Thursday, July 14, 2011

Image du Jour

Here is the iconic image of Carroll Baker from Elia Kazan's "scandalous" 1956 classic Baby Doll, which my wife Sarah and I watched again last evening. The film was absurdly denounced by the Catholic League of Decency at time of its release. I once interviewed Richard Blackburn, director of the delightful Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatuural, and he related to me that Lemora had also been condemned by the Catholic League, and he mused, "I felt I must be doing something right to be singled out by the Catholic League of Decency - I mean, Baby Doll was and it's a classic, so I was in fine company".

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