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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Vlad D, Jan 7, 2008.
Wow, Naomi even makes walking her dog look glamorous!
Audrey Totter was a fairly good-looking actress who appeared in several interesting crime films in the '40s and '50s. It's not often I come across a striking photo of her, but I did the other day:
Duty compels me to report that this is a flattering picture, but it deserves a place in a thread about blondes.
When I first took a real interest in catching up on old films, Virginia Mayo didn't impress me greatly. As I've grown older, I like her far more and hope to see all her films eventually.
Virginia Mayo was a good-looking woman, as this picture makes clear. She didn't pose for many pin-up shots, which I regret to some extent.
As HTF has one declared Mary Beth Hughes enthusiast and possibly several more undeclared, it's appropriate to include her in a thread about blondes:
I'd love to watch The Great Flamarion again, where Mary Beth Hughes plays a villainous woman.
She's great in the Michael Shayne movie, DRESSED TO KILL (1941) as the showgirl Shayne is supposed to marry. They're on their way to City Hall when he hears a scream and gets involved in a murder case in his girl's apartment bldg. and he keeps putting off the trip to City Hall until...
She is great in the Michael Shayne films (picture above taken from Sleepers West which is my favourite of the series).
Virginia is great in everything, particularly the Technicolor Goldwyn films, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Princess & the Pirate.
To Have And Have Not is famous for introducing Lauren Bacall and making her an instant star. My heretical opinion is that the second female lead, played by Dolores Moran, is more interesting and that Dolores Moran is the more interesting actress of the two.
Her career never really took off and she played mainly second leads in second rate films: a great shame.
Some Marilyn and the Mounties, for Canada Day, plus July 4th. The Mountie pictures were for "River Of No Return".
Watching Let’s Make Love for the first time tonight.
I always liked Hope Lange and in my 20s I used to watch The Best of Everything as often as I could.
I'm very pleased that her reputation has grown over the years as more people get a chance to see her films on DVD and Blu-ray disc
One blonde who has always held a fascination for me is Joi Lansing.
This seems to be a photo taken by Warner Brothers and I assume it was taken when Joi was one of several young actresses in the Virginia Mayo/Ronald Reagan film The Girl From Jones Beach.
Yes, also like Joi. She had many small parts including Queen of Outer Space (can't wait for the blu-ray). Marilyn was the big film star, but in the looks department I much preferred Joi, Mary Beth, Virginia etc.
I know this will infuriate some of her fans, but I never really thought Marilyn Monroe was especially good-looking. She was loved by both the movie camera and the stills camera and so she gave the impression of being better looking than she really was.
I first took notice of Joi Lansing when I saw A Hole In The Head which I went to see as a teen-aged admirer of Frank Sinatra. Joi's performance as Keenan Wynn's secretary/girl friend was pretty good and I was surprised to learn that she was considered to be just another Hollywood blonde with no real talent. Decades later, I'm still surprised.
I'll have to dig out some more photos of Mary Beth Hughes and Virginia Mayo.
They sure have some impressive peaks up there in Canada.
I believe I first noticed Joi Lansing on THE BOB CUMMINGS SHOW/LOVE THAT BOB.
Here's Joi with Bob Cummings and my favorite brunette on the show, Lisa Gaye.
And of course Joi was Mrs. Superman:
Joi with Sach and Duke.
Chili Williams is pretty much forgotten today but once she was a well-established pin-up who, for some reason, was frequently photographed in garments adorned with polka dots.
She appeared in a few films, and those who have bought the Blu-ray disc of Raw Deal will have noticed her at the beginning of the film receiving unchivalrous treatment from Raymond Burr.
Adele Jergens was in many films, most of which are now forgotten. I first noticed her in two low quality musicals starring Rita Hayworth and later came across her again in Armoured Car Robbery.
She had quite a busy career until she decided to quit. She deserves to be remembered.
She has not been forgotten by me. Always good but best in Armored Car Robbery, Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man, The Miami Story.
The Miami Story. Now, that rings a bell but I can't recall much about the film. I certainly haven't seen it for decades. I'll have to search for it somewhere.
By the way, I've found two more Mary Beth Hughes photos, both worth uploading.