She’s got legs. And she knows how to use them.

The Crowd Roars (1932)

Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Joan Blondell – whose legs we see in the first grab – lived long enough to appear – very entertainingly – in an Elvis movie (Stay Away Joe, 1968). She and Elvis have a great scene together!

This is how my mind works. It’s a Venn diagram of meaningless connections criss-crossing the centuries. Everything reminds me of something else and Elvis is everywhere.

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5 Responses to She’s got legs. And she knows how to use them.

  1. Speaking of Elvis, I’ve been wondering if you’re familiar with the Golden Gate Quartet. I grew up listening to my grandfather’s old records and just found out that Elvis was a huge fan. They were the first Black group to sing at Constitution Hall in D.C. (Roosevelt’s inauguration); disappointed that this did not herald a new era in racial equality, they ended up in France for, I think, the remainder of their time. There were personnel changes over the years–for my money their best stuff is the old stuff. My favorites include “Run On” and “Job” from, I think, the 30s. (“Stalin Wasn’t Stallin'”!) Anyway, you probably know all this–I’m posting here just in case. They were great.

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