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."

4 comments:

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.