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Animal behavior: Creatures on film

ridesabike:

Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      
NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

Elaine Stritch is my goddess

ridesabike:

Elaine Stritch rests her bike, reads a note, almost causes a riot.      

NEW YORK, June 26—TOLD TO KEEP HER SHIRT ON – Blonde Elaine Stritch, understudy to Ethel Merman in the Broadway hit, “Call Me Madam,” wears halter and shorts which cause her arrest in Central Park. Today she was fined $1 and told by Magistrate Emilio Jones, “A beautiful girl like you could cause a small riot and cause a large crowd to collect by removing your shirt.” “Well,” she replied, “I was there all day and nothing happened.” (AP, 1951)

Elaine Stritch is my goddess

Idk why but this is what that reminds me of

Idk why but this is what that reminds me of

(Source: asabnyc, via taaylow)

wehadfacesthen:

David O. Selznick (producer), Joan Fontaine (actress), Alfred Hitchcock (director), and Judith Anderson (actress) at the 13th Academy Awards, 1941. All 4 were up for Oscars for Rebecca, which had eleven nominations but only won for Best Picture (Selznick) and Best Cinematography (George Barnes).

wehadfacesthen:

David O. Selznick (producer), Joan Fontaine (actress), Alfred Hitchcock (director), and Judith Anderson (actress) at the 13th Academy Awards, 1941. All 4 were up for Oscars for Rebecca, which had eleven nominations but only won for Best Picture (Selznick) and Best Cinematography (George Barnes).

wehadfacesthen:

Joan Fontaine in Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941)

via marypickfords

I have an always reblog policy for Joan Fontaine

litchfieldprisonblues:

THIS IS LESS THAN TWO MILES FROM MY HOUSE BUT I HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW AND I’M GOING TO CRY SO MUCH

I could walk here from work!!!!!

litchfieldprisonblues:

THIS IS LESS THAN TWO MILES FROM MY HOUSE BUT I HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW AND I’M GOING TO CRY SO MUCH

I could walk here from work!!!!!

B-movie television: the Feminist Frontier
"These shows can be sloppy. They throw out loose ends that don’t get tied up. But they leave you with something to chew on. Like the best B-movies of yore, these television shows reveal honest ideas about our time, wrapped up in a sweet package that leaves us always wanting more. Unlike the movies, though, these shows provide more jobs for women than cinema does. And the team-based structure helps to ensure that the prestige is distributed more evenly. When it comes down to it, women need to write and create our own stories. We need to represent ourselves in all of our diversity. In commercial cinema, we’re fighting a losing battle. While the landscape on television isn’t a whole lot better, it offers a ray of light that may eventually lead us to greater representation in popular media."
Click here to read the whole article 

B-movie television: the Feminist Frontier

"These shows can be sloppy. They throw out loose ends that don’t get tied up. But they leave you with something to chew on. Like the best B-movies of yore, these television shows reveal honest ideas about our time, wrapped up in a sweet package that leaves us always wanting more. Unlike the movies, though, these shows provide more jobs for women than cinema does. And the team-based structure helps to ensure that the prestige is distributed more evenly. When it comes down to it, women need to write and create our own stories. We need to represent ourselves in all of our diversity. In commercial cinema, we’re fighting a losing battle. While the landscape on television isn’t a whole lot better, it offers a ray of light that may eventually lead us to greater representation in popular media."

Click here to read the whole article