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This Day in Julie-history: STAR! begins its first day of official shooting on Stage 14 at Twentieth Century Fox Studios.

On 12 April 1967, the world’s press was on hand to watch Julie Andrews go before the cameras for the start of principal filming on STAR!, the lavish screen musical based on the life of Gertrude Lawrence. Dressed as a Pearlie Queen, Julie shot preliminary scenes for the film’s “Piccadilly” music hall number under the guidance of director, Robert Wise.

Julie had already been hard at work on STAR! since February, rehearsing and pre-recording the film’s big musical sequences, and would continue till the close of principal photography in December (Browning, 2-6). It would be the most ambitious undertaking of her entire film career, requiring a total of 159 days in front of the cameras, with 20 days in New York at 27 different locations, 8 days in Southern France, and 17 days in London” (“98 Outfits,” 9-C).

“This is the most difficult film I’ve ever made,” gasped Julie in interview during production. “It’s like going into training. I must take care of myself or I’d be dead. I get up at 5:45a.m. every day, and sometimes I don’t get home till 8 at night” (Wilson, 11).

As part of proceedings for the first day shoot, Julie was joined for a special press photo call by director Robert Wise, associate producer Saul Chaplin and choreographer Michael Kidd. Much was made about this reunion of the dream team behind The Sound of Music. “Can they do it again?” asked one syndicated news article, claiming "If any picture is likely to match ‘The Sound of Music’ in public popularity it will be ‘Star!’” (”Will Julie,” 12).

Sadly, it was not to be the case and STAR! would prove a box office disappointment when it was released in 1968. Still, STAR! is a much cherished favourite of the Parallel Julieverse, so expect some big! exclamation point! celebrations! for the film’s 50th Golden Anniversary next year in 2018.

Sources:

“98 Outfits for Julie and 21 Songs.” The Sunday Press. 11 June 1967: 9-C.

Browning, Norma Lee. “Julie Finishes ‘Star’: Film on Life of Gertrude Lawrence.” Chicago Tribune. 25 December 1967: 2-6.

Champlin, Charles. “Stage Saga of Miss Lawrence Hitched to ‘Star’.” The Los Angeles Times. 3 March 1967: IV-1, 11.

Land, Kevin. “Recreating Four Decades of Modern History for STAR!” American Cinematographer. 50: 3 March 1969: 294-297.

“Will Julie Hit the Big Jackpot Again?” Press and Sun Bulletin. 6 May 1967: 12.

Wilson, Jane. “Thoroughly Wholesome Julie.” West: The Los Angeles Times  Magazine. 15 October 1967: 11-17.

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Welcome to my shame corner: Wanted to do an experiment and group up nearly all of the guys I’ve had crushes on or thought were cute. This is the result. Special :) 

Ali Michael in a Giamba silk organza and lace dress photographed by Andrew Yee for “How to Spend It” magazine, November 2016. Styled by Damian Foxe.

  • My instincts: I love so many 80's guys, but I can't go out with all of them. Like I love, Matt Dillon, Michael J. Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew Broderick, Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Corey Haim, Michael Schoeffling, Brandon Lee, Matt Damon, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio, C Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr, and and.....nevermind.
You Can Tell A Lot About Someone By How They Look at a Character

Whether they’ve loved them…

Loved with them…

Hated them…

Or hated with them…

(Still haven’t seen this film)

Whether they think they’re brilliant…

Or mindbogglingly stupid…

(Still really like this film though)

Whether they want to be them…

Relate to them…

Remind them of their faults…

Of their aspirations…

Or disgust them to their core…

Whether it’s their favorite couple…

Or favorite pair of friends…

Whether they cheer them on as they change over time…

Or are saddened by the change…

Whether they weep for their death…

Or wished they would get killed off in the next scene…

Whether they see a friend…

A crush…

A parent…

A teacher…

A bully…

Someone who you just want to help get through a hard time…

Or someone completely new…

Whether they laugh with them…

Or cry with them…

They might have spent too much time together…

Or not enough…

They could see them as badass heroes…

Or badass villains…

Whether they feel great fear…

Or great inspiration…

We all see the families we have found…

And the pain we’ve been through…

And the relief that we feel when we come out of it a better person…

Because that’s what a character is: a character is a part of our lives. Whether they become a part later on or represent something we’ve been/are going through, good characters mean something a little different to each and every one of us.

Summary of the Dylan O'Brien solo Panel at Alpha Con

Here’s a little summary of the solo Panel with Dylan O'Brien at Alpha Con! 

