Saturday, April 11, 2009

On a Tender Theme

More Rule 5 retro goodness!

Hedy Lamarr (by popular demand). Not just a pretty face, by any means, Hedy was the co-inventor of an anti-jamming torpedo technology that was 20 years before its time.



Laraine Day (born La Raine Johnson) got her start in the movies in a small role in Stella Dallas, and later played Nurse Mary Lamont in the series of Dr. Kildare movies. She also co-starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent with Joel McCrea, and with Cary Grant in Mr. Lucky. A fine actress, with a face of striking beauty.



Jane Greer never hit it really big in Hollywood, but I think she was grossly underappreciated. She was the femme fatale in one of my all-time favorite movies, the classic noir film, Out of the Past.



Gene Tierney was one of the most beautiful women ever seen on the big screen – with long brown hair, a shapely figure and eyes of arctic blue, she was the quintessentially drop-dead gorgeous actress. Check her out as the sociopathic wife in Leave Her to Heaven (sadly, she suffered from severe mental illness as she got older).


And here's something for the ladies; Bad Boy Bob Mitchum...

8 comments:

elcampeador.com said...

Here's one for Paco, via...

http://www.theospark.net/2009/04/great-dancing-by-hope-and-cagney.html

WV: adhero. Shucks ya' didn't have tp do that for me...Garsch.

elcampeador.com said...

TO...Geez.

Paco said...

Thanks, El!

rsnlk said...

Thanks for the Mitchum.

No Sheeples Here! said...

Paco,

I thank you also for the hunky pic of Bobby. Purrrrrrrrrr

troglopundit said...

Awesome. But I thought it was Hedley.

troglopundit said...

Awesome - somebody ought to do a side by side comparison of today's stars and yesterday's.

But I thought it was Hedley.

troglopundit said...

Sorry about the double comment.