"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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Girl of the Day - Jean Simmons

It's Jean Simmons' birthday -- she would have been 83 today.   One of my favorites, although really only for a handful of movies in the 1950s, including Guys and Dolls, The Big Country and Spartacus.   Here she is in a great scene from Guys and Dolls, with the unlikely musical star, Marlon Brando:

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