CBS: CSI Las Vegas- Behind The Scenes: Willows in The Wind- Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows

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Source:TV– Marg Helgenberger’s last episode, on CSI Las Vegas

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“The CSI team says goodbye to Catherine Willows as she makes a life-changing decision, on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Wednesday, Jan. 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS! Watch full episodes of your favorite shows at CBS Entertainment

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Source:CBS– Hollywood Goddess Marg Helgenberger, talking about her time at CSI Las Vegas.

I’m glad that Elizabeth Shue, is on CSI Las Vegas now and has been for the last eight seasons now, but they lost a lot when both William Peterson left during the 2009 season and when Marg Helgenberger left three years later. It’s still a great show and I would hate to see either Elizabeth Shue or Ted Danson leave at this point, but it would nice to see all four together. Maybe Bill Peterson, gets appointed as Chief of Police or something and Marg gets his old job as the director of the crime lab. Liz Shue, comes in as her deputy. Maybe Ten Danson comes in as a big shot Las Vegas District Attorney and not just one of the prosecutors in that office, but the actual DA.

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Source:Rabbia Groxa– Marg Helgenberger’s last episode on CSI Las Vegas

Losing Bill Peterson and Marg and bringing in Ted Danson and Liz Shue, is like treading two great basketball players for two other great basketball players, where neither team gets nay additional value. It’s like trading one great center for another great center. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for Moses Malone, ( for any of you old school NBA fans that might still be alive today, or at least willing to admit that there was an NBA before 2000 ) if anything losing Marg Helgenberger on that show is a real loss, regardless of who you replace her with. Great to see Liz Shue on Las Vegas, I just think the show would be better with her as an addition, instead of replacing one great lead actress with another.

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Source:WENY– The original cast of CSI Las Vegas

The Catherine Willows character had this sort of shy and quiet disposition and yet she could be pretty witty and was was always tough and as Ted Danson said about her, “you knew she was a leader from her presence alone.” The Fin character, ( played by Elizabeth Shue ) is a very open, witty , always has a smile on her face character, who like Catherine ( played by Marg Helgenberger ) is very dedicated, very smart, and is generally much tougher than her adorable disposition lets on. Liz Shue, is the perfect action/comedic or dramatic/comedy actress where she always finds herself in very serious situations, but always finds the lighter side in them. As Marg said in this video, she’s leaving the show, but it’s possible that she’ll be back doing guess appearances. And this video was done back in early 2012 when she left CSI Las Vegas and has already been back on the show. It would just be nice if she came back permanently in a new role like Chief of Police or something.

 

 

Julia Vilas Boas: CSI- Crime Scene Investigation: Featuring Elisabeth Shue

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Source: Julie Vilas Boas– Ted Danson & Lis Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

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“A música tema do CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Foto: 13ª temporada Ted Danson (DB. Russell) e Elisabeth Shue (Julie Finn)
Beijos da Juh CSI *–*”

From Julia Vilas Boas

I first came across Elisabeth Shue in in 1987 or 88 when I was 11-12 years old and I saw her in Adventures in Babysitting. Which I think was her first major role, but I’m sure others know that better than me. Saw her in Cocktail with Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown which came out a year after in 1988. Leaving Las Vegas from 1995 with Nicholas Cage. And then she sort of had a drought after that, or at least I wasn’t seeing her in anything or seeing any of her roles. And sort of has a comeback role with CSI Las Vegas in late 2011 where she replaces Marg Helgenberger as the deputy director of that CSI office on in Las Vegas.

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Source: CSI Files– Ted Danson & Lis Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

CSI is a great fictional law enforcement show and I believe the best cop show since the original Law & Order show from the 1990s. And that even includes Law & Order SVU and is a great network show that is actually worth watching. They deal with very serious issues and crimes with most of those crimes being murder and yet have a real lighter side and streak with their cast and writing. With very funny people on that show and not just Ted Danson, but Elisabeth Shue, Wallace Langham and others. And the team on that show gives the impression that the like each other, like working with each other, and like joking around with each other. The Ted Danson and Lis Shue characters, have a long history with each other pre-Las Vegas and have great chemistry together.

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Source: Getty Images– Lis Shue & Jorja Fox, on CSI Las Vegas

I wasn’t a major viewer of CSI before Liz Shue came to the show in late 2011 and started catching it on reruns on USA a year later or so and noticed she was not only on the show, but Marg Helgenberger was gone who was obviously one of the best people and characters on that show, but with her leaving and Lis Shue coming on, the show definitely changed. Not saying it became better or worst, but certainly different. I believe Ted Danson and Lis Shue, give CSI a comedic touch that it perhaps didn’t have before. People who not only work hard, are dedicated to their jobs, and are very good at their jobs, but also know how to have a good time, notice the stupid and ridiculous and are able to make fun of it in an intelligent way. And with them together the show is just more entertaining.