-> Change in outfit, today Dylan wears a green shirt and Khakis  

-> Dylan said in the M&G (before the Panel) that he does want a family later, but as for now, he is not ready to get pregnant. 

-> Dylan also said in the M&G that his role-models, when still a kid, where his Dad and Spiderman

-> “Why doesn’t Stiles want the Bite?”    Dylan: “He may not physically survive the bite and he takes pride in being the token Human.” 

-> Dylan wants Michael J. Fox and Andrew Garfield to gast-star on the show

-> His favorite characters from “The Maze Runner” is Minho - and Thomas obviously.

-> Dylan says there’s a “comfort level” between Minho and Thomas and that he loves Minho’s character a lot.

-> “Worst thing that happened to you on set?”    Dylan: “I get hurt a lot when I act. I get out of every scene bleeding." 

-> Dylan says Stiles let’s go of his feelings for Lydia in S4. And that Stiles became a lot stronger and matured and that we’ll get to see that in S4.

-> Someone asked Dylan what his parent’s would say if he had to admit to his parent’s what Stiles did, like his BFF being a werewolf. He said they would think he’s on drugs and send him silently to rehab.

-> The worst thing that happened to Stiles was turning bad last Season, but he solved that and came out of it stronger than before.

-> Dylan thinks Austria is very pretty and the people here are wonderful and sweet, he also loves how welcoming and polite everyone is - which isn’t always the case at home

-> Stiles’ is Dylan’s favorite Character he ever played (and probably always will be). He feels very drawn to Stiles’ character that’s why he didn’t audition for Scott (which he was sent for) but Stiles.

-> According to Dylan we’ll get "Happy Stiles” back. Dylan is very happy about that.

-> Dylan: “I wanna have a family. Be an actor. I want to direct. And I wanna play for the Mets. No joke." 

-> Dylan would love to see Stilinski family flashback scenes (like little Stiles at the hospital when Claudia died) and he’s discussing it with Jeff Davis a lot. 

-> He learned the basics of "Go” (the game Kira and her mom play during S3B) 

-> Dylan is nervous about the TMR movie. He said he’s really proud of the movie and that he poured himself (heart and soul) into it. he hopes everyone will like it! 

-> Dylan, as an actor, found it great to play Nogitsune!Stiles, but he is also glad to have “Normal” Stiles back

-> According to Dylan the Nogitsune chose Stiles because he’s such a “charming motherfucker” XD

-> Dylan wouldn’t do music publicly 

-> Teen Wolf will always be special for Dylan, “Everything I know about acting I learned on Teen Wolf. It’s my home base and I have made lifelong friends there." 

-> Dylan loves Europe and he’d love to travel it, not just for work. He think’s Europe is much more "welcoming and beautiful.” He would love to visit London and Paris, but he loves Italy too.

-> He would love to jam with one of his favorite Drummers

-> Dylan still feels embarrassed about his YouTube videos, he blushed even. “I know they’re still out there. Thanks for making me feel better about this." 

-> Q: "How did you become an actor?”      Dylan: “When I was 18 I graduated High School and a manager saw my video I put on YouTube as a child.”

-> Dylan about what would happen if Stiles would land in the Maze, “If Stiles came to the Maze everything would happen a lot faster. He comes in and say’s ‘Let’s get out of here.’ " 

-> Some tried to ask Dylan something about TMR (without spoiling anything) and Dylan didn’t understand the question - he cracked up laughing.

-> Dylan said, "The screen test for '50 Shades of Grey’ didn’t work out” about failed auditions.        (A JOKE ;) )

-> Dylan is the happiest when he’s around the people he loves and when he’s acting. “When I’m with my family, my girlfriend, my friends, with the people I love." 

-> Tyler Hoechlin is lurking in the back of the room while Dylan’s Panel.

-> Stiles and his dad are more like a Detective Duo rather than Father and Son. Dylan says they’re ”… at a good place with each other.“ 

-> Dylan said that Peter see’s potential as a werewolf in Stiles. But Peter won’t get Stiles on his team.

-> Dylan wanted to play Augustus Waters in "The fault in our stars” but he wasn’t available and it didn’t work out.

If I missed anything feel free to message us and let us know! The pictures belong to @Bellalinin

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Full Comic Con Panel for Fox International Channels

Andrew+his favorite Michael J. Fox shirt.

Dates photographed: April 16, 2012; June 17, 2013; June 12, 2014; May 23, 2015

“Teen Wolf is one of my favourite films of all time. If I’ve had a terrible day and am feeling down in the dumps, I can put on Teen Wolf and by the time he’s doing a handstand on the top of Stiles’ truck, I’m giddy and pretty much crying with joy.”