The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gloria Grahame Podcast

This episode of the podcast You Must Remember This describes a life that is about as noir as it gets. With her masochism, addictions to plastic surgery, sex and alcohol, Gloria Grahame seems like she stepped out of a particularly overheated Jim Thompson story.

Her characters in The Big Heat, Crossfire and In a Lonely Place are among the most memorable female roles of the film noir-era but now I will never get the image of male actors getting a mouthful of wet tissue after screen-kissing Graham (she stuffed it under her lip to accentuate her pout) out of my head.

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