Bow was born in Brooklyn in 1905. She was naturally a redhead but darkened the strawberry blonde color with henna so it would appear darker on screen. She was noted for introducing the flapper to popular culture. She had a reputation for outrageous behavior much of which was debunked. She was once blackmailed by a tabloid publisher who was convicted and spent 8 years in prison.
While the initial designs were simple, this homegrown knitting movement eventually developed into a couture knitting collective where members would produce incredibly complex colorwork designs on impossibly tiny needles. One of the hallmarks of Bohus Stickning (or Bohus Knitting) is the use of purl stitches alongside knit stitches in the colorwork bands to add texture as well as color.
Shirley Temple was actually born "Shirley Temple" April 1928 in Santa Monica, California. She was the number one box office draw from 1935-1938 but was hurt by the same "box office poison" article that had hurt Joan Crawford and Katherine Hepburn's careers.
The caption in Getty Images reads. . ."England, 1940, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) pictured with her two daughters Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret as they take part in knitting to help with war charities during World War Two."
This week's post is about Doris Day. I do not even know where to start or end with her. Her knitting just seems to be icing on the cake. She was in the first movie to gross $1 million, "That Touch of Mink" with Cary Grant. As of 2012, she was the box office ranking actress of all time and among the top 6 actors of all time.
Eleanor Parker born June 26, 1922 in Cedarville, Ohio and was a very versatile actress. You hear that said of a lot of actresses but Parker played opposite Kirk Douglas in "Detective Story" and opposite Frank Sinatra in "The Man with the Golden Arm."
Vivian Leigh was born in 1913 in Darjeeling in India. She won two Academy Awards, one for her role in "Gone with the Wind" and the other for "A Streetcar Named Desire." She won a Tony for her role in "Tovarich." Leigh's salary of $100,000 for her role as Blanche Dubois made her the highest paid British actress in 1951.
I have been on a Basil Rathbone kick lately thanks to the "Attaboy Clarence" podcast. Episode 36 was titled "Basil the Great" and covered his roles in movies. He talked a little about "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and how Errol Flynn has bling sewn on his costume and Maid Marian rides Trigger. I had to go check it out.
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