Yowza would be the word. I never knew Hayworth could do this! I somewhere got the idea she was just a pinup, so I never made the effort.How familiar are you with "Flying Down To Rio"? There are several yowzas in there; particularly the whole "Carioca". Eye-popping. I'm riveted every time I see it; and I love to introduce it to people with the eyes to see, but who don't know it. Then we learn that not only was this Rodgers' first movie with Astaire- but she did not know how to dance when this was shot. Once you know that, you can indeed spot several places where she is totally faking it- well, of course. She practiced a lot afterwards!
Rita had this...thing. She was firmly planted in something authentic always. I find her so endearing and wonderful- and the way she danced! She just had this spirit of abandon that carries you away with her!"Flying Down To Rio" is on my list for my next rainy Sunday!
"Rita had this...thing" Yep. Some women literally radiate a pure "femininity" - or something. Very elusive to quantify or study! Marilyn had it; Jayne Mansfield did not. Ingrid Bergman had it; watch the lower-left window here: http://tinyurl.com/psp7gdkIf you strip her personality out- she's not even "pretty"; personality in; she's blinding. There are thousands, literally, of reasonably scientific studies on "beauty"; but I have yet to see one that has any real handle on it. I sometimes wish I were less familiar... one of the few I wrote by request from a friend (whose shoulder I was using.)Sixty 12/7/96 For DeanIn China they know one womanin a millionmay not be a woman at all.Fox spiritsthey call themand when he can any sane man fleesinhumanunearthlysoul blinding beautymore destructive than floodless predictable than typhoonmore painful than famineand as powerfulas alla fox spiritmay not be actively maliciousmay only benot humanno one can sayno one knowsAll that is knownis that sensible solid menmay throweverythingawaytrying to follow or capturesuch a creature as you.I have feared you might be some spiritremote and enchantingas you are.But one difference existsthat keeps me bound.I might free myself I thinkfrom an inhuman spritethey have no heartand never see nor feelthe harm they do.And youhave a woman’s heart so tenderI cannot turn away------------------------------------------One of my shoulder friends, when I told him grimly "she could be Ingrid Bergman's twin..." immediately, grimly, responded "Oh, that's not good."
Am I freaking you out here? Hopefully not. I just enjoy the interactions of our wavelengths.:-)
Lol, no.Beautiful poem! :)