Saturday, July 20, 2013

Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon, Day 5

"I'm a tough old broad from Brooklyn. I intend to go on acting until I'm ninety and they won't need to paste my face with make-up."
Some great performers can get very miserly with their talent, hoarding it up like gold and only spending it on Oscar-worthy films. Some lose their courage and stop trying new things. Some becomes caricatures of themselves. One of the wonders of being a Stanwyck fan is that even through eighty-plus movies, there's never a period where you have to avert your eyes and mumble excuses for her. Stanwyck stayed true to herself all the way from the sentimental fantasies of Always Goodbye to the homely Western comforts of The Big Valley. Today runs the full gamut of Barbara Stanwyck's career. Enjoy!

My Reputation (Portraits by Jenni)

Ball of Fire (Old Movies Nostalgia)

Union Pacific (The Kitty Packard Pictorial)

A Taste of Evil (3B Theater: Micro-Brewed Reviews)

The Big Valley (Hamlette's Soliloquy)

Always Goodbye (Movie Classics)

Crime of Passion (Running After My Hat)

1 comment:

  1. Here y'go. Thanks, Aubyn, for hosting and organizing this whole thing with such enthusiasm and good humor! It's been dazzling (and very humbling) reading the posts so far.