The Helen Mirren Files – ‘Age of Consent’

Age of Consent remains a fascinating film of contradictions. The 1969 film, based on the autobiography of the Austrailian painter Norman Lindsay, starred James Mason as painter Bradley Morahan. The Australian painter has lost his muse. On a sparsely inhabited island in the Great Barrier Reef, he finds in a beautiful young girl named Cora,…

LBJBR’s Actor Chronicles – Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren has had a long and varied acting career. She has played characters that range from Elizabeth II to a young girl living in the outback in Austrailia with her grandmother, who poses nude for a painter, who awakens her sexuality. She is one of the most versatile actresses in cinema history Born Helen…

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…