Wednesday, December 09, 2009

That Siren Behind the Curtain

Via Lou Lumenick's blog, I can now inform my patient readers that as part of the promotion of the Shadows of Russia series on Turner Classic Movies, there will be a showing of the very rare, very weird Mission to Moscow at the Rose Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. After the screening, I will be appearing as part of a panel discussion with Lou, who is the chief New York Post film critic and series co-creator, as well as film writer Ed Hulse and (the Siren can't better Lou's description) "sardonic film expert and Girlfriend Experience star," and Siren pal, Glenn Kenny.

So if you have yearned to see the Siren in person, here's your chance. If Brooklyn is too far a commute you can also just bop over to Lou's place, where a picture of me taken by a Post photographer adorns the announcement. Adorns, hell--the picture is huge. If you look closely you can spot Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint trying to scale down it.

And if that isn't enough, Lou and I will also be making a brief TV appearance on the January edition of TCM's "Now Playing: The Show,'' at 5 a.m. the evening of Dec. 17/morning of Dec. 18. It will be repeated on Dec. 21 (6 a.m.), Dec. 23/24 (5:30 a.m.), Dec. 27/28 (5:30 a.m.), Dec. 29/30 (5 a.m.), Jan. 2/3 (5:15 a.m.) and Jan 4 (2 p.m.)

45 comments:

X. Trapnel said...

Joan Fontaine eyes! Roger O. might just let Eve drop.

Yojimboen said...

No surprises here.
As drop-dead gorgeous as expected.

Vanwall said...

I'll click my heels and bow over your hand, "Enchanté!"

Looking forward to the whole Studio Russki Film shebang. Wish I was closer, it would be fun to be at the Rose. Good job - and gladda meetcha, Red!

Lou Lumenick said...

Like I promised previously, a cross between Andrea Leeds and Ann Dvorak.

Charles Noland said...

I always knew you'd make it big...

Greg said...
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Trish said...

What a terrific photo, perched as you are on what looks like a Harry Bertoia chair...

Wish I could come...

Robert said...

Watch you on TV or fly to NY?

I am conflicted.

Trish said...

Is that Jane Greer on the banner? Ms Greer is the biggest badass of all femme fatales. Love the way she dispatched Kirk Douglas.

The Siren said...

Yep, that's Jane!

Flickhead said...

Jeez, doll: you're hot. Brooklyn, huh? Hmmm...

The Siren said...

Flickhead, you could totally road-trip that one if weather cooperates. :D

Greg said...

Speaking of Kirk Douglas (earlier up the thread) it's his birthday today. He's 93!

The Siren said...

Happy birthday to Mr. Douglas! 93, wow...he must have drunk the same water as the sisters Joan & Olivia. Not to mention dear Luise Rainer.

X. Trapnel said...

Not to mention chere Danielle

Trish said...

Happy birthday, Kirk Douglas. It's probably correct to mention "Paths of Glory" when talking about his career, but hell, he was a mere actor in that one. In "Out of the Past" and "The Bad and the Beautiful" and "Champion" -- and quite a few others from that period, he was a genuine Movie Star. Loved the way he threatened Jane Greer. :D

Peter Nellhaus said...

As I don't have cable, I'm hoping someone burns a DVD or gets your appearance on Youtube or something so I can watch you dazzle the TCM audience.

That Little Round-Headed Boy said...

You look mahvelous, too mahvelous for words! I couldn't be more thrilled for you!

Entropy's Bitch said...

You're FAMOUS! And beautiful.

Noel Vera said...

Ann Dvorak! Good one.

VP81955 said...

Congrats on the TCM gig. Can your appearance also be found on their Web site?

Oh, and tell Jane I'd be delighted to buy her those nylons.

Karen said...

COngratulations, Siren--you have now succeeded in making me regret my intensely-anticipated January trip to Thailand.

Sigh.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to your TCM debut. Wish I could be at the Academy of Music, but not this time. Remember, you're going out there a youngster, but you've got to come back a star. Break a leg.

Exiled in NJ said...

"and Sawyer, you're going out a youngster but you've got to come back a star!"

TCM was warming us up the other day with Capra's "Battle of Russia."

Dan Callahan said...

I don't see Ann Dvorak; Andrea Leeds, yes.

But I do definitely see Deborah Kerr in her Michael Powell period.

Can't wait to see you on TCM!

GJK said...

Not including any actual Soviet films(unless I missed one on the list...), was that by design or archives at TCM just don't have any?

Trish said...

Is there a bit of Anna Lee in Siren's cheekbones?

Bob Westal said...

You oughtta be in pictures.

hamletta said...

GJK, if you read the notes on the series over at TCM, it's by design. It's to look at American portrayal of Russians.

Yojimboen said...

The list so far:

(For my money they all could have been separated at birth.)

Siren

Joan Fontaine

Anna Lee

Andrea Leeds

Ann Dvorak

Deborah Kerr

Danielle Darrieux

Vanwall said...

I mentioned Piper Laurie, elsewhere.

Yojimboen said...

Mea Culpa, M VW!

And here is the lovely Piper.

Operator_99 said...

DVR at the ready. Looking forward to this first of what will be no doubt many appearances. I will be able to say "I read her when..." Don't let the paparazzi get to you, just give'em that look in the photo and you will own them.

C. Parker said...

Cute as lace pants.

The Siren said...

Y'all are way, way too kind. And astigmatic. But the Siren loves you anyway.

Yojimboen said...

“Y’all?”
Well, jar my preserves! Your loyal brood throws a compliment or two atcha and up comes the fluttering fan and you go all Miss Scarlett on us?
Adorable!!

Tonio Kruger said...

Great picture, Siren. But now that your secret identity has been revealed, whatever will you do now?

The Siren said...

Tonio, I guess I will continue to blog and hope the riddle of the Siren wasn't the only thing that kept 'em coming here.

DavidEhrenstein said...

Caught a clip pf you on TCM last night, Siren. You looked FABULOUS!

cgeye said...

Mercy, I read this post earlier this month and still SCREAMED when I saw you reprazent the Internets. I'll recall what I said then: AWESOME.

And doubleplusgood that you worked that Scarlet Empress that there film into the sched. It wouldn't be Very Late Xmas without Miss Dietrich working the feathers and changing the direction of the candle flames with her exquisite nostrils....

Word verif: prushen. An affectionate soldier of the Reich, or a danish.

2nd word verif: noutv -- for the Siren's TCM fest, HELLS NO on that....

The Siren said...

Cgeye and David, thanks so much - been a hard week and you both cheered me immensely.

cgeye said...

It's been a hard year. If it weren't for TCM (and wise commentators such as exist here), it would have been harder.

VP81955 said...

You are an inspiration to all classic film bloggers. In fact, I just gave you and the series a plug:

http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/270070.html

The Siren said...

V., thanks SO MUCH. I saw it today and was tickled to death. Really interesting stuff about Russia, too.

I have been meaning to ask if you saw this, by one of my favorite bloggers. Sheila writes some wonderful, very perceptive things about Lombard here:

http://www.sheilaomalley.com/archives/011552.html

VP81955 said...

Just came across Sheila's review of "Nothing Sacred," which indeed has some of the most perceptive writing on Lombard I've seen. Thanks for alerting me to it, as well as the nice things you wrote about "Carole & Co." (a favor I returned, without asking, in my entry today).