|Femmes Fatales||Nov 18 2021|
I do everything big—guns, smokes, uh, pockets. Acting, of course. Everything is over the top.
Above: a cool shot of Betty Lou Gerson, made when she was starring in the 1949 anti-communist scare flick The Red Menace. We talked about it many years ago. Shorter version: the real menace was toward the filmgoers. Gerson, who is known today for narrating the Disney film Cinderella and voicing Cruella de Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, did most of her acting on television, appearing on such shows as Gang Busters and Adventures of the Falcon. Looking at the above image, we actually aren't sure whether the gun was big, or Betty Lou was small, but either way, it makes her look pretty menacing.
Walt Disney ProductionsThe Red MenaceCinderellaOne Hundred and One DalmatiansGang BustersAdventures of the FalconBetty Lou Gersontelevision