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

Lady Day  – July 17, 1959

Lady Day – July 17, 1959

On July 17, 1959, the music stopped. Tragically, we lost the beautiful & talented, Billie Holiday, or as Lester Young nicknamed her: “Lady Day”. Billie was a pioneer of jazz music, becoming a mainstream, female, African-American singer. Her vocals “changed … Continue reading

Ginger Rogers, The Dancing Queen

Ginger Rogers, The Dancing Queen

Marc Bolan, of the band T-Rex, sang: “I danced myself right out the womb..” I believe this musical line applies to the legendary, Ginger Rogers. Ginger was a “Cosmic Dancer”, winning a “Charleston” dance competition at age, 14. Ginger’s fame … Continue reading