Friday, March 11, 2011

Shark Fin-ish

Like sharks when there's blood in the water
they circle then close for the slaughter
Her redhead he bleaches
so Rita then teaches
him wickedness living has taught her

Orson Welles as Michael O'Hara and Rita Hayworth as Elsa Bannister in The Lady from Shanghai. Read Doug Bonner's analysis of Shanghai as a reflection of Welles' and Hayworth's relationship at Post Modern Joan.
References: O'Hara compares the other characters to sharks; Director (and then estranged husband) Welles had Hayworth cut and bleach her famous hair; Elsa tells Michael " You know nothing about wickedness."
Our Lady from Shanghai limericks have devoured themselves. Tomorrow we write off Double Indemnity, then we see if we can run out of Out of the Past.

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