Monday, May 19, 2014

Seeing Spots

Ava Gardner

Elizabeth Taylor

Arlene Dahl

Rhonda Fleming

Diana Dors

Jayne Mansfield

Laurette Luez

Gene Tierney

7 comments:

  1. I love that Liz and her little one have matching leopard print swimsuits! Poor Gene looks massively uncomfortable.

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    1. Gene actually looks much more at ease, and suitably regal, in the outdoors series of photos also used as publicity for The Egyptian , where she's leading the leopard on a leash. This studio bound set up is stilted and silly, plus poor Gene was beginning the low Webb of her mental health -- I think she just had one more film (1955's The Left Hand of God , which she barely made it through) before being committed to a sanitarium.

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    2. "Low EBB of her mental health"! Autocorrect!

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  2. Yeah, what's up with Gene? She never was one to be the sexpot but damn if the studios didn't try hard.

    She's possibly massively uncomfortable because that leopard is about to rip her throat out.

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    1. 'Twas the leopard that tipped her over the edge... Jx

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  3. wow!...awesome series!thanx for the sharing!

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  4. love it!! you forgot Carmen Miranda! :)

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