Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vast Embrace

Most men he just bashes or bites
But this gender his passion ignites 
With lace underthings showing
This Eighth Wonder gets going
'Til he ends, his hopes dashed from great heights.

'Scream queen' Fay Wray is in the clutches of King Kong (1933).

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

King Leer

At her drawers he will gape, poke and prod
He explores the svelte shape of her bod
Though this Kong's jungle Rex,
He still longs for some sex
'Cause he's more of an ape than a god.

Fay Wray is quite a handful for King Kong (1933).

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Heavy Petting Zoo

On a mountain the shape of a skull
The chance of escape's nearly null
The King tries to get tactile
And in flies pterodactyl...
This romance with an ape's never dull.

David Cairns

Scream Queen Fay Wray has plenty to shout about in King Kong (1933).

Monday, August 25, 2014

Shoo! The Winged Serpent

In his paw, like a prize, Kong will scoop her
She's in awe at his size, but a trouper
Pterodactyls may swoop
But, when smacked, they all droop
Jungle law sends those guys down the pooper.

A model of Fay Wray wriggles in the grip of King Kong (1933). Title by serpentine David Cairns.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lunge Lizard

Can't gorilla find peace with his girlie?
And just chill, free from beasts big and burly?
Gettin' busy, Kong's foiled
When by lizard he's coiled,
Reptilian, squeezing and curly.

David Cairns and Surly Hack

When danger threatens, delicate love interest Fay Wray is set aside by King Kong (1933).

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fay Wray on the Tree-Top

She is perched on a twig looking vexed
Cause the birch gets all jiggled and flexed
She can pine all she likes
While the dinosaur strikes
In the lurch while big ape gets T-rexed

David Cairns

Scream queen Fay Wray has a ringside seat at the monster battles in King Kong (1933).

Friday, August 22, 2014

Una Ticks

Poor Una was made for a gag
She'd swoon when afraid, then she'd sag
And she'd carp and she'd screech
Features sharp, and no peach
All too soon, Una played the old bag.

Una O'Connor (1880 -1959) was comic relief in James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). In the latter she plays Minnie, the Baron's housekeeper. The monster, of course, is Karloff.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dire Walk with Me

This unfortunate soul, in her keeping,
Out the door takes a stroll while still sleeping 
Though she's nursed, won't recover 
She's been cursed, like her lover
On this torrid atoll all is weeping.

The lovely Frances Dee starred in at least one moody masterpiece, I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur; 1943). In it she plays nurse Betsy Connell, in charge of zombie Jessica Holland (Christine Gordon). Dee was married to actor Joel McCrea.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Feline, Fo, Fum

In despair, she complains of a curse
Of a terror profane and perverse
And their honeymoon bed
She will shun, full of dread
To their marriage Irena's averse.

Will Oliver and Irena find happiness? Will the poor guy he ever get to second base? Kent Smith and Simone Simon in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942).

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Poolside Nervous

Like a herring, you float in the drink
Something's tearing out throats, so don't blink
This feline offender
Is female in gender
And she's wearing a coat black as ink.

Jane Randolph screams and Simone Simon turns on the lights in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942).

Monday, August 18, 2014

Swim Shady

In the shadows it grows, black and foul
Big and bad, the beast goes on the prowl
Sight unseen in the murk
Drama queen gone berserk?
With no paddle, she throws in the towel.

Jane Randolph finds she can't hide in the water in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942).

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pool Focus

Her nerves frayed, in deep water she's treading
She's dismayed -- her own slaughter she's dreading
Though she thinks she's alone
Her heart sinks like a stone
She's afraid if she's caught it means shredding.

Jane Randolph takes a swim in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942). Title by the always in focus David Cairns.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


Late at night -- something's wrong -- there's a sound  
You're uptight -- move along -- don't turn 'round!
Hear her growl in the dark,
On the prowl through the park...
She might bite, and belongs in a pound.

Jane Randolph takes a walk in Cat People (Jacques Tourneur; 1942). Title by cheap suit David Cairns.