Vilgot Sjoman: Sweden’s Forgotten Film Genius?

Ingmar Bergman casts a large shadow in his native Sweden even today. Whenever you talk about Swedish, it’s not too long before his name is brought up, even 11 years after his death. The Swedish film  industry has had a long and creative history. It has produced many talented and brilliant film auteurs, Ingmar Bergman…

Sex Symbol of the 1930s – Jean Harlow

How do we, as a modern audience approach judgement of an actress such as Jean Harlow. Granted, despite everyone’s lofty opinion of ourselves, life varies only in the cosmetic and inconsequential. Computers and technology haven’t advanced. Elon Musk and  Stephan Hawking can bullshit us as much as they like. We are still the problem. No…

Sex Symbol of the 1930s- Carole Lombard

Though her career was cut short due to a plane crash in 1942, Carole Lombard would leave her mark on the world of cinema. Starting out in the silent era, Lombard would do her best work in as a comedy actress. She would thrive in the zany rapid fire dialogue of the “Screwball Comedies” of…

Sex Symbol of 1990s – Mimi Rogers – The Naughty Version

Once Mrs. Tom Cruise, then a star of some lesser indie films, onto star of a made for cable film and then again indie films and being a critics’ darling again. Mimi Rogers was a struggling actress, looking for a way to catch a break. Minor roles came her way on cable shows and lackluster…

Sex Symbol of the 90s: Mimi Rogers – The PG Version

Once Mrs. Tom Cruise, then a star of some lesser indie films, onto star of a made for cable film and then again indie films and being a critics’ darling again. Mimi Rogers was a struggling actress, looking for a way to catch a break. Minor roles came her way on cable shows and lackluster…

Sex Symbol of the 19 Teens: Theda Bara

Cast yourself back through the decades of film history;  past Farrah Fawcett, Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe; past Hedy LaMarr, Rita Hayworth, and Betty Grable; all the way to the beginning. There you will find Hollywood and cinema first sex symbol. She was dark, exotic and mysterious or  so the Hollywood studio hype machine would…

Sex Symbol of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and Beyond: Helen Mirren

+ What can one say about Helen Mirren that has already not been said? Among the most desired females in history,  maybe? Mirren is a seductress that continues to charm audiences world wide. She radiates a smoldering very earthy sexiness behind that proper, and very gorgeous facade. She is a modern day Nell Gwynn. Flying…