Monday, April 11, 2011

you get a gun and name it after a girlfriend

Jean-Luc Godard once said, "all you need for a movie is a gun and a girl." While I am not promoting or advocating violence by any means, I think that in life sometimes all you need is a girl with a gun. I don't know ... I'm very random sometimes. 

Sylvie Vartan tries her hand at weaponry (and of course looks stunning - can you believe how incredible her hair looks here?)

Another popular yé-yé girl, France Gall, poses alongside her mentor - and perhaps partner-in-crime - Serge Gainsbourg

Armed, wigged, and dangerous - Anita Pallenberg tries a new look on in Performance

Who could forget Natalie Portman as the precocious badass Mathilda in Léon?

Marilyn Monroe takes Cupid to a whole other level, ditching a bow and arrow for some heavier artillery for gettin' those hearts to fall in love

Makes sense that Anna Karina, wife and muse to Godard, was so often seen toting a gun in his movies, such as in Pierrot Le Fou and Made in USA

Ann-Margret dares any of her critics to 'make her day' - she's got a gun in hand and bullets strapped around her waist

Brigitte Bardot channels Bonnie Parker (or, perhaps, more accurately, channels Faye Dunaway-channeling-Bonnie Parker) in the promo video for her duet with Serge Gainsbourg, "Bonnie and Clyde" 

Farrah Fawcett perhaps takes her role as gun-toting glamazon in Charlie's Angels a bit too far in these photo shoots. With aim as spectacular as her looks, it's no surprise that no man was left standing

The unparalleled Faye Dunaway wowed critics and fashionistas alike with her performance as Bonnie Parker, the gun-slingin', beret-wearing beauty who captured the eye - and heart - of Clyde Barrow

The late great Jane Russell made a name for herself as a bombshell gun moll in such films as The Outlaw

I don't know what looks more dangerous - Louise Brooks' deadly stare or the two guns that she's holding

Anita Pallenberg and Michele Breton explore the gun belonging to on-the-run gangster Chas, played by James Fox, in their sixties masterpiece Performance

Marilyn Monroe looks somehow so innocent with her gun - and of course, ever the bombshell, she wears lipstick. The gal knew that even more important than the right to bear arms was the right to look fabulous while doing so

Karen Elson gives Little Red Riding Hood quite a daring twist - let's see the big bad wolf try to get Elson's Red, who looks fierce with her gun and five-inch heels

France Gall is perhaps the only gal in the world who can pose alongside a rifle and large stuffed animals and have it look completely normal and actually charming

The November 1936 cover of Vogue Magazine shows that even guns can be in fashion from time to time

Title: from "I Remember Every Kiss" (Jens Lekman)

8 comments:

Kitschmoog said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice and Killer post !

JessM said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely post as usual.
I wouldve been so tempted to use a Nirvana lyrics in the title though haha.
Guns don't bother me that much. I'm from the south and everyone here packs heat. It's just normal to me.

Klara Tavakoli said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm not a fan of guns - but one of my favorite gun-toting moments is when (early on in Mad Men) Betty Draper, wearing a delicate pink robe, took out that rifle with a cigarette dangling from the side of her mouth... it was Grace Kelly meets Clint Eastwood & I was blown away at the time.

Raquel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amazing collection of photos, as usual DRG! xx

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Kitschmoog - hahah thank you! it took me a few reads to pick up on the double entendre of it being a 'killer post' hahah
xxo

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ahh Jess I SHOULD have used Nirvana lyrics - "Load up on guns and bring your friends" ... I was listening to Jens when I was doing this post, hence the title haha.
Oy, another gun post sometime then?

I'm from the South as well, Texas more specifically, and to quote Miss Congeniality "It's Texas. Everybody has a gun. My florist has a gun." The concept of guns - not the use of them - is nbd to me.

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Klara - I haven't seen too many episodes of Mad Men, but that moment I remember vividly! Betty looked so stone cold serious, makes you think twice about messin with any happy housewife ever again!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Raquel, you're the best!

xxo