"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

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Girl of the Day - More Sedate Than Yesterday's (Barbara Stanwyck)

The Regular Wife brought the heat for yesterday's gratuitous Jayne Mansfield shot, so we'll go more sedate today.   It's Barbara Stanwyck's birthday.  Stanwyck starred in at least a couple of my absolutely favorite old movies, Frank Capra's Meet John Doe with Gary Cooper and Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve with Henry Fonda.   Here's a great scene from the latter with Fonda, where a con-artist (Stanwyck) romances a nerdy scientist (Fonda):

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