Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Man Candy: Harry Belafonte


I have to be honest. I don't love Harry Belafonte's calypso. I like him doing pop standards and Christmas carols--and of course all his activist and humanitarian work. But most importantly, I like looking at him as a young man. He's just so handsome it doesn't even make sense.

Harry was hottest in Carmen Jones, I think. A funny movie, with pretty hep slang in the dialogue but then opera with words that seemed straight from the slaves in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Confusing at times but not a bad way to spend an evening. Especially when Harry Belafonte is at one point a sweaty, shirtless convict.

She left you? That tramp. I'll make it better...

And when you see stills and press shots from Carmen Jones, they're just so hot. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge had an intense love affair during filming.

Lucky, lucky woman.
 Must be nice, getting to bring your work home with you, as it were.

 
And here he is with last week's Monday Man Candy pick, Marlon Brando. Just hanging around, as two handsome, famous men do.
 
Performing. Working so hard. Oh, Harry!

 
Who would you like to ogle in next week's Monday Man Candy? I've heard votes for Paul Newman and Clark Gable.
 
Photos via IMDB

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