Babyface - 1933
Movie: Babyface - 1933
Director: Alfred E. Green
Synopsis: Lily Powers (Barbara Stanwyck) literally sleeps her way to the top in this sexually-charged feature film produced before the 1934 censorship code. Beginning with her job in her father's speakeasy, Lily moves up the ladder, discarding each man after he opens an opportunity to one who is more important. After her father's death, she moves to New York, and despite no previous experience, gets a job by seducing an employee of a large bank. From there, her rise is illustrated by recurring shots of the bank's facade, moving ever upward.
Scene: Moving up, Lily ensnares Ned Stevens (Donald Cook), a rising young executive who is engaged to the daughter of J.R. Carter (Henry Kolker), an important bank official. She arranges for Ann Carter (Margaret Lindsay) to find her embracing Ned. J.R. summons her to his office intending to fire her, but falls for her instead.
Monogram: Lily wears this over-the-top outfit to work. Her black dress has starched white striped linen cuffs and matching bib/scarf. Within the geometric shapes created by the scarf's stripes there is a space filled with her embroidered monogram - LP.
Contributed by: Yvonne Broach