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OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby mongoII » November 10th, 2014, 8:43 pm

Here is a topic we can have some fun with. Heaven knows that the movies had it's share of tramps, flooseys and trollops in which we do have our favorites. Feel free to pick your favorite dame.
One of my all time favorites is Beverly Michaels in "Wicked Woman":
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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby RedRiver » November 10th, 2014, 10:39 pm

I assumed this thread was going to be about Chaplin!

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby Lomm » November 11th, 2014, 9:46 am

RedRiver wrote:I assumed this thread was going to be about Chaplin!

I was sure of it too! :)

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby moira finnie » November 11th, 2014, 12:55 pm

I also thought it was something to do with Chaplin! :oops:

As to my choice for timeless bimbos on screen, Mae Clarke & Vivien Leigh as two tarts with hearts in their respectively different but equally affecting portrayals of the same character in Waterloo Bridge stand out in memory.
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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby RedRiver » November 11th, 2014, 1:43 pm

I'm thinking of Ann Savage in DETOUR, but Lord! I don't want to pick her as my favorite. She's too mean!

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby CharlieT » November 11th, 2014, 3:56 pm

I'd have to go with Gloria Grahame as Violet Biggs in It's a Wonderful Life and as Ado Annie in Oklahoma.
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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby Professional Tourist » November 11th, 2014, 7:05 pm

I think Jan Sterling was good at portraying this kind of character, whether behind bars as in Caged or working the angles as in Ace in the Hole. :D

P.S. I too thought at first that this discussion would be of Charlie Chaplin. :lol:

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby Lucky Vassall » November 11th, 2014, 8:45 pm

Clearly, Charlie will always be everyone's favorite Tramp.

But, then again, there's:

"Not Anytime Annie! Say, who could forget her? She only said 'no' once - and then she couldn't hear the question."
AVATAR: Billy DeWolfe as Mrs. Murgatroid, “Blue Skies” (1946)

“My ancestors came over on the Mayflower.”
“You’re lucky. Now they have immigration laws."

Mae West, The Heat’s On” (1943)

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby Lucky Vassall » November 12th, 2014, 9:10 pm

Just realized we've been ignoring the most famous tramp of all, portrayed by both steamy seductress Joan Crawford and breathtakingly beautiful Rita Hayworth. She was, of course:

On the isle of Pago Pago, land of palm trees, rice and sago,
Where the fishermen to play go, and swim the natives in the nude,
Lived a dissolute and shady bold adventuress named Sadie.
Sadie Thompson was the lady, and the life she lived was lewd!
AVATAR: Billy DeWolfe as Mrs. Murgatroid, “Blue Skies” (1946)

“My ancestors came over on the Mayflower.”
“You’re lucky. Now they have immigration laws."

Mae West, The Heat’s On” (1943)

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby RedRiver » November 13th, 2014, 1:07 pm

I love Joan as Sadie!

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby mongoII » November 14th, 2014, 8:48 pm

I can't forget Wynne Gibson as a girl of the night in "If I Had a Million". She rented a hotel suite with her million and quickly discarded one of the pillows on her double bed for a solo night of rest, peace and quiet.
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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby Lucky Vassall » November 15th, 2014, 7:41 pm

Side thought. It’s amazing how many good “tramp” quotes there are. For example:

“As long as they’ve got sidewalks, you’ve got a job.” (Footlight Parade)
“It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.” (Shanghai Express)
“They hire girls like me to entertain the visiting exhibitor.” (The Big Knife)
“The morning after always does look grim if you happen to be wearing last night’s dress.” (Ninotchka)
“I guess it was easier for her to change her name than for her whole family to change theirs.” (The Awful Truth)
“Remember, you’re fighting for this woman’s honor, which is more than she ever did.” (Duck Soup)
“She tried to sit on my lap while I was standing up.” (The Big Sleep)
“I’m going home with him instead. Do you want to know the what-do-you-call-it—motivation? Easy—I’m a frightened tramp.” (The Barefoot Contessa)
“One of the finest women ever walked the street"“
and
“When women go wrong, men go right after them.” (She Done Him Wrong)

How about this for an exchange:
“She was a tramp.”
“She was a human being. Even the most unworthy of us has the right to life and the pursuit of happiness.”
“From what I hear, she pursued it in all directions.” (Strangers on a Train)

And, of course, Marie Dresler’s justly-famous closing line:
“Oh, my dear. That’s something you need never worry about.” (Dinner at Eight)

And finally (thanks to Red River), a Tramp Tramp joke:
“She looked as if she’d just been thrown off the crummiest freight train in the world.” (Detour)

Not an accident, I’m sure, that every one I came up with was back when they couldn’t say “pregnant” or “virgin” much less “prostitute”, kisses were timed, and beds were all twin beds.
AVATAR: Billy DeWolfe as Mrs. Murgatroid, “Blue Skies” (1946)

“My ancestors came over on the Mayflower.”
“You’re lucky. Now they have immigration laws."

Mae West, The Heat’s On” (1943)

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby mongoII » November 19th, 2014, 12:22 pm

Lucky, the quotations are great and keeping with the subject. Cool stuff.
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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby Lucky Vassall » November 19th, 2014, 7:34 pm

Thanks for the kind words. Just though of another one from one of the most glamorous tramps, Elizabeth Taylor:

"Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time." (Butterfield 8)
AVATAR: Billy DeWolfe as Mrs. Murgatroid, “Blue Skies” (1946)

“My ancestors came over on the Mayflower.”
“You’re lucky. Now they have immigration laws."

Mae West, The Heat’s On” (1943)

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Re: OUR FAVORITE TRAMP

Postby RedRiver » November 20th, 2014, 12:50 pm

Not to change the subject, but i just saw that little tramp in IVANHOE! People make fun of this adventure, but I enjoyed it.


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