Saturday, December 05, 2009

Friday Hot on Saturday: Lina Romay

Merry Christmas, from the entire staff at The End Zone!

1943 performance with Xaviar Cugat, "Bombshell From Brooklyn". Miss Romay begins at 1:50.

I don't understand why 1960s flower children were so confident they had invented good sex. Clearly, they had never seen Lina Romay.

An aside ... look at the pose in the striped blouse. I suspect, in the 1940s and 1950s, every professional photographer lined up every actress in that exact pose, and in that exact striped blouse (the stripes to delineate shape?). I feel as if I have seen photos of every 1940s and 50s Hollywood actress in that pose: their arms always plastered flat against the wall, their Maidenformed(?) chests always thrust forward like a statue on a ship's prow (the stripes as nautical hint?), the camera always below - shooting iconically upwards. This pose personifies America in the 1940s and 1950s: healthy, powerful, active, unafraid, and not much interested in nuance. Kudos, 1950s America.

h/t 1, 2, 3

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