The Golden Age of Hollywood

There were definately some actresses who excelled at playing "bad girls".

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Myrna Loy, although she became a big star playing nice "wifely" roles she was
a bad girl in pre- codes. "Thirteen Women" (1932) ?, The Mask of Fu Manchu" (1932),
"Love Me Tonight" (1932) come to mind, but my favourite and a film I would really
recommend is "The Animal Kingdom" (1932). She plays Leslie Howards wife but
a very sizzling bad one!!!

Claire Dodd, before she became Della Street to Warren William's Perry Mason
was a great bad girl. She played Joan Blondell's "friend" in "Footlight Parade"
- Joan's catchy quip "as long as there are sidewalks, you'll always have a
job" refers to Claire. She was also in "Roberta" (1934) as Randolph Scott's
very bad girl fiancee.

Noel Francis definately caused James Cagney's mind to wander in
"Blonde Crazy" (1931) and was also in "Under-Cover Man" where she
came in contact with a floor.

Anna May Wong played some beautiful bad girls. (Just an excuse
to show her picture as there is Anna May Wong group anymore)!!

Noel Francis is one of very favorite bad girls! I always got the feeling she'd make sure you enjoyed every scintillating minute of your downfall... In other words, a woman with just enough class to take pride in her dirty work. She's a bad, bad girl! ;-p
A few years ago I was so fascinated with Noel
Francis. I couldn't understand why she made
her last film in the late 30s and didn't come back.
I agree with you Johnny -she is so scintilatingly
beautiful - even when she has a scene that lasts
a few seconds - she is who you remember. I saw
"Frisco Jenny" and she wasn't even credited but
I definately remember her in the early part of the


Waitin on a ride to guitar practice. Claudette Colbert has nothin on Clara Bow.

Ann Dvorak is another one that comes to my mind. I LOVED her on Three on a match... a film which surprised me a lot for its daring plot and very "modern" themes... hehee.. loved it.. I dont have a good pic of hers, and I dont just wanna google it up and post the first pic that pops in my screen.

 Much love1

Hi Serch and welcome. Yes Ann Dvorak is absolutely beautiful - I saw "Love

is a Racket" a few weeks ago and Ann was gorgeous at the end someone

called her a love racketeer and she smiled "that" smile.

Mary Nolan candid

In all the photos I have seen of Mary Nolan I have never seen a nude.

She looks awfully young but her face still has a sad look.

Carole Lombard 1929. Head looks larger than normal in this shot, but that's the way I found this in Film Fun Magazine.



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