She was the original Lily/Kate in Kiss Me Kate and was Victor's Italian wife in Kiss Of Death. You can also attend this wonderful event for her: on March 15th - A Conversation With Patricia Morison 100th Birthday Celebration. Love all of her stories! What an amazing career! Thank you so much to Victoria for the information!


Hosted by: Lynne Kirste, Special Collections Curator, Academy Film Archive
& Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director, Preservation and Foundation Programs

Live Piano Accompaniment by Michael Mortilla

Join us for an entertaining evening of rare footage culled by the Academy Film Archive from the private collections of Hollywood stars and directors. The home movie craze across America extended to Hollywood professionals, who captured not only their families and friends, but behind-the-scenes activities on their sets as well.

The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of such films and will present a selection of excerpts, including footage of Constance Bennett, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, Betty Grable, Celeste Holm, Vivien Leigh, Jerry Lewis, Victor Mature, Steve McQueen, Esther Ralston and Loretta Young. Kirste will also introduce footage from a Hollywood costume party featuring Marion Davies, Bette Davis, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard, Harold Lloyd, Jack Oakie and many others. The program will also include rare behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Gone with the Wind, as well as clips of the 1967 San Francisco Peace March.

Because home movies are silent by definition, Los Angeles-based musician Michael Mortilla will improvise piano accompaniment. (Please note that this program is entirely different from our Hollywood Home Movies show presented in December 2013.) Approximately 2 hours.

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