Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood’s Ultimate Sex Symbol

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write about Marilyn Monroe.    Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a huge lover of Old Hollywood.    Marilyn Monroe has long been one of my favorite actresses, and this makes her a perfect subject for today’s post! Marilyn Monroe was…

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Clara Bow, the Original “It Girl”

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to write about one of my favorite silent film sirens, Clara Bow!   Clara Bow was born into poverty in Brooklyn New York and found a way out by winning a chance to star in a film.   She grew up with so little and retreated…

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Brigitte Bardot, French Film Icon

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write about the great French film star and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot!    Bardot’s career in film began in the 1950s when she was still a teenager, and it would continue into the 1970s.   She retired from film at age 39, as she believed…

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My Top 30 All-Time Favorite Films

For today’s post, I have decided to share my top thirty favorite films.   They will be in no specific order (as that changes based on my mood).    I have many other films I adore, but these are definitely the top thirty! Bell Book and Candle ~This film starred Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart,…

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Death of Thelma Todd

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday post I have decided to choose the story of the death of Thelma Todd.    I was originally going to do this on a Twitch stream, however, I was not able to do that.    Instead I thought it would make a good topic to cover for Femme Fatale…

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Betty White: A Special Femme Fatale Friday Tribute

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen to do a different kind of post.    While I will be talking about another powerful and inspiring female, I will not focus on just what makes her strong or her life story.    I have chosen to do a bit of a tribute and discussion…

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Jayne Mansfield, Hollywood’s Tragic Sex Symbol

Welcome back my Lovely readers!    For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday here at White Rose of Avalon I have chosen Jayne Mansfield.    Jayne is often thought of only in terms of being an attempted replacement for Marilyn Monroe, or as the “Poor Man’s Marilyn.”   However, she was an intriguing figure in her…

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My Top 5 Favorite Holiday Films

For today’s post I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite holiday films.   Let me know if I include any of your favorites! Number 5: Holiday Inn  ~This is a WWII era film featuring both Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby! Number 4: It’s a Wonderful Life  ~Likely to be a film everyone…

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My Top 20 Witchy Characters

For today’s post, as a bit of a continuation of yesterday’s, I want to countdown my top 20 witch characters across books, films, and television!   For ease I will not be including legendary or mythological figures.    Even with these limitations this list was very difficult to rank, and compile, as I adore all…

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My Top 5 Favorite Vanessa Redgrave Costume Drama Roles

For today’s post I would like to do a count down of my favorite roles played by Vanessa Redgrave in costume dramas.    All five of these films are worth watching, and some are even masterpieces in my opinion.   Without further ado here are the top five costume drama roles portrayed by the great…

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