Tuesday, October 28, 2003

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BSBdG's go out today to the Bride herself, the late Elsa Lanchester, who would have been 101 today.

Of course, most people remember her for her role as the Bride of Frankenstein, (and even better, as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley in a speaking role in that film) but actually she had a long and diverse career on both stage and screen. Just recently, I've seen her in films ranging from 1958's Bell Book and Candle to the 1964 teen romp Pajama Party, as well as a witty supporting role to husband Charles Laughton in 1957's Witness For the Prosecution.

For me personally, there's always been something about the young Elsa that I find very attractive- her doe eyes, her unusual pointed, cleft chin and equally pointed nose, swollen, bee-stung lips and veddy English demeanah just grabbed my fancy. She was no classic beauty by any means, but she definitely had that certain je'nais se quoi... I think that's how you spell it, anyway...

Anywho, click on the picture above to go to her official website, which does have some interesting pics, just not enough of em!