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...
Arena: Screen Goddesses. BBC4: 9.00pm
Story by Sheena McGinley | 11:57 | Saturday 22nd December 2012 | TV Highlights
The Late Late Toy Show
RTE 1: 9.35pm
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The Graham Norton Show
If all the Toy Show Christmas cheer is getting too much for you, then you can head on over to Graham Norton where he has a...BBC One |
Rugbai Beo - Ulster v Munster
After our unbelievable hat-trick of wins in the autumn internationals, it's time for the Irish lads to return to their...TG4 |
Warning, just because you see Will Smith, do not assume you will feel any happiness or delight while watching this film,...TV3 |
Channel 4: 9:00pm
Nothing finishes up the working week better than seeing what those lot on Gogglebox thought of all the telly we have wasted...
Alan Carr: Chatty Man
Channel 4: 10:00pm
That Russell Brand is just everywhere these days with this new book of his, so of course an appearance on the Alan Carr show...