WEIRDLAND: Sherrybaby

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sherrybaby











Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sherry Swanson) and director Laurie Collyer at Premiere of "Sherrybaby" 29th August, IFC Center, N.Y. -More information here and here, and the last photoshoot in Marie Claire September 2006. Do you notice a vague resemblance to Claudette Colbert, specially the 30/40's retro hairdo?

17 comments :

kokodee said...

Ooh Maggie! You Look great and I wish you all the best in 2006 (what a year its gonna be for her; baby six films...Oscar?? God I hope so, she deserves it.)

Kendra said...

I know you wanted Marie Claire Sept. magazine, so I've posted these pics in your honor, soon more Mags (including the silhouette b/n photo).

jacknastygirl said...

to me she looks like Kiki de Montparnasse ;)

Kendra said...

So many times I've seen "Kiki de Montparnasse" in Pablo Gargallo Museum. Gargallo was an Aragonese sculptor who portraited the parisine Kiki although she never posed for him, you have a great eye!

jacknastygirl said...

hey Kendra!
I love all that old stuff!
I have quite good knowledge about art because I'm artist and I was many times in Paris to see museums, so I know Montmartre, Montparnasse, I have spend in Paris more than 2 months
I can recommend spending some time in Paris to anyone...Jake was there recently! There is nothing better...unfortunately I haven't ever been in Spain ...I'm also a little like Kiki...little girl, old fashioned...so Spain was a little too far for me.
But I adore most of all others great Spanish cinema...all directors and movies you mentioned on JakeWatchBoard...everybody should work this way

Kendra said...

You're invited to meet me if someday you decided to come for a Spanish trip, Barcelona is a varied and idiosyncractic metropolis, good weather, many museums and galleries, you'd love it!

penny lane said...

Such terrific pictures..!

Kendra said...

Yes, Penny Lane, I concur that she's a talented model.

kokodee said...

Thanks so much Kendra.
I wish I can find a link to the full interview inside. I'd love to read it, I never knew that the UK and US versions had different covers.
I mean, they are aiming upmarket but put Paris friggin' Hilton on the UK cover??? WTF? I'm pissed off!

Kendra said...

I'd say this is part of her last MC interview Maggie article, Paris is nightmarish stuff, in Tarragona this month they sell the "In Style" magazine with Kiki on the cover!!

kokodee said...

You are simply the best! Thank you so much! I hadn't seen it before, it was quite a good read.

Simon Agent 002 said...

I'm a bit of a Claudette Colbert freak!...
Claudette to me represents the ideal American woman....quick witted, sophisticated,regal yet despite all the previous qualities, very down to earth.
I always keep an eye out for when one of her films are on.

Maggie's more early 20's archetype Clara Bow?
Clara is less well known to me, as her career was more during the silent film period...
But she was a top cinema star of the 20's and very popular.... check out these pics!
http://www.clarabow.net/

http://silentladies.com/
PBow.html


She played very liberated roles for women in the 20's...avators, see some cute pics of her in men's shirts with ties and suspenders...considering women just won the right to vote here:
(US 19th Amendment: Women's Right to Vote, 18 August 1920)
she was a trail blazer...too bad no ones working on a bio film as Maggie would be a natural to play her.
Her story I believe would make an interesting film.

Kendra said...

Simon, you're quite cinephile, aren't you? So many interesting data you've brought here, it's possible that Clara Bow reminds you more to Maggie than Claudette, but Claudette is more close to me in time, for the little I know, Clara Bow starred in 20's, in many films by Frank Tuttle (his only film known by me is "A cry in the night" starring Natalie Wood), but checking her pictures site I'm amazed of her modern poses! Claudette Colbert was supposed to have an ambiguous sexuality, it's like we haven't progressed so much, after all.

The Bearded Lady said...

"Claudette Colbert was supposed to have an ambiguous sexuality"

Funny you should say that...because I find her attractive...and it wasn't until this year while researching some old movies to reccomend that I came across (was it in IMDB??) that she had a lesbian lover for a number of years and they had a joining homes in the islands...My eyes POPPED open on that news!
Claudette is full of surprises...and my gaydar is spot on. even when I don't know it's working!
LMAO!

Simon Agent 002 said...

"ambiguous sexuality"

That was the whole women's fashion impetus of the 20's...
Women cut their hair short in Bobs...flat chested look was in, as was dropped waisted dresses...
The "flapper" was a woman with a more ambiguous sexual look.
More a pretty boy look, than traditional womanly features of long flowing hair, breasts of the Victorian age a generation earlier.

Kendra said...

The men and women who made the flapper were a diverse lot.

There was Coco Chanel, the French orphan who redefined the feminine form and silhouette, helping to free women from the torturous corsets and crinolines that had served as tools of social control.

Three thousand miles away, Lois Long, the daughter of a Connecticut clergyman, christened herself "Lipstick" and gave New Yorker readers a thrilling entrée into Manhattan's extravagant Jazz Age nightlife.

In California, where orange groves gave way to studio lots and fairytale mansions, three of America's first celebrities' Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, Hollywood's great flapper triumvirate, fired the imaginations of millions of filmgoers.

Dallas-born fashion artist Gordon Conwayand Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted magazine covers that captured the electricity of the social revolution sweeping the United States.

"Flapper" the book

Anonymous said...

I adore this girl!!! The article has lots of good stuff in it! It quotes some director friend of the family as saying that they were never the typical Hollywood family "They aren't obsessed with movies, they're obsessed with politics!!!" The article mentions that Naomi was six months pregnant when she and Stephen married. Megs was SO hilarious talking about her boobs!