Diana Dors was billed as Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, but she was a distinctive personality in her own right. While she never quite found a niche in the U.S., she nonetheless created memorable performances on both the cinema and television screens. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” actor/writer Joe Mannetti discusses Diana Dors’ remarkable life and the circumstances that kept her from fulfilling her fullest talents.
Hillary Brooke could always be relied upon to bring an aura of cool glamour to the screen, whether she was the sophisticated foil to Abbott and Costello’s antics or the arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes or the bringer of casual cruelty in “Jane Eyre” and “The Enchanted Cottage.” On this “Online Movie Show” episode, film historian Ron Palumbo offers insight on the life and often-surprising career of this much-loved blonde bombshell.
The episode can be heard here.