Felix In Hollywood

A Blog for the Smart Set

Thursday, April 14, 2011

You Dirty Sew And Sew!

Miss Bennett at work.

"In 20th Century Fox's "Man Hunt" Joan Bennett plays a street walker, much to the distress of the Hays gentry, who feel that the movies shouldn't recognize such unfortunate facts of life.

After long cogitation, they finally came up with a ruse to camouflage Miss Bennett's screen character.  They ruled that the studio must install in her room and display prominently - a sewing machine!"

-from the syndicated column "Jimmie Fidler In Hollywood", April 13, 1941.

Joan has a light snack before running up a new skirt on the machine in the background.

Joan says, "I got yer bobbin."


Ask the Cool Cookie said...

You have to wonder what they were smoking in the Hayes Office. I guess if a girl had a sewing machine, she at least was someone who had an ounce of domesticity in her.

normadesmond said...

is walter her pimp?

mrpeenee said...

I think Walter was probably pedaling her Singer, if you know what i mean. If you do, let me know, because I don't.

VP81955 said...

Nice to meet a prostie who can sew her own outfits.