Friday, April 23, 2010


Perched in the periphery
with that little urchin's face,
those yearning eyes could never rise
to shine in the top billing place...

but leading lady?  Oh, what charms!
Who didn't love Anita?
For decades long, her fame stayed strong -
¡la rubia bonita!

Anita Page


Mythical Monkey said...

I love Anita Page, but I confess I had never heard of her before I started blogging last year -- except for obvious stuff like Chaplin or Keaton or Metropolis, that sort of thing, I really didn't know much about movies made before 1930, and that was really Anita's heyday. I especially love her work in the "Flapper Trilogy," Our Dancing Daughters, Our Modern Maidens and Our Blushing Brides. Sure wish they'd put those out on DVD ...

Avalon76 said...

I was lucky enough to catch all three in a mini-marathon on TCM...Anita is excellent, especially in the first one. Considering they feature Joan Crawford it's odd that they aren't on DVD yet!

Artman2112 said...

nice poem! i am a big Anita fan and think she is not only great in those 3 Crawford flicks but totally steals the show! If you ever get the chance to see "speedway" wth her and William Haines, be sure you do, its very funny! and also "Night Court" with her and Walter Huston, a brutal but excellent picture!
Anita is always a joy to see on screen!