Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Barbara Stanwyck!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five Thursday)

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

7 comments:

  1. When Paramount needed a femme fatale, screwball broad, black widow, or plucky damsel, Missy was their go-to girl.

    And, yes, she was always a looker - even rating a Vargas pinup in Stars and Stripes during WWII.

    BTW, it's spelled Stanwyck.

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    1. Thanks! I usually catch any misspellings when I go to IMDb. I plead insanity.

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  2. Great!

    And she was also Mrs. Barkley from The Big Valley.

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    1. Yes. The story of Stockton, before it went bankrupt!

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  3. Even before your choice for the week, that little connection has hit me more than once.

    Stockton is the northern terminus of the San Joaquin Valley ("The Big Valley") and its agricultural wealth was as big a bonanza as the Gold Rush, which was why the SPRR wanted to force the ranchers off the land, which led to the Mussel Slough Shootout, which was the historical background for the show.

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    1. I wonder how those ranchers would have reacted to the announcement that Stockton could not longer pay its bills? Tar and feathers? Run 'em out of town on a rail? (No pun intended) Repossess city hall?

      I suspect that justice would have been a little rougher than the courts today.

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