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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Nina Mae, Anna May, but LuLu will.

Nina Mae McKinney by Ruth Harriet Louise, Anna May Wong by George Hurrell, and Louise Brooks by Steichen.


Blogger M said...

I had never heard that pun! :D And great series of vintage posters. Is the last image a martini shaker, was Powell a martini man? The post about Helen Twelvetrees was also very interesting. It's a shame her performance as Blanche Dubois wasn't immortalized on film.

12:48 AM  
Blogger jtk said...

Hi Mariana, A lightbulb went on in my head when I came up with that one. That's a Chase coctail set with a "Gaiety" shaker. Powell was a drinking man, at least on screen with his early Nick Charles/Thin Man Series portrayals. Poor Helen Twelvetrees. That was one of her last public performances. It's amazing how many stars of the early talkie era came to a tragic end. On a lighter note, did you ever hear this one? Why was it that Helen Twelvetrees was Rin Tin Tin's favorite actress? Because he had 12 places to p-- Those are the kind of jokes that killed vaudeville.

3:10 PM  
Blogger M said...

No, never heard that one either. :D

3:53 AM  
Blogger michaelE said...

Anna May Wong by George Hurrell - 1938

5:20 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Thanks MichaelE.

6:19 PM  

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