Saturday, July 30, 2011
Forbidden images: vamps & tramps
The burlesque practitioners I wrote about yesterday revel in the glamor, performance art, self-expression, and humor aspects of their routines. The movie house personnel who censored the clips in this collage obviously found nothing funny in women at ease in their bodies! No no, these red-hot mamas are très dangereuse and must be obliterated! According to "cinegraphic," who uploaded the footage: "All of the clips used in this film came from a reel of 35mm nitrate found in an old theater somewhere in Pennsylvania. The projectionist clipped these scenes to meet local moral standards of the time."
For a movie star who smoldered, it's hard to surpass Greta Garbo. Watch and swoon as she takes command of passionate love scenes with John Gilbert and other co-stars in the 10-CD boxed set Greta Garbo: The Signature Collection. Michelle Pfeiffer singing "Makin' Whoopee" lounging on the piano in The Fabulous Baker Boys is nothing to sneeze at either; nor is Elizabeth Taylor swanning around in fur coats, slips, and skin-tight dresses in Butterfield 8.
What say you re the sexiest women in film?