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Source: Getty Images– Lis Shue & Chris Evert, CSI Las Vegas

Not to take anything away from Bill Peterson and Marg Helgenberger, who were both major parts of the early success of CSI and big part why this franchise is so successful and why CBS has been so dominant as a network the last 15-20 years, but Ted Danson and Lis Shue, both have strong comedic and dramatic backgrounds. I mean Ted Danson, was the star of two of the most popular sitcoms ever with Cheers and Becker and was very funny and great in both roles. As well as several successful movie comedies. And a lot of Lis Shue’s background in movies have been in comedy. And they both have strong dramatic backgrounds as well and combine both genres very well into one role.

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Source: Cuatro– Elisabeth Haonois & Elisabeth Shue, on CSI Las Vegas. In case one Lis is not enough.

I just love watching and listening to Elisabeth Shue on CSI. She has that great voice, face, and personality, sense of humor, that almost makes her seem like a kid and immature, because she’s so adorable physically and personally and yet she’s also a hell of an actress, very funny and great to look at. Gorgeous, very tight body, generally wearing tight outfits of the show. Tight blouse or short tight t-shirt, short jackets, and tight denim jeans and boots. Who even with her adorable presence and persona, is not someone you want to mess with, because she can kick your ass.

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Source: CBS– Elisabeth Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

Ted Danson and Lis Shue, aren’t CSI Las Vegas all by themselves, they’re just the two main stars of that show. Perhaps what the show is built around. George Eads, Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Harnois, and others are important as well. I already mentioned Wallace Langham, but Jaclyn Smith ( from Charlie’s Angels ) is a great guest star as Langham’s mother. I just believe the show is better with Danson and Shue, than it was with Peterson and Helgenberger. Even though you could have a great debate about with woman is better looking, Marg Helgenberger a gorgeous sexy redhead, or Lis Shue, a gorgeous sexy blonde, but that’s for a different debate.

 

Matthew Lee: Electric Horseman 1979- Starring Jane Fonda & Robert Redford

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Source: Roger Ebert– Robert Redford & Jane Fonda, are electric

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“Electric Horseman: “When was the last time you were surprised?”

From Matthew Lee

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Source:Famous Fix– Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, are electric.

The Electric Horseman is not a great film. It’s a very entertaining movie, a very funny movie especially Robert Redford where you really see his quick, underrated, comedic wit, timing, and improvisation in this movie. Not saying Redford is Cary Grant, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, or Paul Newman, when it comes to comedy, but he’s a very skilled comedic actor who doesn’t need direction or a script to be funny and you see that in this movie. You also see a lot of his comedic skills in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid ( one of my favorite movies ) and what you also see in Butch and Sundance and The Electric Horseman is Redford with a mustache. I actually think he looks good with a stache and perhaps others do as well.

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Source: Colorado Springs Gazette– Jane Fonda & Robert Redford or Bob & Jane

To me at least Electric Horseman is a typical Sidney Pollack movie where he mixes in drama and comedy. He has a movie that is about a serious issue and in this case a movie about a horse literally being stolen or horse napped ( if that’s a real term ) but he puts funny people in the movie who are also great actors. Tootsie from 1982 I believe is another example of a typical great Pollack film. By the way, Jane Fonda also has an important role in this movie where she plays a reporter who is covering this story about essentially a washed-up cowboy in Redford who steals this horse, because he doesn’t want to see this horse being doped anymore and just used as a show horse. Sonny ( played by Robert Redford ) career as a cowboy as fallen so far that he’s now been reduced to doing cereal commercials on this horse.

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Source: Alamy Stock Photo– Jane Fonda & Robert Redford- damn, these boots are tight

Sonny steals the horse in the dead of night and takes him out to the Nevada desert with the plan of releasing the horse so no one else can find him and bring him back. And similar to Smokey and the Bandit he how has the local state police in Nevada chasing him to bring back the horse and arrest Sonny. Alice ( played by Jane Fonda ) is a local Las Vegas reporter who has been tapped to cover this horse show with Sonny and gets the scoop that Sonny has stolen the horse and manages to catch up with them in the Nevada desert with no one else following her out there. And tells Sonny that she’s not working with the police and simply wants to cover the story and show the people what he’s up to and present Sonny’s story to the public. She eventually gains his trust and he allows her to follow them.

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Source: Alamy Stock Photo– Robert Redford & Jane Fonda or Bob & Jane

This is not a great movie and sort of has this Hollywood idealist vibe to it with a famous cowboy, who somehow believes that animals in this case’s a show horse, perhaps has the same rights as humans. When he knows for a fact that horses are raised to race and be used for transportation and serve at the pleasure for humans and in some cases even be used for food. With Jane Fonda not playing an overly idealistic hippie radical Socialist in the movie, but simply as an objective reporter ( or that’s how she starts out ) looking for a big story and to advance her career in TV news. So the plot is a little unbelievable, sounds like complete fiction, but the story is very entertaining and funny with a great cast.

