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Sirens of the Tropics

They’re beautiful and exotic and full of sweaty, animal magnetism – here are some of our favorite sirens of the tropics. Enjoy!

Rita Hayworth in Affair in Trinidad (1952) 16 more words

The Building of a Bombshell

They don’t make ’em like they used to.  In the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Dream Factory took in hopeful actresses and turned them into big screen bombshells.   1,848 more words

Movies

The Money Trap

It isn’t the money, it never is. It’s people, the things they want…and the thing’s they’ll do to get it.

While the consensus is that film noir, weakened and wounded by a shifting media and social landscape, shuffled off into the shadows at the tail end of the 1950s, it occasionally lurched back out of the alley and onto the slick, neon-lit main streets.

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Film Noir

REAL MEAN CRITTERS

GILDA AND JOHNNY FARRELL

  

The policeman and the cloakroom attendant talk about Gilda and Johnny as if they are kids.  Johnny works in a casino, and the place is okay but the local policeman and the cloakroom attendant are know-alls who know nothing. 1,562 more words

The Unforgettable Gilda

Today is International Women’s Day. I wanted to do a little piece about one of my favourite female screen characters. Played superbly by Rita Hayworth, Gilda is a character who once seen, it is very difficult to forget. 386 more words

Female Characters

Adolphe McMenjou

Weird.

Adoplphe Menjou (attired as a Scotsman) to Fred Astaire in YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER: “At heart I’m a sentimentalist. I pity you but I love my daughter.” 232 more words

FILM

ORSON WELLES: THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, Funhouse Mirror Ending

The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King. 176 more words

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