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Barbara Stanwyck.



Mama said knock you out.




1 bags   ~  Mar 7, 2012 1:53 pm

whoa. i always think of her as the brassy broad on big valley. this is a very different, um, visage.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Mar 7, 2012 1:58 pm

I like the one with the boxing gloves.

3 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 7, 2012 3:05 pm

It was always rumored Barbara was not all that fond of the company of men, was it not?

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 7, 2012 6:22 pm

Barbara Stanwyck is my girl.

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 7, 2012 6:24 pm

She was involved in perhaps the most erotic scene in cinema history, one that amazingly got by the Production Code: the scene in the cabin with Henry Fonda in "The Lady Eve," 1941.

If anyone can think of a more erotic scene in cinema, I'd love to know what it is.

(Seriously, I'd *love* to know what it is!)

6 RIYank   ~  Mar 7, 2012 7:16 pm

[5] Well, Liz Taylor as Maggie the Cat. Heats up the tin roof pretty well with Paul Newman.

7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Mar 7, 2012 7:45 pm

Those 1940s dames...yowzer.

8 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 7, 2012 10:49 pm

By the way, my observation in [3] was just that. Big fan of Ms. Stanwyck - especially Double Indemnity, The Lady Eve and of course, as Sugarpuss O'Shea in Ball of Fire.

[5] Grant and Bergman in Notorious.

9 Boatzilla   ~  Mar 8, 2012 5:16 am

[2] I like the foist one. Goddamn, whatta nose!

10 Yankee Mama   ~  Mar 8, 2012 7:53 am

[9] The nose is divine. Does that nose even get hired today?

[5] Postman Always Rings Twice is pretty hot. Both the original with John Garfield and Lana turner or Nicholson and Lange heated it up pretty darn well.

11 Boatzilla   ~  Mar 8, 2012 10:37 am

[10] Both are good. Lange in her prime. Where's a nose like Babb's anymore.

In my Japan life, I have been complimented on my huge schnozzle so much that I began to take pride in it. I hope my daughter develops the Boatman nose in the long run....it's still a work in progress.

12 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 8, 2012 11:39 am

[6] [8] [10]


I actually haven't seen "Postman!"

I haven't seen "Notorious" in years and all I remember about it was that it was a great film...which one was that, the nazi one?

And yes, Liz in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is no slouch.

13 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 8, 2012 12:07 pm

[12] Yep, with Claude Rains. Here's Ebert on that famously erotic kissing scene with Grant and Bergman:

"The production code forbade a kiss lasting longer than three seconds, and so Bergman and Grant alternate kissing with dialogue and eyeplay, while never leaving one another's arms. The sequence begins on a balcony overlooking Rio, encompasses a telephone call and a discussion of the dinner menu, and ends with a parting at the apartment door, taking three minutes in all. The three-second rule led to a better scene; an actual 180-second kiss might look like an exercise in slobbering. "

14 ColoYank   ~  Mar 8, 2012 1:39 pm

Okay, mission accomplished, I'm out cold.

That second pic is the best shot of Babs I've ever seen. And as for her orientation, if it's okay for the girls to swoon over Rock Hudson or Ricky Martín, then I'm gonna swoon over Babs.

15 Matt Blankman   ~  Mar 8, 2012 1:48 pm

[14] I never stopped swooning.

16 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 9, 2012 4:11 pm

[13] Very cool, thanks, Matt! I'm jazzed up already. I suppose it's high time I revisit that film, huh?

[14] Indeed. And for that record, I swoon over Cary Grant, though I don't swing that way. Human sexuality, man, it's a glorious and mysterious thing.

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 9, 2012 4:11 pm

err, for that *matter*.

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