Tag Archives: Hedy Lamarr

January 2023 Viewing Diary

Friday Night Lights No time like the present. I binged this entire series in a couple weeks. This took commitment, and a couple days of sick leave, while trapped in my hotel room in Memphis, too sick to move. I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lana Turner

You can open up George Eliot’s Middlemarch and find a gem of language on every page. Not an exaggeration. It’s almost overwhelming, you want her to slow down … because her genius is just too much, I am just a … Continue reading

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20 most surprising female performances (Part 2)

Here is Part 1 of the series, great conversation going on in the comments. Join in! HEDY LAMARR, Comrade X Hedy Lamarr, is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful women in the history of cinema. Cameramen fell all … Continue reading

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On the island

— An orgy of reading. Recuperative. I am feeling less shattered than I have. But I hesitate to even say such things. They anger the gods. — Mitchell, Meghan and Luisa came out for the day and it was seriously … Continue reading

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The Books: “Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth” (Lana Turner)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Lana: The Lady, the Legend, the Truth, by Lana Turner You can open up George Eliot’s Middlemarch and find a gem of language on every page. It’s almost overwhelming, you want her to slow down … Continue reading

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Ecstasy (1933): “The Most Talked About Picture In the World”

With that tagline, who could resist? Ecstasy, directed by Bohemia (now Czech)-born Gustav Machatý, was notorious by the time it hit the screens in the US, in 1935. It had been filmed in Prague, and had already been seen by … Continue reading

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Objects in Ecstasy (1933)

Thanks to Kim for the inspiration. I’ll write more about this haunting weird controversial little movie later but for now I just wanted to mention that much of the film is fragmented, we see pieces of people, sides of their … Continue reading

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