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Remembering Cat People Star Simon on 10th Anniversary of Her Death (Fully Revised/Updated Part I)

Simone Simon: Remembering the 'Cat People' and 'La Bête Humaine' star (photo: Simone Simon 'Cat People' publicity) Pert, pretty, pouty, and fiery-tempered Simone Simon – who died at age 94 ten years ago, on Feb. 22, 2005 – is best known for her starring role in Jacques Tourneur's cult horror movie classic Cat People (1942). Those aware of the existence of film industries outside Hollywood will also remember Simon for her button-nosed femme fatale in Jean Renoir's French film noir La Bête Humaine (1938).[1] In fact, long before Brigitte Bardot, Annette Stroyberg, Mamie Van Doren, Tuesday Weld, Ann-Margret, and Barbarella's Jane Fonda became known as cinema's Sex Kittens, Simone Simon exuded feline charm – with a tad of puppy dog wistfulness – in a film career that spanned two continents and a quarter of a century. From the early '30s to the mid-'50s, she seduced men young and old on both
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New on DVD: Monty Python, Leonard Bernstein and...Meatwad!

Learn more about one of the 20th century's greatest composers—and about one of the funniest comedy troupes ever—and then scream your head off with a horror classic starring a cult gay icon.

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I've been spending the week watching the fascinating mini-series Monty Python: Almost the Truth on IFC, and if you missed it, now you can check out the DVD. While the late gay Python Graham Chapman (above) is obviously not still around to tell his side of the story, his contributions to the group are nonetheless highlighted via archival chat-show clips as well as new interviews with his longtime companion.

If you want even more Python, and didn't shell out for the gigantic box set that came out a while back, that collection's documentaries are now available separately as Monty Python: The Other British Invasion. (If you're a Netflix subscriber, you can see
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