Bad Girls, Good Casting

Ooh, Mr. WellmanAfter yesterday’s Jackie Mason post, I thought I’d take a moment today to reflect on something ancient and artifacty which does remain relevant.

Glenn Kenny is working his way through the third volume of Warner’s “Forbidden Hollywood” collections, which collects six pre-Code features directed by none other than William A. Wellman. The set won’t be released until next week, and I presume Kenny is going through it so thoroughly because he’ll be writing about it somewhere, but he’s just posted this intriguing meditation on certain aspects of Wellman’s aesthetic in re. the hot ladies.

You should oughta read it, as they said at the time. And keep an eye out for what Dave has to say in the Times on Sunday; this is a collection he won’t be able to pass up.