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Jan 30, 2010

When movie fashion shows go TERRIBLY TERRIBLY WRONG

From the incomparable "Back Street," starring Susan Hayward. Gowns by Jean Louis. TRIVIA QUIZ: Can you name the seated dowager in the lavender cocktail ensemble?

BEST LINES:

HE: "Get out of that car or there'll be a scene you'll never forget -- right here!"

SHE: "Sounds fascinating! Give me a raincheck."

13 comments:

  1. Ah! What happens? Were they killed?!?!?!? I LOVE old movies - I used to watch them with my mom ALL the time. She had a wonderful collection of videos... I'm gonna go update my Netflix queue now! Thanks for the great clip! PS - WHHHOOO is that woman in the lavendar? - She looks so familiar, but I just can't remember who she is!

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  2. Is it Lovie Howell? I think it's Lovie Howell.

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  3. Wow. "I'm going where you'll never find me." Deathless prose, that.

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  4. Eruditeslacker, you've one a lovely Hamilton Beach electric can opener.

    If you'd have said Natalie Schafer we'd have thrown in a deluxe Smith-Corona manual typewriter. Sorry.

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  5. Interesting thing about John Gavin was that he was one of those early Hispanic/Latino American ethnic actors (Mexican and California Spanish) who father changed his name from Golenor to Gavin to fit in to a white American society at the time. (Think Anthony Quinn.) Glad times have changed. John Gaven later became ambassador to Mexico under Reagan's administration.

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  6. Now that's some interesting trivia, Lozzen.

    Of course, as an actor, he was really just a Rock Hudson clone...

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  7. Yes, a Rock Hudson clone I know but I see I did not win one of those enviable Sunbeam toasters. =D

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  8. Would you settle for a used spatula?

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  9. Wow. Awesome.
    And I recognized both Lovey and Lucy, but dammit, I wasn't fast enough! Maybe next time!
    -Sandra

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  10. This was my favorite movie growing up! I used to peruse the TV guide (these were pre video/dvd days) to catch it whenever it aired. What a tear-jerker!

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  11. OOps, glad I was late to this one 'cause I was gonna guess Lee Patrick (Cosmo Topper's wife). I wouldn't've wanted to get hit by that typewriter! haha

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  12. Weren't Rock Hudson and John Gavin both discovered by Henry Willson, along with most of the other movie hunks of that era? If I recall correctly they were, so that might explain the similarity. He discovered more Hollywood talent that almost any other agent back in the day...

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  13. Bryan, I think you're right. It's uncanny that John Gavin has the EXACT SAME VOICE as Rock Hudson, isn't it?

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