Sunday, July 01, 2007

City of Women

To me, Debbie Harry (b. 1945) persists as the sexiest rock star of all time.

The tragically depressed Peg Entwistle (1908-1932). After appearing in Thirteen Women (1932) with Myrna Loy (who, three years older, plays a vengeful Chinese woman), Ms. Entwistle climbed to the top of the famous Hollywood sign and took a swan dive to her death. Myrna Loy, of course, went on to Thin Man fame, playing Nora Charles. Indeed, Loy survived four husbands and lived until 1993.

Geneviève Bujold is fantastic in Le roi de coeur / King of Hearts (1966) opposite Alan Bates. The movie itself is a bittersweet anti-war satire set in a French town about to be blown up by the retreating Germans. The story revolves around escaped inmates of a lunatic asylum. It's a choice film for my "The Great War and the 1920s" class.

Today's Rune: Joy. July 1st: 2007 at midpoint.

Heap'o'Birthdays: Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, Léon Jouhaux, Georgia Tom Dorsey, William Wyler (b. Wilhelm Weiller), Estée Lauder (b. Josephine Esther Mentzer), Peg Entwistle, Willie Dixon, Olivia de Havilland, Moustapha Akkad, Leslie Caron, Jamie Farr (b. Jameel Joseph Farah), Jean Marsh, Sydney Pollack, Claude Berri, Karen Black (b. Karen Blanche Ziegler), Twyla Tharp, Geneviève Bujold, Debbie Harry, Fred Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, Diana Frances Spencer Princess of Wales, Pamela Anderson, Missy Elliott, Julianne Nicholson, Claire Forlani, Liv Tyler(Rundgren).

Bon voyage!


JR's Thumbprints said...

I'd have to agree on that sexiest female rock star status. Blonde sure was ahead of its time; yet, I'd have to admit that Harry's "Rockbird" with the song "French Kissing" is rather lame. How about Natalie Merchant? Maybe not pure rock-n-roll, but I find her rather appealing and definitely as talented as Harry.

Charles Gramlich said...

blonde was certainly sexy. Sexiest of all time? I'd have to think about that, and would probably enjoy the process.

Erik Donald France said...

Tina Turner is next in my book. She also has a more powerful voice.

the walking man said...

I have to agree on the voice of Natalie Merchant but I have to throw Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin into the mix for voice power and lyric.

Sexiest? I have no idea seeing as I never watch videos and haven't been to a live show since '79