Dark City Dames

Dark City Dames

The Wicked Women of Film Noir

Book - 2001
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The author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir introduces readers to the genre's sizzling femme fatales, from Jane Greer and Claire Trevor to Ann Savage and Evelyn Keyes. Reprint.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2001
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060988548
Branch Call Number: 791.430280922 Mul 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xi, 292 p. :,ill


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"harry cohn cast her to star in THE JOLSON STORY and stuck his 'paw in her crotch, saying, 'save that for me.'" "I never compared myself to other actresses, I just accepted that what I was given was good for me." " I was the dutiful daughter, I wanted to please them (the film studio)." "Cohn developed fixations on some of his actresses." "an inquisitive phone call from Errol Flynn earned Evelyn Keyes a face slapping from her Hungarian director husband." "on 9-25-33, john Huston killed a pedestrian while driving down Sunset Blvd. it set L. B. Mayer back some 400,000 dollars to hush it up with William Randolph Hearst." "Evelyn chose Huston over Flynn at a dinner party in Beverly Hills because she liked Huston's voice." "Stanley Kubrick was upbraided by Sterling Hayden's agent after THE KILLING's initial showing." "Cohn was curious about the size of Kirk Douglas' penis, and pestered Keyes about it." of the four ladies, ann savage appears to be the most beautiful, with evelyn keyes coming in a close second, and the other two, possessing a more idiosyncratic charm. contemporarily, concerning all the bru-haha over the Harvey Weinstein, scandal, I have to wonder, "did he ever have successful intercourse, or are those lucky recipients for some reason, keeping under the covers?" when the harpies are on the loose, rampaging, as they appear to be, you stand alone, my friend, they've never forgotten the witch trials, you see.

mapmusic17 Apr 05, 2014

5 Stars. Another well written Eddie Muller book about the bad girls of the B movies. Nice before and after pictures. Also check out Dark City also by Eddie Muler.

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