— One Summer, America: 1927 by Bill Bryson
We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.
Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975
This woman is amazing.
I never considered it this way.
The first time audiences saw Hedy Lamarr, she was running naked through a field. The second time they saw her, she was in the throes of a very animated orgasm. The next time she appeared on screenâmore than five years laterâsheâd have a new name, a new language, and a new image, but the effect was the same: just the sight of her was enough to stop Hollywood, and audiences across America, in their tracks. But a new name wasnât enough to distance Hedy Lamarr from her past as the âEcstasy Girl,â the star of the so-called âart filmâ thatâ¦
Uh, how did I not know about this when I was in Madrid?
Guys. GUYS. You need to see this film. Need to. It’s beautiful. It has everything. Go as soon as you can. Go now.
"How a black-and-white silent French film, set in Hollywood in 1927, became the talk of the town."
The guy I’m seeing right now posted a link to this film, The Artist, on my Facebook wall a couple of weeks ago (yes, a good sign), and I’ve grown increasingly excited for its US release. The independent movie theatre about 45 minutes from me will begin showing it on Christmas Day. Can’t. Wait.