HUNTINGTON ART WALK FEATURES VINTAGE STAR AND COSPLAY SPECIALIST

Lauren Bacall, a Queen of Film Noir Passes

Updated 5 weeks ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Vintage Movie Star Model Elsa Lauren Littlepage as film noir queen, Veronica Lake.
Vintage Movie Star Model Elsa Lauren Littlepage as film noir queen, Veronica Lake.
Photo by Jeff Hedgecock

Hollywood royalty Lauren Bacall passed away Tuesday, Aug 12. Bacall famous for her alliance with Humphrey Bogart teamed with him in  "The Big Sleep," "To Have and Have Not" "Key Largo" and continued in a niche of 40s and 50s crime thrillers known as film noir in which sultry, assertive , flawed, femme fatale women teamed with a man lead --- usually a private investigator or a gangster on the run.

Other "noir" queens such as Veronica ("The Blue Dahila," "Sullivan's Travels," "This Gun for Hire," "Glass Key") Lake, who often teamed with Alan Ladd teamed in tautly scripted and visually invective crime and scams eventually do not pay dark suspense mysteries which often came the closest to breaking the then film production codes rules, such as the bag guys or girl getting away with the loot, seductive looks, and temptations aplenty, which assured glimmers of reality in an era of smiling "the ends."

Huntington has its own "noir" queen too. Model/cosplayer Elsa Lauren Littlepage portrays vintage golden age movie stars and female super heroes.

She will exhibit in Pullman Square's Empire Books at the forthcoming Art Walk scheduled Aug. 21, which runs from 5-9 p.m.

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