With the beginning of Hollywood around 1910, the star system was born, with an archetypal bad girl - the vampish Theda Bara - and the good girl - the blazingly sincere Lillian Gish. From the 1920s, the female stars most remembered today are the vivacious 'It' Girl Clara Bow and the seductive siren Louise Brooks; but none made the impact of German born, Marlene Dietrich, an icon of mystery or the 'Great Garbo' with perfect features and gloomy introspection. From the power of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, to the beauty and seductiveness of Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner, Hollywood studios produced their own brand of beautiful, sassy and confident women. But it wasn't to last...
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Story by Sheena McGinley | 11:57 | Saturday 22nd December 2012 | TV Highlights
The Voice of Ireland
RTE 1: 6:30pm
At long last it's The Voice of Ireland finale, why is it this show seems to drag on forever and eternity? Anyways, it had...RTE One |
We've got quite used to seeing Aidan Turner's abs of a Sunday evening but sadly this is the last in the current season of...|
UTV Ireland: 8.00pm
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Irish Pictorial Weekly
RTE 1: 9.30pm
Irish Pictorial Weekly's biting, razor-sharp satire of the political landscape will, unfortunately, be gone from our screens...RTE One |
Channel 4: 9.00pm
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in this ecological horror movie, based upon the true story of a family divided by the...
Brian DePalma's twisty, noirish thriller sees Nicolas Cage as a corrupt NYPD detective who's drawn into an international...BBC One |