Greta Garbo mood: Sometimes I get down, sad and just want to be alone. This is what I call my “Greta Garbo mood.” Garbo’s character Grusinskaya in “Grand Hotel” (1932) says, “I want to be left alone. I think I have never felt so tired in my life.” I sometimes get in this same mood the reclusive ballerina in the movie does . I want to just run away lock myself in my room and be alone. Garbo has this same attitude in her personal life. Not many people were able to get close to the very private Garbo, and those who did had to tread lightly.
Doris Day mood: Don’t think that I am always angry or down in the dumps. Sometimes I feel very sunny and happy, so much that I sing while I clean my room or shower. This is what I call my sunny, girl next door “Doris Day mood.” Sometimes if I am a particularly good mood, I wish I had a ukulele and could skip around campus like Doris Day does in “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies.” Doris Day almost personified happiness and joy just with her stage name, roles and bright, cheery songs. Though her personal life may not have been so happy, her films put a smile on movie-goers faces.
Bette Davis/Joan Crawford mood: We can all get in vindictive, revenge seeking moods. This is what I call the “Bette Davis or Joan Crawford mood.” Both of these ladies have bad off-screen reputations (which I think is poppy cock, but I’ll discuss that in another post). I’m referring to the on- screen personas of Crawford and Davis. Who can forget Bette Davis walking down the stairs and shooting her lover at the beginning of “The Letter“? Remember when Joan Crawford as Crystal Allen gets the last juicy word in “The Women“? When I’m angry about something, I just imagine what Bette or Joan would do to someone and take on their same attitude.
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