Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Queen of Poverty Row

Sometimes, all the art in the world - costume, bijouterie, warpaint, hairmongering - can't hide the fact that there, in the words of Miss Stein, there's just no there there.

For a case study in this kind of anti-charisma, I give you: Vera Hruba Ralston, Republic's answer to Norma Shearer. But at least Norma had It, of a sort. Vera Hruba ... not so much.


  1. Give the lady props - she insulted Hitler to his face.

  2. Oh - absolutely. But it still doesn't make me want to sit through The Navy vs. The Night Monster...