Melanie Laurent, one of the stars of “Inglorious Bastards”. I had a Tarantino marathon on the weekend.
Actress Kathleen Turner from “Body Heat”, her breakthrough film. Looking all young and pretty - which means the most to fellow tumblrs- she was notoriously difficult to work with, which is why I hesitated to post a photo of her (You know, ‘beautiful inside’ and all that). However, I suddenly came to the realization that I’M notoriously difficult to work with, so people who live in glass houses…
A young Susan Sarandon, sometime around the period when she appeared in “Joe”, the ultimate NRA fantasy film of the period. Peter Boyle’s working class character and the movie’s popularity likely influenced the decision to bring “All in the Family” to television the following year.
Lee Grant, 1951, nominated for an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” in her first film, “Detective Story”. For refusing to testify against her husband during the “Red Scare” of the early 1950’s, she was banned from making movies for twelve years, but won an Oscar in 1975 for her work in the film “Shampoo”.
Veronica Lake, the Film Noir actress whose tragic life may have ended mysteriously in Montreal in 1973, close to the neighbourhood where I grew up. According to some reliable sources, the trauma of her early experience in a local private girl’s school left her with one desire, never to be buried here. Fate did not comply and a loyal friend and former lover transported her dead body over the border to Vermont, where she was “officially” laid to rest.
Beatrice Arthur (then Bernice Frankel) as an enlisted, truck driving Marine in the 1940’s. She would later go on to play the iconic second wave feminist Maude Findlay, in the tv series, “Maude”, and Dorothy in “Golden Girls”.
Ok, seriously, reblog if you found Miss Reed’s assertive kiss the coolest thing about last night’s episode of Downton Abbey, or if you wish you had the guts to do the same thing and say “It’s 2013”. I threw in a little shot of the actress Lucille Sharp, just for inspiration.
“You think my accent is cute and exotic? Never heard THAT before.”