Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Anne Francis, 1930-2011

Above, Anne Francis in uncharacteristic bad girl pose. She was one of the more attractive unusual '50s starlets who had an interesting career, best known of course for her Altaira with Robby the Robot in FORBIDDEN PLANET in '55, but also in BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, BATTLE CRY, DREAMBOAT and others, she was astonishingly busy - IMDB lists 167 credits of hers. In 1960 she was the air stewardess in THE CROWDED SKY, perhaps the best of those 'doomed flight' scenarios, with John Kerr who also played her pimp that year in GIRL OF THE NIGHT (already reviewed here, as per Anne Francis label). In the '60s she was HONEY WEST a now highly regarded cult tv series (rather like THE AVENGERS). I never saw it back then but have just ordered the box set. Should be a blast! Here's to Anne!

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