Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tease Play

As Hopkins is swaying her calf
A fop stops appraising to laugh
But nested within
Is a cesspit of sin
Jekyll's stroppy, arcane other half.

David Cairns

Music hall singer Ivy Pearson (Miriam Hopkins) catches the eye of Dr. Henry Jekyll (Fredric March, off), in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Rouben Mamoulian; 1931).Limerick Lexicon: Stroppy: Chiefly British. Easily offended or annoyed; ill-tempered or belligerent.

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