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FIXATED ON BREASTS
6 December 2010
I'm sorry, but I must admit that I've been fixated on Janet Leigh's breasts this morning.
In my apparent attempt to watch Every Christmas Movie Ever Made, I was watching a movie called Holiday Affair and in one scene Leigh is wearing a tight sweater. When I saw her in profile, I was reminded of the cone-shaped drinking cups I used to drink water from when I visited my father at his job in the mail room of the train. You could see the mechanism through the material of the sweater and I wondered what sort of engineering marvel had created those impossible breasts.
Well, I decided to write about it, as a break from puppies, and I did a search on photos of Janet Leigh. When I put "Janet Leigh" into Google's image search, one of the first suggestions that came up was "Janet Leigh's Breasts." Obviously I was not the first person to be intrigued by Ms. Leigh's mammary marvels.
It turns out that it was deliberate. The movie was a Howard Hughes production. Hughes had previously been rejected by Leigh. Of this film, the "Janet Leigh breasts page" says,
In exploring the Janet Leigh breasts web site, I found another reference to a movie called Touch of Evil, where Leigh is called "The Queen of the Pointy Breasts."
(actually, it's such a rich source of information I should link to the web site Bit Maelstrom, which turned me on to Janet Leigh's breasts. So to speak)
Here I thought I was the only person who had discovered this little Hollywood quirk and it turns out there are whole web sites devoted to it.
So I guess my fixation on Ms. Leigh's breasts played into the whole "Hollywood manipulates American values" thing. I feel so "used."
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