40's-movies

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Kiss Them For Me (1957)

Starring: Cary Grant and Jayne Mansfield

‘Kiss Them For Me’ was an adaptation of the 1945 Broadway play of the same name. Although having the opportunity to act in a starring role beside the reputed comedy actor Cary Grant, and $1,800,000 in box office. It was not a good choice for Jayne Mansfield. She accepted the role because the studio (20th Century Fox), promised that if she had made this film, they would give her the role of Jean Harlow in a biographical film. Unfortunately, the studio lied to her, saying that “she wouldn’t be capable to represent the dramatic side of Jean Harlow’s life”. Later, Jayne remarked: “I received tons of letters saying that i would be perfect for the role of Jean Harlow”. Sadly, the studios at the time were disrespectful to a lot of their stars. In the case of Jayne, they only paid her a basic salary, left her with only a few choices of roles - although that Jayne was a box office star that gave to them a lot of money on the peak of her career, she was extremely professional, always knew her lines, Jayne was never late and understood the background of the scene - As director of ‘The Burglar’, Paul Wendkos said: “In Jayne, there was not a manifestation of a dumb blonde”

Bug (2006)

You have a center right? A place inside of you that’s just you, that hasn’t been spoiled… And I think it’s really important to try and keep that space sacred. In some sense, on some level, but… sex or relationships cloud that space… or, they cloud me I guess, they make it difficult to be just me and not have to worry about… being somebody else. I sound like a big asshole, don’t I?