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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Vlad D, Jan 7, 2008.
R.I.P. to a beautiful lady.
Today I watched Murder, Inc. a grim, low key, crime film starring May Britt, Stuart Whitman and Peter Falk. May Britt was born in Sweden and was very blonde indeed.
She made her first films in Italy but won a contract with 20th Century Fox and appeared in films like The Hunters and The Young Lions. She starred in a remake of The Blue Angel and her publicity photos for that film are real collectors' items.
In 1960 she married Sammy Davis Junior and more or less gave up her career.
I'm watching several Jan Sterling films at present, Ace In The Hole and Flesh And Fury, with Women's Prison, Female On The Beach, Man With The Gun, The Female Animal and The Harder They Fall all to come.
By movie stars' standards Jan Sterling was not especially good-looking . . .
. . . although stills photographers had no difficulty in making her look glamorous. What really counts with Jan Sterling is that she was an exceptionally good actress, with the ability to transmogrify characters who were one-dimensional on the page into three-dimensional characters on screen.
Her film career did not last very long and in the '60s she was busy mainly in television.
She’s blonde(ish) for now.
Mike, Mike, Mike...don't you recognize Natalie Portman?!? Hand in your "Babe Appreciation" card right now! Maybe she's dyed her hair for the upcoming Thor movie...frankly, I prefer her as a brunette - though I do like her minidress.
Here's one for you guys. Marta Kristen, of Lost in Space fame.
Honestly, she looked familiar...but I couldn't see it. And...that IS quite a minidress.
Classic blonde Anita Ekberg
I've always wanted a really good copy of this photo. Mine has much more grain than yours but is lighter and shows more detail. Anita Ekberg was a magnificent specimen of womanhood in the mid 1950s.
She was the stuff of dreams for sure.
Karen Steele is today remembered mainly for her roles in films directed by Budd Boetticher who was her husband at the time. She was a very striking blonde . . .
. . . and Boetticher exploited that in films like Ride Lonesome and The Rise And Fall Of Legs Diamond. In her autobiography Tanya Lemani tells of an occasion when Karen Steele was far more exhibitionistic than she ever was on screen.
When I see publicity stills like these, I wish I'd witnessed that.
Budd Boetticher wasn't very complimentary towards his former wife, at least, not in that documentary.
Which documentary was that? Is on one of the DVDs of his films?
It was on one of those DVDs and/or Blu-rays in the Budd Boetticher boxset.
Karen Steele seems to have the right stuff.
Yep, she had the right stuff, all right.
She's very good in my favorite Budd Boetticher western, Ride Lonesome.
In the next few weeks, two Virginia Mayo films will be released on Blu-ray disc, and that's all the pretext I need to re-introduce her to this thread!
I very much hope that more of Virginia's films make it to Blu-ray. A woman who looks like this . . .
. . . is made for high definition!
Agree, starting with my favourite film of hers, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Virginia Mayo was in a number of films I really like, brought some serious va-va-voom to plenty of 50s swashbucklers, adventure films and westerns. She's particularly good as the bored floozie wife of Dana Andrews in The Best Years of Our Lives.