OK, I think we can all agree it's been a tough couple of
weeks months years. But buck up! If there's one thing we understand here at Screen Capture Theatre, it's that nothing puts a positive spin on the world like a ... Joan Crawford musical?
|In this 1953 film, Joan Crawford plays Jenny Stewart ...|
|... a Broadway star of such hit musicals as "Evening with|
Jenny," "Another Evening with Jenny," "Yet Another Evening
with Jenny," "Oh My God It's Jenny Again" and
"Go Home, Jenny, You're Drunk."
|She is loved by all and is a big star -- so big that|
her eyebrows have their own personal assistant.
|Jenny is a hard-driving pro onstage and off -- she even makes|
sure her robe matches the pencils on her nightstand.
But her hard exterior covers a yearning soul of
molten lava, cotton candy and unfinished Lisa Frank
|The only person who can, you should excuse the expression,|
penetrate Jenny is Ty, her blind arranger.
|They get along splendidly.|
|Jenny even starts trying to learn braille until she realizes|
she's just turning the radio on and off.
|But Ty turns his back on Jenny. He walks out during her|
big blackface number, a toe-tapper called
"Staggering Multicultural Insensitivity."
|Still, Jenny can't stay away. She presents herself to Ty with|
an outfit that's a stunning salute to autumn, which she
describes to him because he can't see.
|Even an eye massage doesn't help.|
|Neither does Jenny's attempt to clone herself as a|
larger, easier-to-see person.
|But in the end it doesn't matter, because as well all know,|
love is disabled. I mean blind.