BEAUTIES, MOVIE STARS, FEMINISTS, OSCAR WINNERS, DRAG QUEENS, SCREEN LEGENDS, THE FEARLESS AND THE FAMOUS

10.24.2012

RODEO GALS


The wonderful Patsy Kelly (the maid) takes Merle Oberon (her mistress)


to a rodeo in Palm Beach, Florida (go figure)


 where they meet the one and only Gary Cooper.


Seduction,


second thoughts


and passion follow.


They then marry on a ship to Galveston, Texas. 


After a rough stint in a rodeo camp, Merle returns to Palm Beach, 


but decides to leave it all behind and in true Depression-era style 


moves to Montana to be a good wife to Gary Cooper.  Wouldn't you?


 Merle Oberon in THE COWBOY AND THE LADY (1938).
Directed by H.C. Potter. Cinematography by Gregg Toland.
Costume Design by Omar Kiam. Also starring Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper
Emma Dunn, Patsy Kelly, Fuzzy Knight, Merle Oberon and Mabel Todd.

Original DVD framegrab photography by Will Holub 2012.