Thursday, April 21, 2016

Raising the Barbara

Miss Baby Face started her climb
One man and one floor at a time.
A rising erection
Displayed the connection
Twixt her and the corporate slime.

Donald B. Benson

Baby Face (Alfred E. Green; 1933): Barbara Stanwyck and Theresa Harris look up at the "erection"of stone, steel and glass, the Gotham Trust building. Barbara seduces a clerk to get in on the ground floor of the bank, and uses sex to continue to rise from department to department, illustrated by the camera climbing a model of the skyscraper floor by floor.

1 comment:

MarkBraun said...

Nailed it yet again!