"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, May 9, 2011

Girl Monday - Kim Novak

Kim Novak was never really my cup of tea; something about her looks seemed a little too harsh for my taste.   But she was a huge star in the late 1950s in great movies like The Man With the Golden Arm, Picnic, and Vertigo (opposite Frank Sinatra, William Holden and Jimmy Stewart, respectively).   In Picnic, she has one of the iconic scenes in history, dancing on the pier with Holden:

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