The Eclectic  Eccentric

The Eclectic Eccentric

During the first half of the twentieth century, the Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was italian heiress who lived in an eccentric and splendorous life. Her evening strolls made her quite scandalous because she was naked beneath her furs, walking around … Continue reading

June McCall

June McCall

June McCall was a sweet girl who tried to stay good, in Hollywood. The Vargas Girl, cover model told about how she was constantly on the defense, from “sleazy men on casting couches”. When she was a chorus girl, a … Continue reading

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Marion Crane in Psycho: Janet Leigh plays Marion Crane, in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960). In my opinion: In a lot of horror films, I’ve found that if you’re committing sinful acts, you’re fate is sealed. For example, Jason Voorhees in … Continue reading

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

Classic Horror: Freaks, Fiends, and Scream Queens

NERVES OF STEELE: Barbara Steele’s porcelain skin contrasts with her raven-black, hair to create the epitome of Gothic style. Steele’s unusual beauty is what endears her to us. Her eyes are so wide, I can’t decide if they weep innocence … Continue reading

Femme Fatale Series:  Jane Greer in “Out of the Past”

Femme Fatale Series: Jane Greer in “Out of the Past”

Out of the Past is probably, one of my favorite films noir. This 1947 film, is a perfect noir, with narration and flashbacks, throughout the movie. Out of the Past stars Jane Greer as the femme fatale, who kills and … Continue reading

Femme Fatale Series: Joan Bennett in “Scarlett Street”

Femme Fatale Series: Joan Bennett in “Scarlett Street”

Next up, Joan Bennett plays Kitty March in Fritz Lang’s “Scarlett Street”. Kitty is in the racket with her boyfriend Johnny (Dan Duryea) of playing older men, for money. This time Kitty sets her sights on wanna-be artist, Chris Cross … Continue reading

Femme Fatale Series: “GILDA”

Femme Fatale Series: “GILDA”

Could I help but throw everything down and be glued to TCM’s, noir features, Monday night!? Nope. Inspired by the bravery of directors that strayed away from romance, drama, comedy, crime, and musical pictures to come up with a new … Continue reading