12.15.2007

                   
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2 minutes & 28 seconds of Women in Film
(with a few glaring omissions)

This one's for my mom:

I'm not a big fan of 'morphing', so I'm not sharing this video with you for the production quality. Instead, I'm sharing it with you because it's 2 minutes and 28 seconds of talented and beautiful women who have graced the silver screen nicely compiled by Philip Scott Johnson of St. Louis (aka eggman913@gmail.com). I had no idea is existed until my dear and beautiful friend (and celebrity manicurist), Jenna shared it with me.




Not a fan of old movies? Or born after 1980?
Probably don't know who many of those fabulous actresses are then.

Here's some help, in the proper order:

Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Ruth Chatterton, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Vivien Leigh, Greer Garson, Hedy Lamarr, Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Olivia de Havilland, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, Loretta Young, Deborah Kerr, Judy Garland, Anne Baxter, Lauren Bacall, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Audrey Hepburn, Dorothy Dandridge, Shirley MacLaine, Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Janet Leigh, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Ann Margret, Julie Andrews, Raquel Welch, Tuesday Weld, Jane Fonda, Julie Christie, Faye Dunaway, Catherine Deneuve, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sigourney Weaver, Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter, Jodie Foster, Angela Bassett, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek, Sandra Bullock, Julianne Moore, Diane Lane, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry

Who's Missing?
Excellent list there Philip... but.... there are several other deserving actresses who didn't make the cut, so to speak. Rather than start naming all the contemporary actresses who ought to be listed (because there are several... can you say jennifer jason leigh? lilli taylor? any of the Redgraves? )

However, I'd rather point out the Femme Fatales from the days of the Silver Screen (many who were academy award winners to boot) who were no doubt, inadvertently left out. Like: Myrna Loy, Rosalind Russell, Celeste Holm, Doris Day, Esther Williams, Veronica Lake, Jane Russell and Debbie Reynolds.


Above left: Myrna Loy Above right: Rosalind Russell


Above left: Celeste Holm Above right: Jane Russell


Above left: Doris Day Above right: Esther Williams


Above left: Debbie Reynolds Above right: Veronica Lake

Beautiful score, right?
That's Bach's Prelude from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma

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