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Photo of the Day

Elizabeth Ashley as Maggie the Cat in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Nathaniel Rogers has a nice post, for the 100th anniversary of Tennesee Wiliams' birth, on the many women who have played Maggie the Cat. Lotta sexy here (Elizabeth Taylor, Jessica Lange, Kathleen Turner), but this is the shot I couldn't turn away from: Elizabeth Ashley in the 1974 Broadway production. Puts the yum in da-yum.

Nathaniel's is a fun piece, which lends itself fairly easily to a quiz:

Match the adjective with the actress playing Maggie the Cat:

  1. Legendary
  2. Controversial
  3. Cognoscenti
  4. Dreamgirl
  5. End of an Era
  6. Shrinking
  7. Especially Catty
  8. Original
  • Barbara Bel Gedes
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Elizabeth Ashley
  • Natalie Wood
  • Jessica Lange
  • Kathleen Turner
  • Ashley Judd
  • Anika Non Rose

Answers, of course, on Nathaniel's site. I admit to being stunned that Barbara Bel Gedes, who gave me the creeps in “Vertigo” with her maternal weirdness, played this very sexy role in the 1955 Broadway production. Maybe she went a different route. Adds a whole other dimension, anyway, to Brick's sexual reluctance.

The Ashley photo also made me flashback, for whatever reason, to the unfortunate timing of the actress's Life magazine cover appearance: November 22, 1963.


Posted at 06:58 AM on Tue. Mar 29, 2011 in category Movies  
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