Thursday, March 31, 2011

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 51

Alyson Hannigan

Amber Heard

Brighdie Grounds

Carol Alt

Helena Bonham Carter

Jennifer Tilly

Joelle Carter in Justified (TV Series 2010)

Lara Stone

Minnie Driver in Owning Mahowny (2003)

Rianne Ten Haken

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rub-a-dub-dub: Lili St. Cyr

Lili St. Cyr and Dale Robertson prepare for a scene in Son of Sinbad (1955)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

For the Boys: Dorothy Donegan

Dorothy Donegan, pianist, and the Camp Robert Smalls swing band at NTS, Great Lakes. June 16, 1943

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bevy of Beauties: Mary Pickford's Tea Party

1928, Actresses at Mary Pickford's Tea Party
(Image © John Springer Collection/CORBIS)

Back row, Alice Day, June Collyer, Dorothy Gulliver, Gwen Lee, Molly O’Day, and Sally Eilers. Front row, Sue Carol, Lina Basquette, Mary Pickford, Lupe Velez, Flora Bramley, and Ann Christy.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

On the Set: Marilyn Monroe

Wardrobe/makeup still of Marilyn Monroe for The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Holiday Honeys: St Patrick's Day

Lucille Ball

Adele Mara (Image © Bettmann/CORBIS)

The original caption for this photo was:

"April 1946 --- Actress Adele Mara is dressed for St. Patrick's Day. Perhaps the four leaf clovers will bring her luck. --- "

This does nothing to explain the fact that she appears to be about to heave a brick at someone, which is not a tradition that is generally associated with St Patrick's Day, as far as I know. Another slight incongruity is that St Patrick's Day was March 17th, 1946, so she's doing her clover-decorated brick chunking in the wrong month.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 50

Dree Hemingway

January Jones (Mad Men Season 4 Promo)

Anna Friel

Julia Alexandratou

Julianne Moore

Kate Winslet

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Theresa Russell in Whore (1991)

Trish Goff

Zooey Deschanel

Monday, March 14, 2011

Adventures in Androgyny: Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor with Barbara Weeks and Charlotte Greenwood in Palmy Days (1931)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Inside Looking Out: Ladies Behind Bars 21

Glynis Johns and Diana Dors in Young and Willing (1954)
(aka The Weak and the Wicked)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sweater Girl: Noreen Nash

Noreen Nash and William Bendix on the set of TV's "The Life of Riley," Aug. 8, 1959

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

For the Boys: Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich autographs the cast on the leg of TEC 4 Earl E. McEarland in a U.S. hospital in Belgium (1-24-1944)