Monday, April 25, 2011

For the Boys: Hattie McDaniel

(Original Caption) Hattie McDaniel (center), Chairman of the Negro Division of the Hollywood Victory Committee, takes time off from rehearsals to lead a caravan of entertainers and hostesses to Minter Field, for a vaudeville performance and dance for soldiers stationed there. The young lady to the right of Miss McDaniel is Miss Virginia Paris, noted concert singer.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Bunnies 2

Doris Day

Sharon Tate

Heather Angel

Ida Lupino

Loretta Young

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bevy of Beauties: King Creole (1958)

Dolores Hart, Carolyn Jones, Liliane Montevecchi, and Jan Shepard hang out with the narc wannabe.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

On the Set: Silvana Mangano

on location in Voivodina, Yugoslavia, during the filming of Tempest (1958)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 52

Michelle Pfeiffer

Connie Nielsen

Kirsten Dunst

Anja Rubik

Abigail Clancy

Brighdie Grounds

Christina Ricci

Crystal Renn

Ellen Barkin

Zoë Lund

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Inside Looking Out: Ladies Behind Bars 22

Some Eighties Ladies :)

Marianne Basler in Contrainte par corps (1988)

Jill Clayburgh in Hanna K. (1983)

Barbra Streisand in Nuts (1987)

Anne Bancroft in Garbo Talks (1984)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

For the Boys: Chili Williams - The Polka Dot Girl

Known as "The Polka Dot Girl," Chili Williams (born Marian Sorenson in 1921) was discovered by a modeling agent in 1943 at Fire Island in New York. The modeling agent's photographer, Ewing Krainin, took her picture while she was frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean surf, and the series of photos appeared in the September 27, 1943 issue of LIFE Magazine. Krainin had stitched together a black-and-white polka-dot dance-set (which would later come to be known as the "bikini") for her. The photos were so well received, that 100,000 fans sent in letters requesting copies, many of which found their way into the hands of homesick GI’s fighting during the final months of World War II. She signed a movie contract in 1944 and moved to Hollywood, California, where she appeared in 17 films, including the wartime favorites Girl Rush (1944), The Falcon In Hollywood (1944), George White's Scandals (1945), Johnny Angel (1945), Wonder Man (1945), and Having A Wonderful Crime (1945). Chili also joined the Jack Carson USO tour of the Pacific Theater during the winter of 1944-45. (Keep your eyes peeled for pictures from that tour in a future "For the Boys" posting)