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 Young Pope
Sky Atlantic: 9.00pm
This brand new eight-part HBO series follows the story of a fictional American-born pope played by Jude Law. Yeah... Jude...
Hunted - Final
Channel 4: 9.00pm
In this real-life Jason Bourne (except people play themselves instead of a resourceful Matt Damon), fourteen civilians go on...
Ear to the Ground
Stop everything. Ear to the Ground is back. Try and contain yourselves. Ah we shouldn't judge really, this show isn't aimed...RTE One |
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Before Tom Holland but after Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield spun his way into the iconic Marvel role. The Amazing Spider-Man...RTE 2 |
The Enemy Files
It's time to look at the Rising from a British perspective ('cos we've looked at it from every other at this stage) as this...RTE One |
Comedy Central: 9.00pm
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star in one of the former's best comedies in years. Two man-children are forced to come...