Jackie Gleason in steam cabinet, New York, 1952.
Noirvember day 6
Lucille Ball has a change of pace role as the loyal secretary of a private eye in this film noir about a man being set up for a murder rap. in the 1940’s Lucy was under contract to MGM, but was not happy with the secondary roles that she was receiving there, so after suing MGM to get out of her contract, in an effort to retaliate and punish her, they loaned her out to 20th Century Fox to make this low budget black and white movie. It was the only Fox movie that Lucy ever made.
Because of all this Lucy was not a happy camper on this set, but on camera she still gave the role her all. She is perky and energetic as the secretary who falls in love with her boss and sticks by him no matter the dark morass he falls into. But Ball hated her performance and actually suffered a nervous breakdown during filming because of the tyrannical methods of director Henry Hathaway.
- Source TCM
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Eartha Kitt, American singer, actress, dancer and cabaret star.
Princess Leia and her stunt double sunbathing on Jabba the Hutt’s ship.
this is the most awesome thing I’ll see all day.
Date With the Television, 1956 - Illustration by John P. Falter.
Diane Arbus, An Empty Movie Theater, N.Y.C., 1971
1. stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one’s own.
2. the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot, i.e. an intolerant and prejudiced person, i.e. the state of mind of a bigot - someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats or views other people with fear, distrust, hatred, contempt, or intolerance on the basis of a person’s opinion, ethnicity, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.
Etymology: from French bigoterie, from Old French -name applied contemptuously to the Normans by the French, of obscure origin.