Thursday, December 18, 2008

Miss Susan Hayward

We loved her as a Back Street broad...



...as a Woman Obsessed...



...but most of all, as "a barracuda!!!"

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  1. She gets extra-credit points for working with both John Gavin and Stephen Boyd. Gorgeousness!

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  2. Thombeau, I thought the same thing! The cruelist cut of Back Street is that it places John Gavin in a teeny snug swimsuit and then doesn't let us seem him properly. (Straight director? lol) And let's not forget the gloriously shrewy Vera Miles as John's vindictive wife!

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  3. Ah, Backstreet! One of cinema's all time guilty pleasures.

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  4. Thombeau -- Now, that's a sandwich I'd be a part of. (Boyd & Gavin, that is; not Susie and...)

    Poseidon3 -- Vera Miles is a HOOT in BS! And don't you love the scene where Susie is wearing a lavender chiffon gown which matches her dining room drapes perfectly?

    Toby -- I pray and pray for a DVD remaster...

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  5. I do love the way Ross Hunter was so hell bent on movies looking much more fantastic than life that he matched clothes to the decor!

    Vera's appearance at Susan's fashion show/charity auction is one of the highlights of my LIFE. And I always forget, probably due to the color/b&w thing and to Vera's versatility, that Vera and John had just starred together in "Psycho" right before this! It's an entirely different dynamic between the two.

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