Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fasten Your Seat Belts

"I have been uncompromising, peppery, intractable, monomaniacal, tactless, volatile and ofttimes disagreeable. I suppose I'm larger than life." - Bette Davis

Arch of Triumph


Ethel Merman, Mae West and Judy Garland

Irene Dunne and Barbara Stanwyck

Susan Hayward and Ingrid Bergman

Dorothy Lamour, Gracie Allen and Betty Hutton

Jane Powell, Noel Coward and Zsa Zsa Gabor

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

But Beautiful

1925 -2011

Tickets to Ride

Ann, Man!

Anne Baxter in Fools' Parade (1971, Columbia)

Ann Sothern in Sylvia (1965, Paramount)

Off to the Races

Lupe Velez in East is West (1930, Universal)

Myrna Loy in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932, MGM)

Dorothy Lamour (with John Howard) in Disputed Passage (1939, Paramount)

Ona Munson in The Shanghai Gesture (1941, United Artists)

Katharine Hepburn in Dragon Seed (1944, MGM)

Shirley MacLaine in My Geisha (1962, Paramount)

Eleanor Parker (as Marjorie Lawrence) in Interrupted Melody (1955, MGM)

Through Four Decades...

...Dinah, and her hair and teeth, were a Shore thing on television.