August 30, 1906

Joan Blondell, the patron Goddess of this blog and once one of the most aggressively hot women to step before a camera, was born on this day in 1906 . . . and, yes, that would make her 100 years old. Among other things, we here at If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger . . . would ask all of you in honor of this day to do your damndest to locate a print of the molten, rumored-to-have-been-destroyed 1933 film Convention City before all memory of its long whispered, sordid wonder has faded from the mists of recollection.

(how's that for purple prose)

Many thanks to David Hudson and Green Cine Daily for including an item on this event (otherwise I would never have known).

1 comment:

Vanwall said...

An inspired little series! Saint Joan can save my soul any day! If anyone did, she embodied the soul of Hollywood, especially the the soft, bouncy bits. ;-)