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ONA MUNSON (American actress, b. 1903, d. 1955) Ona Munson was an improbable choice to play the whiskey-voiced prostitute with a heart of gold, Belle Watling, in "Gone With the Wind." Born Ona Wolcott in Portland, Oregon in 1903, she first came to fame on Broadway as the singing and dancing ingenue in the original production of "No, No, Nanette." She had a very successful stage and radio career in the 1930’s in New York. She introduced the song "You're the Cream In My Coffee," to New York audiences. She was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: tall, freckled, and of slight build. But her skills as an actress electrified her screen test: it was all in the voice. She spoke deep and throaty in her test, and her voice conveyed sexiness and worldliness. The needed look for Belle could be created in the wardrobe and makeup departments. Early on, Selznick had announced Mae West was to play Belle, but this was of course a publicity stunt. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. Ona Munson’s career was stalemated by the acclaim of GWTW. She was typecast in similar roles, and in 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York.


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She was typecast in similar roles, and in 1955, plagued by ill health, she committed suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in her apartment in New York.
See also:. Ona Munson’s career was stalemated by the acclaim of GWTW. Foujita said that with Kiki, they buried forever the glorious days of Montparnasse. Tallulah Bankhead refused the role as too small. When she died, a huge crowd of artists and fans attended her funeral. Early on, Selznick had announced Mae West was to play Belle, but this was of course a publicity stunt. Even during difficult times, she maintained her positive attitude saying, "All I need is an onion, a bit of bread, and a bottle of red (wine); and I will always find somebody to offer me that.".

The needed look for Belle could be created in the wardrobe and makeup departments. Her drawings and paintings comprised portraits and dreamy landscapes composed in a light, slightly uneven expressionist style that was very much a reflection of her own easy-going manner and boundless optimism. She spoke deep and throaty in her test, and her voice conveyed sexiness and worldliness. A capable painter in her own right, a sold-out exhibition of Kiki's own paintings was held in Paris' Galerie au Sacre du Printemps in 1927. But her skills as an actress electrified her screen test: it was all in the voice. She has a Daylily named after her: Kiki De Montparnasse. She was the antithesis of the voluptuous Belle: tall, freckled, and of slight build. Long after her time, Kiki remains the embodiment of the outspokenness, audacity, and creativity that marked this period of Montparnasse.

She introduced the song "You're the Cream In My Coffee," to New York audiences. Finally, in 1996, her book was translated and published. 1955) Ona Munson was an improbable choice to play the whiskey-voiced prostitute with a heart of gold, Belle Watling, in "Gone With the Wind." Born Ona Wolcott in Portland, Oregon in 1903, she first came to fame on Broadway as the singing and dancing ingenue in the original production of "No, No, Nanette." She had a very successful stage and radio career in the 1930’s in New York. Kiki's Memoirs remained barred in the United States as late as the 1970s when it was still held in the section for banned books in the New York Public Library. 1903, d. This book was published the following year in New York City by Black Manikin Press but it was banned by the United States government. ONA MUNSON (American actress, b. Ernest Hemingway and Tsuguharu Foujita provided the introduction for her 1929 memoirs.

She was the mistress of Man Ray, and a friend of Chaim Soutine, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst and other artists. She also had a role in nine different motion pictures, including Fernand Leger's famous Ballet mécanique. The symbol of bohemian and creative Paris, at age 28 she was declared "Queen of Montparnasse." Her music hall performances, in black hose and garters, included crowd-pleasing raunchy songs, which somehow were both uninhibited yet inoffensive. Her partnership with Man Ray produced some of Surrealism's most significant images.

Alice Prin became one of the most famous artists' models ever, the most notable of which is a colection of photographs by Man Ray and the portrait of her painted by Moise Kisling titled Nu assis. At age 12 she was sent to Paris to be educated and by age 14 she was posing nude for sculptors. An illegitimate child, she was raised in abject poverty by her grandmother. Born in Chatillon-sur-Seine, Côte d'Or, Burgundy, France on October 2, 1901.

Kiki, was the stage name for Alice Ernestine Prin (1901 - 1953), a nightclub singer, actress, model, and painter. Kiki: Reine de la Montparnasse - Lou Mollgaard (In French - 1988). Kiki's Memoirs (translation by Samuel Putnam) - Kiki (1996).

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