Friday, September 5, 2008

Old Acquaintance

Miss Miriam Hopkins, seen here looking rather riper than I imagined Thackeray's heroine, from the poster for her 1935 Technicolor epic Becky Sharp .

The then-new technology was still a tricky thing and did not please all audiences. One critic wrote that it made the performers resemble "boiled salmon dipped in mayonnaise," which may be tasty, but is hardly what one wants from the heroine of a Regency potboiler.

1 comment:

  1. This image makes Ms. Hopkins look like salmon, dipped in Mae West.