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
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The Imelda May Show
The talented Imelda May continues the second season of her music show tonight with a whole load more great Irish talent...RTE One |
This Norwegian drama continues tonight which recounts the Nazis' efforts to develop the atomic bomb and the Allies'...RTE 2 |
UTV Ireland: 9.00pm
We all love a good old fashioned BBQ, but if we're honest, we're pretty happy to let other folk cook it up for us, and often...
X-Men: First Class
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This stirring adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel sees Viggo Mortensen and his young son, Kodi Smith-McPhee traverse a...BBC Two |