Aug09

Hallie Frazer from San Francisco, CA

 

Aside from watch TCM, what do you do?

Actress/Director.

 

What’s your favorite movie snack?

Sometimes I eat breakfast or dinner with the movie, but often, just step inside that world and lose (or find) myself.

 

What’s your favorite part of TCM?

Classic movies.

 

What’s your favorite movie genre?

Drama.

 

Who’s your favorite actor or actress or filmmaker of all time? And why?

Ingrid Bergman. She is so in touch with herself, so passionate, and able to move fluidly, gracefully and truthfully through the changing demands of style, rhythm and text. She knows how to use her voice. She, the actress, is able to take herself to the peak of expression and yet leave a little part of herself apart, as a monitor, to keep herself sane and anchored to reality. She is a poet.

 

Who would you be thrilled to meet, and what would you say?

Robert Redford. I greatly admire the breadth of what he has done in life, not only for his personal fulfillment of self, career-wise, but what he has done for others. His documentary on the Bay Area of San Francisco is legendary. His creation of the Sundance Film Festival, his environmental lobbying and his work for Native Americans is invaluable and so generous. And his directing is wonderful. I would love to be directed by him.

 

What do you collect?

Vintage, period-style hats.

 

If you had to pick just one, what would be your favorite movie?

Hard to say... there are so many. It's an unfair question... but to draw from a hat: Fanny.

 

Thank you Hallie!  For being in our Member Spotlight, we're sending you TCM's new book Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History, which includes an excellent section on Ingrid Bergman.  And there are some terrific photos of hats, to boot.

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