n°180/ Second-Rate Icons

July 2015

by Nathalie Azoulai

Very few people remember them. Let's give a try: have you ever heard of Virginia Mayo, Ida Lupino or Dorothy Malone? Probably no-if you are young and normal-maybe yes if you happen to be a crazy obsessive vintage movies fan like The Red List is. Why is that? We find them even more emotional than the very famous icons because of all the stubborn trying they went through to become special and finally the unfair oblivion they fell into. Some of them were neither less gorgeous nor smart than the big stars but they still couldn't make it or if they did, they couldn't make it last. Too much pressure, too much lying, too much of a fake tempting life…

 Ida Lupino

 Dorothy Malone