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I have always liked her movies and thought she was one of the sexiest women from that era.

 

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10 minutes ago, JimBianchi said:

Nice looking woman

Yes,, that's when glamour, style and class was in Hollywood , not like how it is these days.

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“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.”

“Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don’t care what happened before. I don’t even care if I was IN the rest of the damned thing – I’ll take it in those fifteen minutes.”

"Born Ruby Stevens in Brooklyn in 1907 and raised first by her big sister and then in a series of foster homes after her mother died and her father left, Stanwyck consistently downplayed the privations of her childhood. “Foster homes in those days weren’t cruel,” she said, “just impersonal.” But she did eventually admit that her background influenced her work. “I’m a product of crowded places and jammed-up emotions,” she said, “where right and wrong weren’t always clearly defined and life wasn’t always sweet, but it was life.” After a stint dancing on Broadway, Stanwyck headed for Hollywood."

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Class and style we're still... "in style" when my wife and I saw Sinatra at his first... retirement at Cesar's in Vegas...77.  Ya actually dressed up for a Vegas show back then.  The end of an era.

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1 hour ago, DrB said:

Yes,, that's when glamour, style and class was in Hollywood , not like how it is these days.

Exactly: And she was just as good an actress as she was lovely.

 

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Back when women had to pretend to be dumb to be accepted, she flaunted her intelligence in roles where she kicked down the door to the good old boy clubs.  And she looked good doing it. 

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2 hours ago, Fnfalman said:

I primarily recalled watching her in The Big Valley. 

That too but Double Indemnity is a great movie. 

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3 hours ago, 26isbest said:

That too but Double Indemnity is a great movie. 

Except for that bad wig  they had her wear but otherwise an excellent movie.

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12 hours ago, johnbt said:

“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.”

“Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don’t care what happened before. I don’t even care if I was IN the rest of the damned thing – I’ll take it in those fifteen minutes.”

Excellent quote. Thanks...

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