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Nothin’ Beats a Noir Dame: Hazel Brooks in “Sleep, My Love”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Considered a failure by director Douglas Sirk, SLEEP, MY LOVE is a decent enough noir for fans of the genre. The film concerns a brittle New York blueblood, played by Claudette Colbert, who is being gaslighted by her … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Dita Von Teese

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As this post alluded to, I recently saw the documentary BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, so I’ve been in a pin-up mood recently. (OK, so I’m always in a pin-up mood.) The documentary made me appreciate how, in this … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Virginia Postrel on Glamour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: For theatrical grace, the audience must not know, or must be willing to overlook, the effort behind the effortlessness. Sprezzatura is an illusion. Even in the naturally gifted, it requires cultivation. “She’s disciplined,” said Humphrey Bogart of Audrey … Continue reading

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Click on the image to enlarge. …Anna May Wong. Photograph by George Hurrell, 1938. Related Virginia Postrel on how Hurrell helped to define Hollywood glamour.

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Anne Hathaway is a national treasure. Thanks to Paleo Retiree for some of the links and Fabrizio del Wrongo for the tags.

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