Archive for The Chiseler
As promised, some more on character player/atrocity Percy Helton, at The Chiseler.
Contrary to appearances, I do like Percy H. I always perk up when his shiny bulb hoves into view.
Remember, there’s Pert Kelton and Percy Helton and never the twain shall meet.
Over at The Chiseler, Phoebe “La Faustin” Green and I examine the persona of an actress so archetypally pre-code in her hard-bitten appeal that it’s impossible to believe she hasn’t been “chiselled” before. The first Mrs. Bogart, Mayo Methot.
A stray thought I forgot to include — I can visualize a Darwinian chart of pre-code women, featuring, instead of Neanderthal, Cro-magnon and Homo sapiens, a line up with Methot on the left, Una Merkel in the middle and Pert Kelton at the right, walking erect. But that’s just me.