Tuesday, November 15, 2011


We've inferred that the streets she's been hittin' 
But this bird is is a curious kitten 
Though she never said "when"
To plenty of men,
Absurdly, she's takin' in knittin'.

Joan Bennett in publicity shots for Man Hunt (Fritz Lang, 1941), playing a wartime London prostitute with a heart of gold. To placate the censors, a sewing machine was placed prominently in her flat, implying she did something else for a living. Titled by David Cairns, who "takes in washing" at Shadowplay. 

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