Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Birthday, Kim Novak!

Happiest birthday wishes to the lovely Kim Novak.

Kim Novak was born in Chicago on February 13, 1933.

By all accounts Kim Novak is a lovely person inside and out. Wishing her every good wish on her birthday!

Novak films reviewed here: PUSHOVER (1954), 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (1955), BELL BOOK AND CANDLE (1958), and VERTIGO (1958).

Related post: TCM Star of the Month: Kim Novak (September 2013).


Blogger Walter S. said...

Laura, I agree with everything you say here about one of my favorite actresses. The first time I remember seeing Kim Novak was in the astonishing VERTIGO(filmed 1957, released 1958) on the NBC SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES November 13, 1965. I was mesmerized with my eyes transfixed on the old black and white RCA Victor tv screen.


3:12 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thank you for sharing in wishing Kim Novak a happy birthday, Walter! What a marvelous memory of seeing her for the first time in VERTIGO. It must have been even more remarkable when you later saw it in color!

Best wishes,

10:53 AM  
Blogger Walter S. said...

Laura, I didn't see VERTIGO in color until I rented a pan-and-scan VHS tape in the mid 1980's and later, during the late 1990's, I bought the MCA/Universal VHS Home Video widescreen tape, which I still have. The cover is the eye-catching Saul Bass designed starring credits. I remember, at the time, thinking, "WOW!" finally getting to view the movie as intended.

In 1983 I recall reading about the Universal Pictures re-release of VERTIGO to movie theaters. Also, viewing a segment about this on the old ENTERTAIMENT TONIGHT news show. I thought that it would really be something to see the movie on the big screen. Of course, I wasn't able to, but hopefully I will someday.

3:48 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Walter, I loved hearing your viewing history of VERTIGO. We only parted ways with our VHS copy of VERTIGO recently!

I feel fortunate that my first viewing of VERTIGO, close to ten years ago, was a 70mm print at the Egyptian Theatre. I brought a couple of my kids along, and I know my blogging friend Deb (Sidewalk Crossings) was there too. Good memories!

Best wishes,

10:23 PM  

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