Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Book Boyfriend... Film Noir edition

Meme hosted by the Unread Reader

Today's edition comes from the book, The Taken, by Vicki Pettersson. The book, which I reviewed yesterday, had a film noir feel to it. So, I had to go with the old film noir movies of old. So, I guess my man harem will now have a special section just for them. 

In this book, Griff was a straightforward kind of guy. He was a P.I.  in the 50s and even knew many of the not so legally minded men who ran Vegas at that time. He was and is an alpha male who ended up getting a second chance at life on earth. However, how he spends that time and what he does with it... well... you'll have to read the book to find out. Anyway, he is a gentleman who knows that there are times to not be gentle and who loves women, and does not treat them like property or objects.

Hm... so who to play him. I thought I'd do something different and pick from a real film noir. So, I looked and I kept coming across this picture of Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer in Out of the Past:

Pretty perfect... for both of them really, but sorry Jane, this is a boys only club. Well, those that get to stay there... since I'm the only female allowed to enjoy it. ;D
All pics are from the film, Out of the Past and are owned by Warner Brothers

I think grandma would be proud. ;)

So who is new in your harem this week?


  1. There is something tingly about a guy in a hat and mac - I liked the 50s look - it adds some variety to the harem! I approve! :-)

  2. Nice new add to the harem. I love P.I.s in the 50s! Interesting choice!
    My Book Boyfriend

  3. I like old Hollywood boys. They are so hansom.

  4. I've never had a Noir Boyfriend! The only one I really know of is Dixon Hall...and I admit that's because I'm a total and complete nerd that watches too much Star Trek...Still...I think I could get into it if they're all as handsome and suave as Griff! cool choice!

  5. You have indeed done grandma proud. There is just something about black and whiter photographs that are so glamorous.

  6. Oooo such a classic addition to your harem Melissa! Love it:) Also, his name is Griff which makes him even cooler. Looking forward to meeting him!

  7. I love Griff! OMG do I ever :) Mr Rule Bender---he is such a rebel :)

  8. What a great pick...Griff and Mr. Mitchum! Yes, I am sure your Grandma would be proud!

  9. Excuse me dollface, but what is all this, the only female who gets to enjoy business? I need in the club immediately!

    And I believe Griff was the inventor of swagger. LOL

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    1. Hey Ryan! You are the one exception to the rule... you aren't allowed in there either. I'm afraid you'd be taking away all my hotties from me! ;)

  11. I love the cover and I always liked the 50's. So good pick! I like it!

  12. Interesting choice this film noir! I need to check out this book now.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  13. Oh he is one of the best! I use to love watching all the old movies, and he is a star! :D And now I know I NEED This book. lol. Thank you!

  14. Awww I love a literary gentleman! And a P.I.! I need to check out this book!

    Here’s my book boyfriend

  15. I've actually seen this movie, so yay for that. Surprisingly, it was NOT in my Film Noir class this past semester...though that was a good class.

    Nice pick though. I think this would really work for the character. I liked The Taken. Reviewed it for Romantic Times. :)


  16. Robert Mitchum is an interesting choice! Not conventionally handsome (except for that cleft...ummm...) but perfect casting for someone cynical, hardened, but with a hidden vulnerable side.

  17. Nice! I seriously LOVE your guy this week. I'm definitely going to have to check this book out (I can't believe I haven't read this already!). Thank you for sharing - have a great weekend! :)

    Here's mine:


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