Good at Being Bad
The films of Gloria Grahame
We celebrate the onscreen brilliance of this iconic femme fatale heroine.
“Most women are unhappy. They just pretend they aren’t...”
Vicki Buckley in Human Desire
Grahame’s innate ability to tap into the psyche of troubled characters imbued them with an emotional depth that hinted at a troubled past, and a doomed future. This selection of her films, the first part of a two-month season, illustrates this talent and reveals her scintillating screen presence and effortless glamour. Whether in evening dress or slacks and flats, Grahame exuded femininity and was perhaps the most sexually charged of all Hollywood femmes fatales. Her scandalous and turbulent private life has intensified her legendary status, but this shouldn’t distract us from her most important legacy: her uniquely compelling performances.
Coming in December: The Good Die Young, Oklahoma!, Naked Alibi and more...