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Idols Of The Silver Screen No. 16 – Louise Brooks

The Foxling’s Louise set on flickr

“Lulu In Berlin” pt 1 of 4 – Louise interviewed in 1984 by Richard Leacock

The Louise Brooks Society website is pretty much all you need.

“Pandora’s Box” 1929 – full length on youtube

Short french language film – a journalist is determined to write the definitive article on Louise Brooks. His younger colleague can’t understand the obsession.

NSFW pics from VintageGal’s tumbler blog

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Idols Of The Silver Screen No. 15 – Alastair Sim

Filmography & theatre career

Full filmography on imdb

Scurrilous Gossip via The Daily Mail

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Idols Of The Silver Screen No. 14 – Divine

Dreamland – the definitive John Waters site.

Divine on squidoo

Excellent article on findadeath

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Idols Of The Silver Screen No. 13 – Sydney Poitier

Blog post including extracts from “Measure Of A Man”.

Sydney in wikipedia

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Idols Of The Silver Screen No. 12 – Robert Mitchum

imdb biography

The Sundowners 1960 – full length on dailymotion

Mitchum’s marijuana “scandal”

A reflective blog post including the Cannes topless model photos.

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Idols Of The Silver Screen No. 11 – Brenda Blethyn

Brenda on imdb

Interview with Brenda last year.

Brenda on BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs, 2005.

Yesterday I watched “Plots With A View”, a sweet, black comedy of middle-aged romance starring Brenda, Alfred Molina & Christopher Walken. Not easy to find (LoveFilm don’t have it) but it’s on Pirate Bay

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Idols Of The Silver Screen No. 10 – Barbara Stanwyck

Overview of her career

I fell in love with her as a child in the early ’60s, seeing her in The Big Valley

Tribute vid on youtube –

“Lady Of Burlesque” aka “The Striptease Murders”
is available, full length, on youtube

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