When I watch movies, I always take pictures of the kissing scenes!!
mage-2746″ title=”IMG_0571″ src=”http://vintagevivant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/IMG_0571-1024×682.jpg” alt=”" width=”614″ height=”409″ /> Alice Fay in Tailspin (1939)
Cary Grant in Kiss and Make-up (1934) I like the smile/smooch.
Cary Grant plays a successful plastic surgeon in a Pygmalion-scenario where his creation, Eve, turns on him.
Although this is a comedy about the lengths women go to change their appearance, it was TERRIFYING by today’s lens. When I described it to a friend she thought I had been watching a horror movie. Grant’s operating room was stark white, adorned with Greek sculptures. The beauty attendants make a clay mold of the patient’s face, and Grant literally sculpts the new features into the wet clay to reveal the beauty within. The women sigh and clap with glee. It reminded me of Eyes Without a Face (1960).
Grant pulls the Dastardly Spanish Dandy off of Miss Eve.
The ending kiss, wherein he ends up with his secretary who doesn’t powder her nose nor curls her hair. Simple beauty triumphs over olive oil treatments, reducing diets and moisturizing mittens.