Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Go! Girl! Go! — Cuarenta y Uno

Never as overt as Jane Russell or Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak nevertheless was one of the dreamiest sex goddesses of the 1950s. Her allure bubbled to the surface in Picnic, as Novak and William Holden shared one of the most sensuous dances ever captured on the screen, a veritable mating ritual to the music of George Duning and Morris Stoloff’s “It Must Have Been Moonglow.” Three years later, her status as a goddess would become sanctified by her appearance as the object of James Stewart’s obsessions in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

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