UKHairdressers Home Page

Movie HairScreen Legends

 
1920’s Hair
1930’s Hair
1940’s Hair
List A-Z
View Top 10






See More Styles
Carole Landis

1/1/1919 to 7/5/1948
In 1935, after high school and a brief marriage in San Bernardino, California, Frances Ridste ran away to San Francisco to work as a nightclub dancer and band singer under the stage name Carole Landis. She got to Hollywood at age 17 in 1936 and got mostly extra work, but in 1937 she landed a contract with Warner Bros. However, Warners gave her mostly bit parts in B pictures and in the chorus of Busby Berkeley pictures for the 15 films she made for them. Her "break" came when Hal Roach cast her as the skin-clad lead in his hit Man and His Mate (1940) and in three fine comedies, then sold her contract to 20th Century-Fox. She played "B" leads and "A" supporting roles in her first 12 Fox films, with a notable dramatic performance in Hot Spot (1941). Critics dwelled on her fresh-faced beauty, seldom mentioning her acting and comedy potential. Carole wrote a book about her first wartime USO tour, entertaining troops in England and North Africa; in the film version, Four Jills in a Jeep (1944), you can get a glimpse of the kind of talent she really had, and which Fox was wasting. Absent from film work most of that year because of USO tours in the Pacific, Carol returned to Hollywood weakened by amoebic dysentery, malaria, and near-fatal pneumonia only to find the film dismissed as "self-praise". After Having Wonderful Crime (1945)--perhaps her best comedy--and two B pictures, her Fox contract was dropped. Ostracized in Hollywood due to her ardent feminism and rumours about sexual peccadillos, she made her last two films in England. With a stalled career, poor health, failed marriages, financial problems, and the ending of a torrid affair with married Rex Harrison, Carole Landis committed suicide in 1948. Intelligent, generous, talented and gorgeous, she was only 29.
2939 Views 2606 Views
1919 Views 1795 Views
2756 Views 1882 Views
1796 Views 2299 Views
1800 Views 3439 Views
1894 Views





You might also like...

The Bun
The Bun

The Bun - The saving grace that can instantly turn any long girls bad hair day good! Quite honestly, with their frizz fighting powers, their instant glamour impact and the effortless and limited time it takes to create, in hair terms, the bun deserves a knighthood...





Time to try a Pixie Crop
Time to try a Pixie Crop

Whatever your face shape, there’s a pixie crop for you. Leading hair stylist Royston Blythe tells us how and shares top tips to get the most from this iconic style....





The Perfect Pony!
The Perfect Pony!

Never underestimate the power of a pony! Most recently known as ’The Epic Tail!’. With choices endless and glamour instant, the pony for long haired girls is similar to the Courts laying in the shoe rack in Princess Kate’s walk in wardrobe...





Colour Trend Predictions
Colour Trend Predictions

A gorgeous hue that compliments all skin tones and most importantly won't clash with summer brights like a lot of reds can...





Allilon - Spring - Summer 2015 Colour Trends
Allilon - Spring - Summer 2015 Colour Trends

Spring/Summer 2015 will see a move towards a cooler, softer side of the colour spectrum and an ethereal mix of understated bright hues...





Top of the Crops
Top of the Crops

David Beckham, Benedict Cumberbatch and Prince Harry Crowned 2014’s Top of the Crops in Fudge Professional nationwide poll....





Winter Colour Trends
Winter Colour Trends

Going darker for the winter will give the hair a break from lightening, whether that is from the sun or chemical, which generally occurs throughout the summer months...





Find Inspiration with Hair Extensions
Find Inspiration with Hair Extensions

Use hair extensions to create a glamorous party look in an instant, add volume to you style or try a fringe without having to go for the chop...





Re-creating Vanessa Hudgeons new hairstyle
Re-creating Vanessa Hudgeons new hairstyle

Simon Cox, Managing Director of Clipso St Albans and Sara Stockley Colour Specialist at Clipso St Albans share their top tips on re-creating Vanessa Hudgeons fiery new hue...









 
facebook


twitter

Pinterest
Pinterest

Google


 Social Media Send Page Print Page Subscribe
Bookmark
Copyright © 2001 - 2015 ukhairdressers.com. All rights Reserved.