Friday, August 28, 2009


i like the 'newspaperman/heiress' plot line. it is always fun. the guy is out for a good story, the rich gal is out for more than her spoiled life offers. these films are usually comedies and star really great people. the 1934 hit 'it happened one night' had claudette colbert (of the cheekbones and huge eyes) and clark gable (of the manly smirk) team up and it landed an oscar right on claudette's mantle. i have seen lots of great 'side of the road' scenes in movies. the very notion of being at the mercy of strangers is suspenseful.

photos: very different circumstances.... stunning oil painting by hubert von herkomer/the racy 'leg' scene from 'it happened one night'

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