Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck on Her Birthday

I love Barbara Stanwyck. She is one of the most alive and sexy actresses on screen.Her presence is a great gift to movie fans. 107 years ago Stanwyck was born. We are lucky to live in a time where we can watch and enjoy her brilliance. Let's look at a few examples.

This is the classic she's most associated with, Double Indemnity. "How fast was I going?" Can you blame him. It's Barbara and her anklet. Credit also goes to Billy Wilder for the snappy zippy dialogue.

This is from her later years. The TV mini series The Thorn Birds. Earthy, vibrant and sexual even in her later years.

Let's end with her singing in Ball of Fire. It's not a great movie but she's great in it.

What's your favorite Stanwyck performance? Tell all in the comments.

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