Monday, March 31, 2014

Smoking in Bed: Bette Davis

with Alec Guinness in The Scapegoat (1959)
Beyond the Forest (1949)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tracking with Closeups: Anne Francis

Honey West (TV Series, 1965)




Rogue Cop (1954)

Dream Boat (1952)
The Virginian (TV series, 1964)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Out on the Town: Carole Lombard

Carole out with singer/composer Russ Columbo at the Coconut Grove in 1934

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bevy of Beauties: Leggy Legion

Sue Ane Langdon, Donna Douglas and Nancy Kovack in Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

On the Set: Lucille Ball, Milton Berle and Hedda Hopper

Comedy legends Lucille Ball and Milton Berle visit with columnist Hedda Hopper onset, ca 1949.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 106

Anna Mouglalis in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

Anne Hathaway

Duffy

Emma Stone

Helena Bonham Carter

Julia Nobis

Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron

Kristin Bauer

Marion Cotillard

Noomi Rapace

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Stay Calm and Carry on (Nurse) ...

 Carry on Nurse (1959)

I would not want to suggest that any of my time in hospital in any way resembled this swing into late 50's jocularity.  It did, however, involve numerous nursing personnel of both genders who were both competent and compassionate.  None in their skivvies, alas.

Ordinarily, I would reflexively make light of any such infirmity on my part, but not this time.  I will admit that this was a close call and leaves my respiratory system significantly impaired.  I'm still game though, so now it's on to rehab!