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Tribute to Blondes

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Vlad D, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Robin9

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    "Back again by public demand" was a slogan used by a re-run movie house near to where I lived as a boy when they showed for a second time a film which had drawn huge audiences. Here, back again by public demand is Mary Beth Hughes.

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    Appreciate your efforts but preferred 724. Any more from Sleepers West which is my favourite of her films.
     
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    My favorite actress Naomi Watts at her 50th birthday celebration last week in Morocco.

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    She looks a bit lit which is certainly deserved hitting the mid-century mark. I'm going to crest that wave myself here in a few more weeks so I hope to celebrate it as some sort of endurance milestone as well. [​IMG]
     
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    Alice Faye was a big star at 20th Century Fox in the late 1930s and had the leading role in several musicals which stand up well today. She was never considered a glamour girl but, as this photo shows, . . . .

    Alice Faye.

    . . . . she was not bad looking at all.
     
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    Liked her best in That Night in Rio wearing the gold dress - where is the blu-ray?
     
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    Where is the Blu-ray? In your imagination and on many wish lists! :)
     
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    Diane McBain's name came up recently at HTF and I was pleased to see she still has admirers. I'm one of them.

    Diane McBain 6.

    Her film career did not last very long, but in at least one other respect she seems to be a magnificent survivor.
     
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    Dorothy Patrick was referenced today in the film Follow Me Quietly. Lovely face.
     
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    Has Janis Carter featured in this thread. Nice photo on her IMDB page.
     
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    I have some pictures of her. I'll upload one of them in the next few days.
     
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    No film star suffered more than Betty Grable from that appalling decision by 20th Century Fox to junk the original elements of their films of the '30s and '40s. Very few of her films are presented on disc as they were intended to be seen but fortunately many of her publicity photos remain superb.

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    I am infatuated tonight.

    My wife and I are watching--for our first time--1949's Kind Hearts and Coronets with the lovely Joan Greenwood. Her voice was the first thing I noticed. I thought, at first, that she was Glynis Johns (as I thought their voices and accents were identical). It was then I noticed just how beautiful she was (I might have got that order-of-events wrong!).

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    Some people have no luck. Lila Leeds was just getting started in Hollywood when she was arrested together with Robert Mitchum on a drugs charge. (It has long been rumored that whole thing was a "set-up" and James Elroy used that premise in his novel L.A. Confidential) Lila Leeds career was ruined by the incident.

    Lila Leeds.

    As this photo shows, she was a good-looking actress and she deserves to be remembered.
     
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    Janis Carter was a good-looking blonde with a very strong screen presence. Perhaps because of that she was often cast as an unpleasant woman in films such as Night Editor, I Married A Communist and My Forbidden Past.

    Janis Carter.

    The IMDB says she began in musicals which I've never experienced. I'll have to investigate that aspect of her career.
     
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    Belinda Lee was an English actress with a flexible face and very good legs. For a short period she was married to Cornel Lucas who was the publicity photographer for Rank Studios to whom Belinda was contracted. Cornel Lucas was one of the best portrait photographers ever and he made his wife look very beautiful indeed.

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    In the late '50s Belinda left her husband and re-started her career in Italy. She became widely admired but was killed in a car crash while still in her mid-twenties.
     
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    I've been a fan of Carole Lombard ever since I saw To Be Or Not To Be while still in my teens. Many people still think of her as the feather brained nymphet of Twentieth Century and My Man Godfrey but I've always preferred her when she was playing more serious roles in films like In Name Only and Vigil In The Night.

    Early in her career, she was built up as a glamour girl . . .

    Carole Lombard 2.

    . . . and she had no difficulty filling the bill.
     
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    Yes she was...and for very, very good reason.

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    Hey, good pictures of Carole Lombard! I've never seen that middle photo of her in the bath before.
     
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    There were a few, Robin...just hanging out on the 'net:

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