Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

As some of you might know... *ahem* ...I am highly in love with Vincent Price..

I adore Edgar Allan Poe

and I am a fan of Tim Burton.

What could be better than a short film by Tim Burton (who is/was a fan and friend of Mr. Price)

- narrated by the master of macabre, Vincent Price, himself

and containing a quote from Poe's THE RAVEN?

Have a wonderful Halloween!!

Yours (very well and) truly


It could happen to you...

This is my last post for this series - sadly I have to say that there are enough names on my list Monty and I haven't post yet that could fill at least another month of breast cancer awareness.

I want to say:

Thank you, Monty for helping me out on this series.

All my love to those of you who are affected by this disease - whether because you are diagnosed with breast cancer or love/like/know some one who is affected.

Irene Palfy

* September 11

Not diagnosed with Breast Cancer

- yet?

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Nothing but the awful truth - Halloween special

As you all might know (not so much if you're living in Germany where shops are telling you to buy your Christmas stuff since September..) tomorrow is Halloween..

Sol I asked Monty to recommend some Horror films to watch – here are his picks:

1. To watch with the whole family

I would say for the whole family to watch which would mean light on the blood and gore I say go with The Innocents or The Others…both are really good and effective with any blood.

2. To watch with “the boys”

To watch with the boys go with something like 30 Days of Night which feature lots of violent ways to take out a vampire..maybe to intense for the ladies.

3. To watch on a date

For a date how about the classics like Jaws or Psycho

4. To watch alone

To watch alone, I would choose Alien because it is very effective in getting the hair on the back of your neck aroused and the fewer people the better.

5. To never watch in the dark

Salem’s Lot (79 version) by far is one of the creepiest movies ever. Watch with the lights on if not you will have some nightmares. Trust me.

6. To watch only in the dark

Silence of the lambs to enhance it even better.

7. To watch because of an actor/actress

ooooohhhh, go with Kathy Bates in Misery or Dolores Claiborne..terrific performances in both films

~ Irene adores Kathy Bates.. she is just marvellous! ~

8. To watch because of the topic

for some of the classic monster movies: go with any of the Universal classics such as Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein.
Or the big horror ones such as The Exocist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Omen, Rosemary’s Baby, etc.

9. To avoid

BloodRayne, Jason X, Ultraviolet, Jaws 4, The Excorcist 2, are just some of the ones to avoid.

Thank you, Monty. I hope that our readers now have caught some ideas what to watch this Halloween. Is there any film you’ll watch every Halloween? Kind of “Hawe’s Halloween Classics”..?

I usually watch Psycho every Halloween or some Hitchcock film.

As far as a more modern film, The Descent is one of my favorites, that I watch around this time every year.

I see.. At Palfy’s every year I MARRIED A WITCH (1942) and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (1944) are shown – as are THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) or CORPSE BRIDE (2005) - and there is of course the Palfy ADDAMS FAMILY marathon (the original TV show of course..).. All of them no "real" horror films – but they are really nice to watch. But let’s go on with the interview:

What makes a Horror film really creepy for you? What scares you the most?

I love it when something jumps out of nowhere or from the shadows to give a scare. Sometimes not seeing something is more scary than actually seeing it.

Oh, I completely agree with that, Monty..

Is there anything you are afraid to watch? One film you don’t want to watch because you think it might be too scary? Or one you were afraid to watch? Maybe one which later was quite lame?

I don’t think there is one..well I haven’t came across one yet.

The Excorcist still gives me the creeps but I will watch it. Sometimes with the lights on though. When I was a kid, it used to the first Alien film. Scared the crap out of me. It’s a great film, I just don’t get scared when I watch it now.

I see. Thank you again, Monty, for your answers.

A happy Halloween to everyone!!

~ Here is Steven Spielberg with Bruce, the mechanic shark during the filming of JAWS.. - also one of Irene's favourites "Horror" films.. ~

Thank you very much for listening


It could happen to you..

Greta Garbo

September 18, 1905 - April 15, 1990 (died of pneumonia)

Was successful treated for breast cancer in 1984

100 years..

Happy Birthday to another of my alltime favourite actresses!

The wonderful Ruth Hussey!!

* 1911

~ Looks like she can't believe it herself.. but it's really 100 years.. ~

~ .. but still vivid in our memories.. ~

~ .. and gorgeous to look at.. ~

~ and a good sport, too.. ~

A lovely Sunday to all of you!



Saturday, 29 October 2011

It could happen to you...

Kim Novak

* February 13, 1933

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in October 2010.

Another day filled with birthdays...

... and I am just presenting some of those I love most..

Geraldine Brooks

* 1925

Fanny Brice


Akim Tamiroff


Margaret Sheridan


Hope Emerson


Richard Dreyfuss


Winona Ryder


Gabrielle Union


Happy Birthday to them all!



Friday, 28 October 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

It's again a birthday of one of my all-time favourite actresses - eeeever!!

Elsa Lanchester!!

See: Her husband Charles Laughton is hugging my favourite birthday girl!

Have a great day!


It could happen to you..

Jean Simmons

January 31, 1929 - January 22, 2010

Passed away from lung cancer

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Completely having kittens.. ..with some Birthday children and such..

** This week the Cat Thursday is dedicated to Libby the cat of Diane @ BIBLIOPHILE BY THE SEA - who passed away some weeks ago. All my love to you, Diane! **

This is part of a meme hosted by Michelle @ THE TRUE BOOK ADDICT.

Some of my favourites are today's birthday children!

Happy Birthday to them all!!

And somehow you can relate them to cats..

~ ahem... ~

Like the lovely Ruby Dee

- who played in CATPEOPLE (1982)

or Teresa Wright

- who had a part in TRACK OF THE CAT (1954)

or my beloved Jack Carson

- who appeared in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958)

well.. a lot of kitty films out there, hm?

- but we have one birthday boy, who actually is posing with a cat:

John Cleese:

Thank you, Mr. Cleese!

What? The others had TWO pictures? That's not fair?


Anything to please you:

Oh.. and since Halloween is soo near - all my love to all fraidy-cats and -kitten out there!

Looks like this cat is less afraid than Judy Garland..

Have a great day - and a spooky Halloween!

Yours (very well and) truly


It could happen to you...

Cynthia Nixon

* April 9, 1966

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.

After winning against the disease she has became a breast cancer activist.

Yay for Cynthia!!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Some puppy love.. ..with Audrey Hepburn

Seems like today's guest enjoys the attention of Audrey Hepburn a lot..

Don't you just love this picture?

Have a great day - and please give the ones you love a nice massage..

Yours (very well and) truly