Alan Ladd, Bette Davis, Fredric March, Golden Age Hollywood, Hollywood sex symbols, Joan Crawford, Marlon Brando, Noir, Paramount Pictures, Preston Sturges, Sullivan's Travels, The Blue Dahlia, This Gun for Hire, Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake was in my living room yesterday morning, poised and bored, with the lissome form of a young dancer and the dead eyes of. . .well, the eyes of someone who’s seen her future.
Which, if you’re Veronica Lake, wouldn’t be a cheery vision.
Later the sultriest sex symbol of early 40s Hollywood, Constance Ockelman was kicked out of a Catholic Girl’s School for rebellious behavior (which seems to me indicative of both intelligence and possession of a spine). Continue reading