Fay Wray

horror_post_banner imagesWell, there really isn’t any other way to start posting about the great scream queens than with the truly 1st scream queen.

Born in Cardston, Alberta in 1907, Fay Wray later moved to Arizona. At the age of 14, she went to California dreaming of a movie career and before long, began picking up small parts in westerns and comedy shorts. In 1926, Erich von Stronheim cast Wray as the female lead in The Wedding March – her own all-time personal favourite role. Shortly after, she played opposite Gary Cooper in the war drama, Legion of the Condemned and was re-teamed with him for 1928’s The First Kiss.

But it was the classic "beauty and the beast" film, King Kong (1933) that secured Fay Wray’s place in film history.Wray was cast as an actress who becomes the love object of a monster gorilla. After a rampage in the streets of New York, Kong scales the Empire State Building with Fay Wray in his hairy hands.

After her death in August 2004, at the age of 96, the lights at the Empire State Building were dimmed in her memory.

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Getting your own stamp, how cool isn’t that.

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About Rincewind

Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

Posted on October 7, 2010, in Sexy Horror and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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