Friday, January 31, 2014

Tracking with Closeups: Gloria Grahame

August 1981, 3 months before her death
1944, after signing with MGM, Gloria at age 18

Naked Alibi (1954)
Prisoners of the Casbah (1953)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Out on the Town: Rita Hayworth

Bruce Cabot, Gloria Vanderbilt and Rita Hayworth at El Morocco in New York, Nov 4, 1941--- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Modern Femmes Fatale: Part 105

Amy Adams
Catherine Baba
Drew Barrymore
Emma Stone
Gabriella Gubas
Jessica Stam
Kate Winslet
Manuela Velles
Mary Kate Olsen
Monica Bellucci

Friday, January 17, 2014

@Play: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

The Gill Man does the old soft shoe for the crew's entertainment.
The fact that the actor wearing the Creature suit couldn't see out of it very well led to a few mishaps.  Here, Julie Adams receives first aid while director Jack Arnold, leading man Richard Carlson and an apologetic Gill Man look on.
The Gill Man pitches in by swabbing the deck...
...then steals a kiss from an unsuspecting (but apparently unresisting) stunt woman.
The Creature (The Gill Man) was played by Ben Chapman on land...
 ...and by Ricou Browning in water.