Well well well, Halloweens nearly here. Just around the corner! And we feel as if we cannot get ahead on posting all the spooky ghoulish goodies that we’d love to bring to our readers. Today we renounce the horror of Halloween and reflect on a time back in the 1940s, we know our retro readers will enjoy.
Starring a vivacious Veronica Lake as Jennifer, a 15th century Witch, brought into the present time with her father Daniel. Both were imprisoned in a tree until a bolt of lightning freed the pair. In an effort to exact revenge, Jennifer sets out in a diabolical plan to find the ancestors of the bigots who burnt her and her father centuries before.
High-jinks ensue in this romantic comedy, as Jennifer tracks down the puritan Jonathan Wooley (played by Fredric March), who is unhappily engaged at present. The ambitious witch crafts a plan to steal and marry the man, but the only way she can entice him to her eccentric ways is by using a Love Potion.
Tensions mounted on the set, and Lake had a rebellious steak. Making a reputation for herself as being difficult to work with, sneaking weight’s under her dress when March was scripted to effortlessly carry her away. And antics such as wedging her heel into the leading actors foot off camera to throw off her co-star. Lake would fade into obscurity as the pictures evolved in the coming years, leaving behind a legacy of luscious side swept blonde hair, and a notorious attitude of a true Witch.
Uh oh, looks like our favourite part-filipina’s gotten herself in some boiling hot water! Seems that the young actress’ latest ad for Italian brand Miu Miu, has come under fire for it’s negligence when it comes to the safety of our youth!
According to the British Advertising Standards Authority, the ad which depicts the 14 year old Actress woefully wiping a tear as she sits perched on a railroad track, is wrecklessly ‘irresponsible’ for ‘showing a child in a hazerdous or dangerous situation’.
Representatives for the Label claim that the True Grit actress ‘could have easily moved from where she was sitting because she was not restrained in any way.”. But that didn’t Stop the ad, shot by acclaimed photographer Bruce Weber, from being pulled in the UK.
This wouldn’t be the first time an ad was deemed too racy for the market across the Pond. We do recall a recent photo of Dakota’s Flower that caused a similar buzz. Is age really the issue? Was there a real danger? Or are we just finding stupid reasons to fault the aspiration of fashion campaigns?
FX’s groundbreaking and highly original series American Horror Story is unlike anything I’ve ever seen for primetime television. Making it’s way to your local tube courtesy of the folk who brought us Glee, American Horror Story is a robust tale of the classic haunted house told with all the delightful twists a well accomplished horror story should take.
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck paint an image of our America as a gruesome playground for all the spirits (good and bad) to play, but never forgetting the stylish panache it takes to make it in America.
Apart from the fabulous house itself, the actors are a joy, most especially two-time Academy Award winner Jessica Lange who makes her turn as the sassy, cunning, and often caniving neighbour, Constance. In her first regular stint on television, her remarkable performance makes you wonder why she hadn’t done it sooner!
Lange has always been an actress working to sink her teeth into unique, and strong characters. Never shying from the toughest of acting challenges, Lange commands in biographical content such as Frances (1982), where she plays controversial film star Frances Farmer, and Sweet Dreams (1985), where she recounted the life of beloved country icon Patsy Cline. Both films garnered her Academy Award nominations, for which she has earned 6, winning two (Best Actress- Blue Sky (1994), Best Supporting Actress- Tootsie (1982)).
While her performance in American Horror Story isn’t elgible for Academy Award nomination, you can definitely smell Emmy while watching her play the screen with her majestic grace, insatiable voice, and signature style all coming to play in one of television’s finest performances.
Funny enough, Jessica Lange began her career as a model working for Wilhemina before she was discovered by iconic producer Dino De Laurentiis (Barbarella, Blue Velvet) to star in his latest blockbust feature- 1976’s remake of the silent classic, King Kong. While the film was a box office hit, it was virtually panned by critics. Click for a look.
Isn’t she gorgeous, ladies and gentlemen? Let’s give her a round of applause! Comment below.