Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

For the Boys: Joyce Breazell

Dancer Joyce Breazell entertains troops on the island of Guam, Nov 1945.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hollywood Marriage Go Round: Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn

I usually reserve this section for examples of those who, shall we say, take marriage somewhat lightly, but this time we have a couple who could be called "matrimonial heroes." Hume and Jessica were married in 1942, and remained so until her death 52 years later, in 1994. I admit that I'm a sucker for that kind of thing.

in the Broadway play "Four Poster" in 1952




Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Constance companion

Constance Bennett and a good friend attend a pool party, 1946.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 15

Charlize Theron

Nicole Kidman in The Human Stain (2003)

Mathilda May

Tatjana Patitz

Charlotte Ross "NYPD Blue" (tv)

Daryl Hannah in The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)

Leelee Sobieski and Tricia Helfer in Walk All Over Me (2007)

Randi Ingermann

Scarlett Johansson

Sophie Marceau in La disparue de Deauville (2007)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

For the Boys: Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee signs autographs after a
USO show at Camp Swift TX, 1944

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Menaced Maidens

Sixth entry in our popular series of campy movie poster exhibitions, what this set of posters have in common is that they all show various creatures, whether animal, vegetable or mineral, alien or terrestrial, menacing a scantily clad female. If it strains your credulity to assume that a giant insect, a huge crustacean, an invading alien or a ridiculous looking robot would have any more interest in a scantily clad female than in any other person, well, that just shows how much you know!

Tobor the Great (1954)

Them! (1954)

The Spider (1958)

The Mole People (1956)

The Man from Planet X (1951)

The Electronic Monster (1960)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Day of the Triffids (1963)

The Colossus of New York (1958)

The Beast With 1,000,000 Eyes (1956)

The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Teenage Monster (1957)

Tarantula (1955)

Robot Monster (1953)

Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)

Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)