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Source: Movie Pins– Hollywood Goddess Jane Fonda. No ordinary Jane.

What you also see in this movie is that it relates very well to the world of fashion, especially women’s fashion. The movie comes out in late 1979 and perhaps made in 79 or 78 at the start of the designer jeans revolution. Pre-1978 or perhaps even 1977, you rarely saw American women in tight jeans and boots at all in Hollywood or on TV, even in westerns or action movies. In The Electric Horseman, Jane Fonda is wearing skin-tight designer denim jeans in boots, for about a hour of the movie. You also briefly see her in black leather jeans and boots when she meets Sonny for the first time in the desert. She’s also wearing a short and tight suede jacket and if you’re familiar with Jane Fonda, you know that she’s obviously a beautiful, sexy woman, adorable as well. ( Whatever you think of her politics ) And this movie and style just fit her perfectly in the movie.

 

Marilyn Monroe The Ultimate Collection: ‘Marilyn Monroe and The Making of The Misfits’

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Source: Google– Direstor John Huston & Marilyn Monroe

Source: The New Democrat

“Documentary with rare footage of Marilyn Monroe on the set of “The Misfits” 1960. Marilyn’s last completed movie released in 1961.”

From Marilyn Monroe The Ultimate Collection

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Source:Marilyn Monroe The Ultimate Collection– Hollywood Babydoll Marilyn Monroe, in Nevada shooting her last movie.

Just a personal note first. have you ever seen a gorgeous woman or any woman in general, look better in Levi’s and boots, then Marilyn Monroe? If you look at The Misfits movie you have about 40-45 minutes of Marilyn in dark wash Levi’s denim jeans were she’s either wearing a tank top of white blouse and about 10-15 minutes or so of Marilyn with a blue Levi’s denim jacket as well. And keep in mind, this movie was made in 1960 wear women weren’t wearing tight jeans including Levi’s on a regular basis at least on TV or in the movies. And you have this gorgeous baby-faced adorable blonde with a beautiful body in these dark wash Levi’s and boots.

 

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Source: Google– Marilyn Monroe & Clark Gable

Women were barley wearing pants at all on TV and in the movies back then and if they were wearing pants at all, generally they were business pants. Tight jeans and boots for women especially that combo, didn’t become common and mainstream for American women until the late 1970s with the designer jeans revolution. Marilyn was sort of like Catherine Bach ( who played Daisy Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard ) in The Misfits as far as style and looked gorgeous and sexy during the entire movie.

As far as the movie itself, it wasn’t a great movie. It was entertaining and at times pretty funny. But Elie Wallach who was one of the best actors at least of his generation and in this movies is right about the word misfits.

The four main characters in the movie including Marilyn, but also with Burt Lancaster, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter, and Montgomery Clift, were basically all drifters who went from place to place and got involved in this or that. Gary Langland, ( played by Burt Lancaster ) Guido, ( played by Eli Wallach ) and Pierce Howland, ( played by Montgomery Clift ) were all Nevada cowboys but they were part-time cowboys at this point.

Roslyn Taber ( played by Marilyn Monroe ) and Isabelle Steers ( played by Thelma Ritter ) were even bigger drifters than the cowboys.

Roselyn was just recently divorced and not knowing where she was going from there and how where her life was going. Isabelle was Roselyn’s friend but perhaps even more of a drifter than Roselyn and just being with her friend to help her out and try to start over.

They end up in Reno, Nevada and stop at a bar which is where they meet Gary and Guido and start to get to know each other. And they tell the two woman that they’re cowboys which is where Roselyn gets interested and find out that Roselyn has nowhere to stay and Gary brings her back to his cabin.

The Roselyn character is so sweet, adorable, and innocent in the movie. Idealistic and naive and overly idealistic as well. Expecting people to better than they actually are.

Marilyn was literally the kid in the movie both figuratively and literally. With the other four main characters all having real world experience and knowing people for who they are. The seen when they start to go rodeoing is a perfect example of that. Roselyn thinks that the guys there are just there to catch horses and then let them go for sport. When the fact is they’re doing it for money and are going to sell the horses to people that are going to kill the horses and use them for meet to sell on the market. The only person in the group who is not aware of this going in. Like a kid.

This is not Marilyn Monroe’s worst movie and certainly not her best movie. I believe she physically looks her best in this movie along with The River of No Return where she plays a woman with a lot more experience and sense for the real world. In The Misfits I believe she comes off as 15-16 year old little girl and not just because she was adorable enough enough to pass for a girl that young physically. But her character’s personality in this movie is very immature and inexperienced.

Good movie if you love gorgeous sexy women in jeans and boots and love cowgirls. But the movie itself leaves plenty to be desired.