Sunday, January 30, 2011

Out on the Town: Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence




12 Sep 1930, London, England, UK --- English actor, dramatist and composer Noel Coward appearing with English actress Gertrude Lawrence in "Private Lives", London, 1930. Private Lives was written by Noel Coward. --- Image © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS


Friday, January 28, 2011

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 47


Melanie Griffith in Something Wild (1986)


Diane Kruger


Elena Cucci


Sigourney Weaver in The Ice Storm (1997)


Kate Capshaw in
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)


Milla Jovovich at the Cannes Film Festival, 1997


Minnie Driver in The Phantom of the Opera (2004)


Nicole Kidman


Rachel Weisz in The Lovely Bones (2009)


Sienna Miller in Factory Girl (2006)


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

For the Boys: Josephine Baker


Original Caption: Miss Josephine Baker, popular stage performer, sings the National Anthem as the finale to the show held in the Municipal Theater, Oran, Algeria, N. Africa. The band is directed by T/Sgt. Frank W. Weiss." May 17, 1943

Unmentioned in the original caption is the fact that the band, the army unit being entertained and the USO show were all segregated.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Milestone


500 Followers! Yipeeee!





My apologies for the self-referential post, which I generally try to confine to my "other" blog, but I just couldn't resist noting the milestone. Thanks to all my faithful followers. What the hell, thanks to all you adulterous followers as well. :)


The Eyes Have It: Vivienne Osborne


Vivienne Osborne

Vivienne Osborne


Monday, January 17, 2011

Bevy of Beauties 31: The Leroy Prinz Dancers (yet again)


Famed Choreographer Leroy Prinz, with Esther Pressman,
Dene Myles, Bonita Barker, Dorothy Thompson, Kay Gordon,
Beula McDonald and Edward A. Prinz



In case you've forgotten, we've visited with Leroy and his ladies before. Check out the previous incarnations here and here. :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Light and Shadow: Louise Brooks


Pandora's Box (1929)



Look for German director G.W. Pabst's dark envisioning of the Jack the Ripper legend on TCM, during the late night hours of January 29-30, depending on your time zone. It's well worth your time.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

On the Set: Vivien Leigh


Vivien Leigh and husband Laurence Olivier,
during break from filming Sister Carrie (1950)


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 46


Jennifer Aniston

Anna Friel

Bambi Northwood-Blyth

Evan Rachel Wood

Jennifer Tilly in Bound (1996)

Lauren Holly in No Looking Back (1998)

Micol Ronchi

Monica Bellucci

Radha Mitchell

Salma Hayek in Desperado (1995)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rub-a-dub-dub: Kate Winslet


Kate Winslet in The Reader (2008)

Kate Winslet & David Kross in The Reader (2008)

Kate Winslet & David Kross in The Reader (2008)


I saw this film the other night on Showtime and was blown away. I'm not going to do a full review, but this is one of those films that, after it's over, you need to just sit and think about it awhile before you feel like you can go on to something else. Catch it if you can, it's well worth watching.


Sunday, January 9, 2011