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Academy Awards! No matter how badly it hurts, we’re going for some Oscar picks…
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Was Bette auditioning to be a munchkin?
I’m thinking Queen of Outer Space…
Wow. Yowza! It is all too much! Marlon running to get his Oscar, his simply sweet speech, the utter bizareness of Ms Davis’ ensemble (for me there are overtones of the evil witch in Cinderella) and yet how she completely owns it…and then the divine Grace…*sigh*
Marlon before he became an ogre! Bette pulling off anything with aplomb! #justlovebette
Happy Oscar Day! Wish the four of us could watch it together! FaceTime might work!!!
Facetime? I would have to load a doohickey on the thingie! xox, V
I admired Marlon Brando as an actor and enjoyed his movies.
On the Waterfront, especially. What a powerful performance.
Hey, Vickie, don’t insult Pixies, I love them! I don’t know what Bette was trying to be, she looks like she’s wandered in from a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on acid.
Oh, look Marlon before he began acting like a joik!
And, Goll-ee, Grace Kelly! Lisa. Carol. Freemont. 🙂
Pixies are among my favorites!
You might like this profile that Truman Capote wrote about Marlon Brando in 1957 for The New Yorker:
That headpiece is HORRIFIC! That’s all I have to say.
I have to say, YOU are absolutely right! I don’t know what’s worse, the shape, or that it sparkles.
Poor Bette! At the time, everyone knew why she wore that glitzy skullcap to the Academy Awards. Now, people look at the photos and think it is because she had some unexplainable eccentric moment. She partially shaved her head for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in “The Virgin Queen,” which was being filmed in March 1955 when the Oscars were held. She wore this thing in order to cover her then-hairless state. She probably could have chosen something prettier, but there was a reason for her seemingly off-the-wall head covering!
Thank you, Mae!
I had no idea. Of course. I wonder if she shaved her head for Elizabeth and Essex, too? She really was amazing.
Yep, it was for a role. How very Bette! Sometimes the simplest explanation is the answer. 🙂 She actually shaved her head for a very specific scene in “The Virgin Queen.”
I am so in love with young Marlon Brando that Bette Davis could have gone naked and I wouldn’t have noticed….
Iconoclast, bad boy, or simply yummy? Check it out Marcheline:
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