Probably completely apocryphal, in an era where "pictures or it didn't happen" has lost it's meaning. A delight nonetheless from Tumblr via Completelyunproductive
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Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
As the Queen of Abyssinia in The Pearls of the Crown
I can never get enough Arletty. Do you know of Sacha Guitry? Criterion has released four of his films and they are available on Hulu Plus, as most of the Criterion Collection is (!) His films are a delight. Arletty is in Désiré, and The Pearls of the Crown. (Don't read too much because they are so much fun to watch, beginning with the credits.) As for Arletty...what a woman! "My heart is French, my ass is international," she supposedly said, after having an affair with a German officer during the occupation. Bad Arletty.
photos from the Criterion Site.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Best known to all of us in the Slammer as Barnabas Collins form the gothic horror soap opera "Dark Shadows" made in the 1960s, actor Johnathan Frid died this week. He kept up acting on stage and occasionally TV right up until the end. He died of natural causes, though supernatural ones might have been more fitting. He was given a cameo... along with Lara Parker, David Selby and Kathryn Leigh Scott in the upcoming film with Johnny Depp. Sadly for us the new film looks like it will do more to dishonor his legacy than honor it.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Like what I did there? With that title? Hah? HAH!?! Either way this site is a gem - one of those old-school web layouts with GIANT FONTS and stuff that looks like links but aren't.
CENTERED, CENTERED, I tells ya!-I think the purpose is to sell you a naked picture of Diana Dors, via the swapsale domain, but who the hell knows - life's too short to dick around with meaningless content, no?
Net-net it is, however an obsessively wonderful overview of Diana's career, replete with clips pix and posters. Go - have an ogle at this sometimes questionably beautiful, baloney-lipped wonder.