Friday, May 25, 2007

Fave Foto Friday (unsung comedic actress editon)


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fff from the house of thunderpussy

fff at the morning martini

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Her name was Patsy Kelly, and she made a string of short films (with actress Thelma Todd), as well as a slew of feature films in the 30's 40's. Always playing the brash, sassy, street-wise type, Kelly was also a gifted physical comedian.

A dry spell hit in the late 40's causing Kelly to work as a maid for a bit. Eventually she found stage work and then made her way back into film.

In 1967 she appeared as the abrasive Lara Louise in Rosemary's Baby where she got to utter the classic line, "I used to get cramps so bad, my husband would give me gin through a straw!".

She was also a lesbian and alleged lover of Tallulah Bankhead.

While not known for her looks, I think she looks terrific in this studio shot from 1935.

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