Virgins v. Vixens
And why Virgins vs. Vixens? Well, much like the ’30s and ’40s were defined by the dame-y divaness of its female stars, the ’50s and ’60s were chock full of starlets falling sharply on either side of the good/bad girl divide. There were your professional virgins of the Doris Day mode, and then there were the sex kittens embodied by the ever-present Marilyn. Of course, just like Dames and Divas, some of our contestants will not be so easily defined, but we think this week, we’ve kicked it off with two of the quintessential virgins and vixens of the era.
Hold on to your hats and adjust your pearls and white gloves, ladies, because the former Jeanette Helen Morrison:
is taking on The former Marilyn Pauline Novak:
It’s the battle of the Hitchcock blondes, bitches!
And Kim drives Jimmy Stewart off the deep end (metaphorically speaking) in Vertigo:
Special thanks to our friend Stephen who, months ago when we told him we were thinking of doing this, promptly emailed us a comprehensive list of the actresses of the period, saving us hours of work.