Monday, May 17, 2010

In Praise of Brunettes

I get the fascination with blondes. It's something that doesn't happen in nature much, and represents youth; some people (myself included) were born towheads and darkened.

But for every icy blond there's a sultry brunette. Grace Kelly's cool flame in "Mogambo" is arguably upstaged by Ava Gardner's rampant Eloise Kelly.

And in "The Birds", Sego-slim Aston-Martin driving 'Tippi' Hedren is contrasted with whisky-voiced Suzanne Pleshette, who makes three minutes smoking in a robe more compelling than the rest of the movie..

Photo: the internets

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