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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Be My Guest - Irene: Question #11 and #12

11. What stars, besides your favorites would you have love to meet in person?

Irene: Though I like so many classic ladies and gentlemen that much, I don’t think that I want to meet them.
You see.. it’s the imagination that makes them perfect. A meeting in person would destroy the illusion.

Like an impressionistic painting: Don’t come too close! All what is left from the beauty will be some colored dots..

I like my stars larger than life.

Monty: well that's very well said Irene.

12. And finally, if you could be one movie character, who would it be and why?

Irene: I don’t think that I want to replace any character – But I dream of being one small extra character in each and every film!:

An additional woman in THE WOMEN (1939)
Monty: I could see you in The wisecracks with Roz and Paulette.
Irene: or Eve Arden’s ~ I adore Eve Arden ~ little sister in MILDRED PIERCE (1945)

or an aspiring but clumsy journalist in HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) who is following Rosalind Russell’s character where ever she goes and makes her mad.. (I can see Roz stumble upon me - I think that scene has to end with me on the floor trying to collect the fluttering sheets of a really massive script - while Ms. Russell runs out with a quip..)

Monty: Oh so you want to follow Roz around? I bet that would make for an interesting day...
Irene: Oh - I have about 1,000 ideas!!

I am the classic best friend’s friend - and I’d love to get some witty lines though.. ;”)

Monty: I see..well  very cool indeed Ms. Palfy


Audrey said...

These were great answers, Irene. I can totally see you being a great screwball side-kick. :)

Desiree said...

omg omg I loved this one! haha!

I loved your answer to the first one, keeping the stars larger than life.... i guess it does destroy the illusion... very interesting!

And your second question, haha, omg, I loved that following Roz around like a puppy dog in His Girl Friday! Can I be your sidekick, too, just so I can be there?!

CharmedLassie said...

Being anybody sparring with Eve Arden's fantastic attitude would be amazing!

Patti said...

I think you're right, Irene. Meeting our favorite stars would ruin the illusion...we would come to see that they are just flawed and normal people. They wouldn't be anything special. Sort of like going to a 25 year class reunion and seeing that your old boyfriend isn't anywhere close to the good-looking guy he used to be. It would have been better to skip the reunion and keep the fantasy intact.

I have long thought I would LOVE to have had Kim Novak's role in have had that amazing dance with William Holden. Ah, be still my heart!! But who knows, he might have had bad breath and stepped on my toes!!

You are a wise woman, Irene.

Irene Palfy said...

Monty: Thank you for asking me and your nice comments!

Audrey: Thank you! And thank you much more for actually seeing me being a "great srewball-sidekick" - that's such a very nice thing to say! I just would love that!!

Desiree: Thank you - and I think it would be great to team up with you. Roz would be frantic- but couldn't help to love us, would she?! ;")

CharmedLassie: Oh, yes! Eve Arden is awesome. I love her..

Patti: Thank you for agreeing. uuuh.. that class reunion thing.. that's tough.. ;")

and: no, William Holden WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECT. And you know that!! Stop saying such awful things! ;") He would have made you feel.. uhm.. ok, what ever YOU like.. ;") (and a little bit more..)

and: thank you so much for calling me wise - that is a very nice of you. ;")

Dawn said...

Irene, It was fun getting to know you better. You would be great in the film, THE WOMEN (1939). I also could see you as, Eve Arden's little sister.

I would have loved to have been in the Esther Williams film, "On An Island With You".

Irene Palfy said...

Dawn, to be in a film with Esther Williams must have been wonderful.. I like her very much - plus: you would always have the chance to go swiming.. ;")

Irene Palfy said...

Oh - Dawn: Thank you very, very much!!! :")

Desiree said...

No, Irene.... she would have to love us... I mean, I think ti's pretty obvious we are charming characters anyway ;)

Irene Palfy said...

Oh so true, Desiree! We are lovely! :")


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