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Below are the 10 most recent journal entries recorded in Edith Norma Shearer's LiveJournal:

Sunday, January 8th, 2006
9:38 am
I heart Norma!!

Age: 19
Location: Virginia
How You Discovered Norma: The Women
Favorite Norma Film(s): The Women, Her Cardboard Lover, Private Lives, Escape
Films you own: All the above plus Idiot's Delight, Strange Interlude, Marie Antoinette, The Divorcee and some others that for some reason are not coming to mind at the moment
Favorite Actors: Robert Taylor, Clark Gable, Nelson Eddy, William Powell, Spencer Tracy
Favorite Actresses: Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Jeanette MacDonald, Judy Garland, Norma, Garbo.....Basically the Metro Queens + one freelancer. :)
Films of Norma's your not fond of: Strange Interlude. It's strange.
Hobbies: Riding, Old Movie Stars, Writing, Theatre, Eating Chicken and knitting
Dislikes: Stupidity, lateness, disloyalty and feeling left out
A strange trait about yourself: I'm kind of a mass of strange traits....
How did you find this community: Doing a Norma search. I have no idea how I didn't run across it before now.
Why you should be in this community: Because....I love her and want to talk to other people who do too.
12:55 am
Norma and Irving's daughter Katherine died Friday.

Read the story.

x-posted in irving_norma
Saturday, July 9th, 2005
10:54 am
just so you guys know. next week on TCM one of Norma's silent films will be airing. it is called He Who Gets Slapped. and hopefully you guys caught The Women on Thurs.
Thursday, May 5th, 2005
1:09 pm
Hey guys. I just made a banner to promote this community. Please paste it into your journals!! it is in hte userinfo.
Friday, April 15th, 2005
10:18 pm
Name: Jenilyn
Age: 16
Location: TN
How You Discovered Norma: Through The Divorcee
Favorite Norma Film(s): Her Cardboard Lover, The Divorcee, The Women
Films you own: The above
Favorite Actors: Clark Gable, Rudolph Valentino, Cary Grant, William Powell, Dick Powell, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, & Charlie Chaplin.
Favorite Actresses: Oh, gee...Norma, Ruby Keeler, Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell, Marion Davies, Esther Williams, Ann Miller, Katharine Grayson...
Films of Norma's you're not fond of: I haven't found any yet :)
Hobbies: Dancing, singing, acting, drawing, painting, writing, swimming, old movies, shopping for vintage anything, & reading.
Dislikes: Um...eggs, people who think they're better than others when they're not, speedy drivers who think they're in a rush when they AREN'T (where is there to go to be in such a rush in this area??), drunks, haters, racists...& that's about it.
A strange trait about yourself: I can cross both my eyes and uncross one of them while the other is still crossed, I dance everywhere, I like my back to be walked on...& I think that's it...
How did you find this community: Through that bomshells community; I found both today.
Why you should be in this community: Because I love Norma Shearer! Somebody once wrote (I cannot recall who) that she could not act, but after seeing her, I loved her + thought she was and is wonderful!!
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
8:47 pm
Hey Norma fans. On TCM next week on tuesday. Norma's Strange Interlude will be aired @ 6am pacific time. so make sure to catch that!
Thursday, April 7th, 2005
8:23 am
Location:Denver, Colorado
How You Discovered Norma:The Women
Favorite Norma Film(s):The Women i looking into others but i adore that film
Films you own:none
Favorite Actors:Cary grant, clark gable, william powell
Favorite Actresses:Marlene Dietrich, Caudette Colbert, Katherine Hepburn
Films of Norma's your not fond of:none i haven't really explored norma deeply yet but its in my net flix queue
Hobbies: Watching old movies and reading biographies on the stars
Dislikes: close minded-people
A strange trait about yourself: i honestyly don't know
How did you find this community: backlot
Why you should be in this community: I didn't know i need to give people confirmations to be in this community but as redundant as this sounds, I want to learn more about norma shearer. She has ths wonderful personality that can be displayed so vibrantly on the screen. god that sounds soo lame whatever! there you have it!

Current Mood: sick
Saturday, March 26th, 2005
12:17 pm
Name: Alex
Age: 15
Location: Vista,CA,USA
How You Discovered Norma: My grandmother, she has all of her films.
Favorite Norma Film(s): Private Lives, Let Us Be Gay, The Women, Strangers May Kiss, Smilin Through, The Divorcee, Her Cardboard Lover.
Films you own: Private Lives, The Divorcee,The Women, Let Us Be Gay, Smilin Through, Romeo and Juliet, Strangers May Kiss, Riptide, Her Cardboard Lover, Escape, Wimpole Street, Marie Antionette, Strange Interlude.
Favorite Actors: Robert Montegomery, Fred Astaire, Cary Grant.
Favorite Actresses: Norma, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo,Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds, Vivien Leigh, Paulette Goddard, Gene Tierney, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Films of Norma's your not fond of: hmm I didn't like the ending of Strangers may kiss.
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, reading, writing, watching and collecting old movies.
Dislikes: Liars, betrayers, people who bash things I like, Hilary Duff.
A strange trait about yourself: I make up entire stories in my head, I make up plays when listening to music, I dance in grocery stores.
How did you find this community: I made it!
Why you should be in this community: I love everything about Norma, and she lights up the screen like no other.
Friday, March 25th, 2005
8:17 pm
♥ Hello, I'm so glad you created a Norma Shearer community! Here's my intro survey:

Name: Jessica
Age: 19
Location: Massachusetts
How You Discovered Norma: After I developed an interest in pre-code films, I rented The Divorcee and A Free Soul. I was really impressed by Norma's performances.
Favorite Norma Film(s): He Who Gets Slapped, The Divorcee, The Women.
Films you own: He Who Gets Slapped and The Women.
Favorite Actors: Harold Lloyd, Lon Chaney, Cary Grant, Clark Gable.
Favorite Actresses: Other than Norma: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow.
Films of Norma's your not fond of: None really. But A Free Soul isn't really my favorite of hers.
Hobbies: Drawing, listening to music, writing, collage, reading, watching silent films.
Dislikes: Inconsiderate people, phony personalities, strictness.
A strange trait about yourself: I get really nervous in totally silent situations.
How did you find this community: I saw an advert for it in backlot.
Why you should be in this community: Because I'm a fan of Norma's films, and I'd love to discuss her career and life with other fans.

Current Mood: cynical
1:04 pm
Here's the first official post in this community, hopefully it will blossom soon. Welcome to everyone who stumbles across this page.
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