hot off the presses is the very latest Really Big special issue of the original bi-monthly publication for noir movie fans; here’s what you’ll find in it:
Just in case the “femmes fatales” title of this post didn’t tip you off in any way, I am happy to go into further detail. As part of The Dark Pages’ 10 year anniversary celebration, this issue looks at the lethal ladies of noir movies, and there are some sensational sirens spotlighted, namely:
Audrey Totter in Tension, Jean Simmons in Angel Face, Virginia Mayo in White Heat, Rita Hayworth in The Lady from Shanghai, Marie Windsor in The Killing and also in The City that Never Sleeps, Gloria Grahame in a lot of noirs, Barbara Stanwyck in more than that, Gene Tierney’s Laura, Lizabeth Scott, another top 10 most persuasive femmes, and an overview of the femme that covers more ladies still.
My contribution is on Yvonne De Carlo in Criss Cross (and I also do my usual TCM noir viewing calendar and DVD/blu shopping list).
Why, it’s a World Cup of Wicked Women!
Any noir fan worthy of the name knows the genre is nothing without its fatal females, so this is really a don’t miss issue, with contributors that include some very special guests, and some of your favorite bloggers.
As usual if you’re a noir movie fan, or a fan of noir movie fans who write about noir, you really will enjoy getting and reading The Dark Pages, so get your issue or commit to a whole subscription — click right here to learn how to order in paper or e version.
and if you don’t check this big issue out, Audrey WILL judge you