Ellen Parker (no relation) had really short hair and a really short career from about 1956 to 1958. She played Robert Loggia's long-suffering girlfriend in The Lost Missile (1958) and then she played Robert Loggia's deaf-mute girlfriend in Cop Hater (1958). And that's about it. Oh...and she appeared in a 1958 episode of the TV series M Squad, which is where I discovered her yesterday. And that's our raison d'être here.
Brooke Adams and her oh-so-kissable turned-down mouth in Days of Heaven (1978) from a neat little screen-capture site called Screenmusings, which I like so much that I've added it to a new link list way down on the lower right.
A lot of online movie blog people don't seem to like Jean Arthur. I really like Jean Arthur. Folks say they don't like her croaky voice. I love her croaky voice. To me she always seems to talk like you've got your hand up her skirt. And I find this particular photograph entirely sexy. I'm not sure why. It was just too special for a regular "Kitchenettes" type post. I left it large so you can use it as a desktop wallpaper...in case you like it as much as I do. We'll say it's a whatchamacallit gift. From me to you. For this special day, uh, Friday.