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« on: January 03, 2011, 08:17:47 PM »

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http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-anne-francis-20110103,0,2031697.story

She lives on, forever young, in Forbidden Planet and Honey West.  Sleep well and thank you Anne.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 11:29:23 PM »

And inexplicably, I watched most of FORBIDDEN PLANET on TCM last night, saying (since LESLIE NIELSEN had so recently died) ANNE FRANCIS is still with us!  "Honey West"...  Smile   Bluesad
She had the most hurtful, tragic, and shocking part in BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK.  And was good in a tough part - not likable but beautiful.
Good night, ANNE.

Please note it doesn't look like ANNE FRANCIS' IMDB page has yet been updated.   Bluesad
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 07:43:39 AM »

She's also great as one of the rare female leads in The Twilight Zone episode The After Hours.

And I second AHD's call-out for her role in BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK. She does a remarkable job with a difficult role, and despite myself I feel sort of bad for her.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 09:22:32 AM »

Please note it doesn't look like ANNE FRANCIS' IMDB page has yet been updated.

I noticed that: funny thing is, it was IMDB that put up the notice I saw on FB.   Question
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 10:41:08 AM »

Honey West was the American Emma Peel. I can't believe Anne Francis didn't get more acclaim.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 12:02:38 PM »

And inexplicably, I watched most of FORBIDDEN PLANET on TCM last night, saying (since LESLIE NIELSEN had so recently died) ANNE FRANCIS is still with us!  "Honey West"...  Smile   Bluesad

I had been watching Forbidden Planet, too, and thinking the same things.   Bluesad
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011, 03:33:06 PM »

So sorry to hear this. R.I.P. Anne Francis.  Bluesad

What a beauty Anne was.

Speaking of Leslie Neilsen, I spotted him as a leading man on TV the other night in Tammy and the Bachelor, a movie I find an irresistable guilty pleasure.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011, 09:09:05 PM »

She's also great as one of the rare female leads in The Twilight Zone episode The After Hours.
Great one!!  Forgot it!!  Reminds me of CARNIVAL OF SOULS and also the one that LOIS NETTLETON starred in...  

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2011, 03:20:26 AM »

She's also great as one of the rare female leads in The Twilight Zone episode The After Hours.


Great one!!  Forgot it!!  Reminds me of CARNIVAL OF SOULS and also the one that LOIS NETTLETON starred in...  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eJm7ioOrHE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yp3LZq3_zM&feature=related 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7rFFChg27M&feature=related


Oh man, great call on this one, AHD. It's one of my fave classic TZ eps. And like most of the originals, very thought provoking and more than a bit unsettling.  However, for all of that, you also felt like you wanted to embrace the unknown and roll with it to see where it winds up.  Not too many shows from today can hold that sort of attention with the viewer.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 12:57:00 AM »

She's also great as one of the rare female leads in The Twilight Zone episode The After Hours.
Great one!!  Forgot it!!  Reminds me of CARNIVAL OF SOULS and also the one that LOIS NETTLETON starred in...  
Oh man, great call on this one, AHD. It's one of my fave classic TZ eps. And like most of the originals, very thought provoking and more than a bit unsettling.  However, for all of that, you also felt like you wanted to embrace the unknown and roll with it to see where it winds up.  Not too many shows from today can hold that sort of attention with the viewer.
Well, it was Raffine that made the "great call" I just posted the vids as apparent on YouTube.   Wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 10:41:53 AM »

She's also great as one of the rare female leads in The Twilight Zone episode The After Hours.
Great one!!  Forgot it!!  Reminds me of CARNIVAL OF SOULS and also the one that LOIS NETTLETON starred in...  
Oh man, great call on this one, AHD. It's one of my fave classic TZ eps. And like most of the originals, very thought provoking and more than a bit unsettling.  However, for all of that, you also felt like you wanted to embrace the unknown and roll with it to see where it winds up.  Not too many shows from today can hold that sort of attention with the viewer.

Well, it was Raffine that made the "great call" I just posted the vids as apparent on YouTube.   Wink

True, Raffine made the great call, but it's always good to have a second referee back up the call,  Smile   But yeah, Anne Francis was a cutie.

It makes me think about something: We hear people say that "this age" and "that age" aren't really "that long ago" and that 75 or 80 isn't that old?

But most people don't realize that Forbidden Planet was almost 60 years ago, or that the bulk of the Three Stooges shorts are over 75 years old (from the mid 30's.)  Also, most of the actors were in their 20's or 30's when they starred in these movies.

I guess my point is that yes, a long time HAS passed, and that it's lucky for us that we still have (and had) some of these stars still among us to become the cult figures they became. 

To think that some people who starred in films from 6 or 7 decades ago are still with us is an amazing thing.



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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 11:16:44 AM »

Just the other day, I was watching the Columbo episode where Anne Francis was the victim, made around 1973. She was more mature by then, in about her early 40s.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 03:07:39 AM »

Just the other day, I was watching the Columbo episode where Anne Francis was the victim, made around 1973. She was more mature by then, in about her early 40s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIIZPtJR0x4
Yep, that's Leonard Nimoy hitting her with a tire iron.


Yeah, a lot of people don't realize how much time has gone by.  Take William Shatner, for instance...born in 1931 (if my memory banks are computing correctly) and that means he'll be 80 this year. That means he was nearly pushing 40 in the mid 60's..

For me, as an old 80's era headbanger, it's also hard to believe that some of the band I listened to have members who are pushing 50 ( or over.)  I guess time really does march on..

 
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 10:29:19 AM »

When I see Shatner today, I'm just amazed to think that this guy was a real, old-fashioned TV space hero. One of the last of his kind, really.
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 11:24:56 AM »

When I see Shatner today, I'm just amazed to think that this guy was a real, old-fashioned TV space hero. One of the last of his kind, really.

Very true, there aren't many left. With the passing of Jonathan Harris (Dr Smith from Lost In Space,) there aren't that man classic sci-fi villians left either.   

Or if there are, they'll never be of the caliber of character that Harris was able to muster. Making it even greater for Harris was that in a day and age when the studios dictated everything, he pretty much did what he wanted and got away with it. I think that's because the studios knew he could deliver, and boy did he ever!  BounceGiggle

Look how he was only supposed to be the "special guest star" for LIS's first episode, and how he would up stealing the whole cart of apples!
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Tam-Riel na nou Sancremath.
Dawn's Beauty is our shining home.

An varlais, nou bala, an kynd, nou latta.
The stars are our power, the sky is our light.

Malatu na nou karan.
Truth is our armor.

Malatu na bala
Truth is power.

Heca, Pellani! Agabaiyane Ehlnadaya!
Be gone, outsiders! I do not fear your mortal gods!

Auri-El na nou ata, ye A, Umaril, an Aran!
Aure-El is our father, and I, Umaril, the king!
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