30 Days of Ida: Day 30
30. Something you’d say to Ida if you had the chance
Thank you. Thank you for believing that everyone was created equally, and standing by your convictions. Thank you for being fiercely loyal and stubborn in your beliefs. Thank you for everything you gave to the world and for asking nothing in return for helping to pave the way for women behind the scenes in the film industry.
And thanks to you, dear followers, for putting up with this meme! :)
30 Days of Ida: Day 29
29. Who is your favorite of Ida Lupino’s friends
I’m sure this no longer surprises you, but I can choose just one. This one is a… well, I was going to say three way tie, but I was forgetting David Niven… darn… FOUR way tie:
Joan Fontaine, Errol Flynn, John Garfield, and David Niven. Now, honestly, how can you expect me to choose between these four (this isn’t even taking Clark Gable or Olivia de Havilland into consideration!)?
Who’s your favorite of Ida’s friends?
30 Days of Ida: Day 28
28. A picture of Ida Lupino directing
30 Days of Ida: Day 27
27. A candid photo of Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino and director Curtis Bernhardt on the set of Devotion (1946)
30 Days of Ida: Day 26
26. A role you wish Ida Lupino would have been cast in
This is a tough one (I know I say that about every single one). I think that Ida was very good at playing the Bette Davis type roles, but then again, Bette was very good at playing those too! This doesn’t really answer the question at all, but I wish Ida had been in a Hitchcock film. She greatly respected him, and I think they would have worked very well together! OK, so maybe I would have liked her as the love interest in Strangers on a Train… Ruth Roman’s part
Leo G. Carroll, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker (who Ida was seeing at the time) in Strangers on a Train
I don’t know. It’s so hard to say. Ida would be great in pretty much any role. Any role you think she was particularly cheated out of?
30 Days of Ida: Day 25
25. A glamorous photo of Ida Lupino
It’s so impossible for me to pick just one of anything… especially when it’s to do with Ida!
30 Days of Ida: Day 24
24. An item from YOUR Ida Lupino collection
In discussion of what I would be sure to save in the case of a fire, one of my first answers was my Ida magazines. Here are two with her on the cover, and I have two others including articles on her, but she’s not on the cover. I promise to scan these and post them at some point. These photos were taken on my phone.
30 Days of Ida: Day 23
23. Favorite character played by Ida Lupino
Oh, for goodness sake… everything is running through my head right now, but I’m going to go with an unexpected one: the version of herself on Lucy & Desi Comedy Hour (which is basically the character Eve from Mr Adams & Eve).
It’s been too long since I watched this. I’ve got to watch it again, but not at the moment. What’s your favorite character Ida played?
30 Days of Ida: Day 22
22. A picture of Ida Lupino with no make-up on
She’s likely wearing some makeup here, but not much. She still looks beautiful.
30 Days of Ida: Day 21
21. Someone you would have liked to see Ida Lupino star in a movie with
I gotta go with Gary Cooper because he’s my homeboy. I know that they were in Peter Ibbetson together, but she had such a small part, and I want them to be proper love interests. I think it would also be interesting to see Ida with Bette Davis.
Who would you like to see Ida star with? Or, alternatively, what two stars would you have liked to see together?
30 Days of Ida: Day 20
20. A picture of Ida Lupino at home
This is Ida c.1940s reading in front of her house.
30 Days of Ida: Day 19
19. Favorite outfit worn by Ida Lupino in a movie
As usual, this is tough, but I think I have to go with her outfit in The Ghost Camera. It’s so classic and amazing.
What’s your favorite outfit Ida wore in a movie?
30 Days of Ida: Day 18
18. A picture of Ida Lupino with her father
19th August 1933: English actor, dramatist and producer Stanley Lupino (1896 - 1942) kisses his daughter, Ida Lupino, goodbye at Waterloo station in London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
30 Days of Ida: Day 17
17. One Ida Lupino item you’d love to own
Now I’m not one to easily part with money, but for this dress… I mean, look at the description:
Here’s Looking At… Ingrid Bergman’s Dress From “Casablanca” Later altered for Ida Lupino in the 1943 film “The Hard Way.” What a pedigree this dress has. “Casablanca” is always at or near the top of lists of favorite films. A wartime romantic adventure released in 1942, it has integrated itself into our culture like few films ever have. “Oh, he’s just like any other man, only more so.” “I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.” “You might as well question why we breathe. If we stop breathing, we’ll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die.” “Major Strasser has been shot. Round up the usual suspects.” “I was informed you were the most beautiful woman ever to visit Casablanca. That was gross understatement.” “I wish I didn’t love you so much.” Everyone can quote their favorite lines and sing the chorus to “As Time Goes By.” Just imagine owning a dress worn by Ilsa in the movie. Heritage is giving you an opportunity to do just that with this one-piece full length semi-formal dress featuring a paisley print skirt with gold thread interwoven and a taupe satin-lined fitted top. Overall nice condition with a couple minor tiny tears and one small soiled area. You know kid, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
I mean, are you kidding me??? The other thing is, it might actually fit me. One day it will be mine, oh yes, it will be mine.
If anyone has a ton of money laying around that you don’t know what to do with, my birthday is in January and now you know what to get me ;)
30 Days of Ida: Day 16
16. Favorite Ida Lupino photo shoot
These are so difficult!! I love all the Moontide publicity photos, but I don’t know if that counts… also the Sea Wolf publicity photos… but I’m going to go with this shoot because she looks so adorable, and I love her hairstyle. Of course, this is just my favorite of the moment, which I can’t promise will be my favorite in 5 minutes.
Do you have a favorite photo shoot of Ida?