In the film, Woman In Gold, Helen Mirren, an English actress, plays Maria Altman, an Austrian woman who currently resides in Los Angeles. This is Maria’s true heroic story of how she escaped Germany as the Nazis took power and began the mass persecution of the Jews. It is about an absolutely stunning and beautiful painting of Maria’s aunt. It was painted in oil, silver and gold by Gustav Klimt and is the focus of the film. Maria, with the help of her young lawyer, Randol (Randy) Schoenberg, played by Ryan Reynolds, works to reclaim the painting that the Nazis had confiscated from her family as a possession of the Nazi regime. The story is how she and her lawyer battled the Austrian government and is a poignant look at how two people, both descendants of Austrians, worked together to reclaim Maria’s family’s possession. The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, as it was originally named, is also known as the Woman in Gold, as the Nazis called it to hide the fact that the subject of the painting was a Jewess.

Here is the trailer of a must-see film.  The musical score is outstanding, too.

Watch full film here:

http://www.alluc.com/l/Woman-in-Gold-2015-BDRip-x264-GECKOS/wn8g80nz

Words are too poor to describe the absolutely beautiful and exquisite rendition
of Mona Lisa as sung by Nat King Cole.  Thanks Mr. Cole!  You’re the greatest!

Mona Lisa

 

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa
Men have named you
You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only ’cause you’re lonely
They have blamed you
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there, and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art

[Instrumental Interlude]

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there, and they die there
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

— sung by Nat King Cole

 

Here is a video of Nat King Cole singing Mona Lisa.  Although not as nicely recorded as
the above rendition it still requires a look at it to see Mr. Cole as he was in real life. 
Mr. Cole we will always miss you and your voice. Incredible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tale of love for La Cumparsita, Salade Chiffonnade and champagne.  Who could think that Paul, played by Charles Boyer, and Irene, played by Jean Arthur, would ever meet?  They are from different worlds but find a common love that goes deeper than anything they could imagine.  They are separated and come back together and their love grows stronger and stronger.  Will they be able to overcome all their obstacles at being together?  Watch and see history being made at night!

 

Watch a scene from the film and if you are interested the full film is next:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/669643/History-Is-Made-At-Night-Movie-Clip-More-Dead-Than-The-Male.html

Watch full film here:

http://www.alluc.com/l/History-Is-Made-at-Night-1937-mp4/agf4loza