"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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Girl of the Day - Maria Montez

Here's a new one for me... actress Maria Montez, born a hundred years ago today in 1912.   She was Dominican, and rose to fame playing hot-blooded Latin seductresses in big-budget Technicolor films like Arabian Nights (1942), White Savage (1943), Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944), Cobra Woman (1944), Gypsy Wildcat (1944), and Sudan (1945).

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