Barbara Stanwyck: The Romantic Soul
During last year's birthday blogathon, my post focused on Barbara Stanwyck's all-but-invisible film, A Lost Lady. While a fan for eons, I first saw this movie only a few years ago. Since then, I couldn't get the film out of my mind. What was it about Barbara and her performance that effected me so deeply? Even writing last year's blog, I was at a loss to explain it. The opening scenes of A Lost Lady show a wealthy young woman standing on the threshold of her dreams. At the extravagant engagement party that opens the film, Stanwyck's face, her eyes,