Screen Junkies » howard hughes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:16:30 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 9 Famous Lost Films That Have Been Rediscovered http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-famous-lost-films-that-have-been-rediscovered/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-famous-lost-films-that-have-been-rediscovered/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:08:57 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223399 In honor of the rediscovery of Alfred Hitchcock's 1924 film, 'The White Shadow'.

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Ninety-eight years after its release, a lost film on which Alfred Hitchcock served as assistant director has been rediscovered in a New Zealand archive. The 30-minute fragment for The White Shadow, is now the legendary director’s earliest credited feature. According to David Sterritt, Hitchcock researcher and chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, the find represents a “missing link” in director’s early career.

While the find is making headlines, it is far from unique. Throughout the years, numerous supposedly lost films have been rediscovered. Here are nine famous examples.

Cléopâtre – (1899)

Considered one of the earliest horror films of all time, Georges Méliès’ Cléopâtre told the story of the reanimated mummified corpse of the ancient Egyptian queen. Although it was thought lost for decades, a print was found in 2005.

It goes without saying that the picture above is not directly related to the film.

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R.I.P. Jane Russell http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-jane-russell/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-jane-russell/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2011 02:42:58 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30797 Russell is best known as Marilyn Monroe's pal-around gal in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', but she was no second banana in the boob department: my favorite of the departments.

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Back in the 1940s, an actress could get into a lot of trouble for showing a bit too much clevage. That’s what happened to super popular sex symbol Jane Russell (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) in her debut movie The Outlaws, directed by urine-connoisseur Howard Hughes. The film was completed in 1941, but finally shown in wide release in 1946 after dealing with censors. Somehow, I don’t think that would have been a problem today, with Katy Perry shaking her big cans in Elmo‘s furry face on “Sesame Street.”

Russell is best known as Marilyn Monroe‘s pal-around gal in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, but she was no second banana in the boob department: my favorite of the departments. Bob Hope once said that “Culture is the ability to describe Jane Russell without moving your hands” and referred to her as “the two and only Jane Russell.” When your breasts can best be described in “zing” form, you’re probably doing okay.

Russell died at 89 in her Santa Monica home. (Cinematical)

She was big fan of haystacks.

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