Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gene Marshall: Film Fatale

Designed by Lynne Day in 2005, Film Fatale is a circa 1942 outfit. With her platinum hair and all white outfit, she is reminiscent of Marlene Dietrich, Alice Faye, and Jean Harlow. I chose to pose her at The El Capitan Theater in Hollywood as if she was doing a dance number. From the storycard:

In 1942, Monolithic Studios took a chance that paid off with their newest star. Gene Marshall’s role in “Shanghai Lowdown” was that of a seemingly innocent girl in the power of the mysterious Madame Osatabi Chai Yum. But is she REALLY as innocent as she appears or is she just another femme fatale…?

One of the most striking moments in the film was one that went down in Monolithic history. In Madame Owatabi Chai Yum's den of iniquity, the floorshow is about to begin. Through the heavy haze of devilishly scented thick smoke and over the clatter of busboys' trays, a single trumpet slices the air. The lights in the club black out, leaving the patrons (and the movie audience) in the heavy darkness, breathless with anticipation.

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1 comment:

  1. Her spiffy outfit always reminds me of the 1983 music video for Taco's Euro Disco song, "Puttin' on the Ritz".