Twelfth in an occasional series.
What’s that in Barbara Stanwyck’s lovely hand, in this meet-cute scene from The Lady Eve (d. Preston Sturges, 1941)? Looks like it’s either a large smartphone or a small tablet computer… Impossible to tell unless we can see its screen, though.
Aha! That’s better. Yes — it appears to be a tablet. On which she’s watching surveillance video of Henry Fonda. Cool!
Ringtone: “You Made Me Love You”
PS: Speaking of Henry Fonda, HiLobrow contributor Devin McKinney’s new H.F. biography is amazing!
SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: DOUBLE EXPOSURE — the stratagems of Middlebrow | EGGHEAD — a gallery | FITTING SHOES — famous literary footwear | LATF HIPSTER | PANTENE MEME — a found gallery | SHOCKING BLOCKING — cinematic blocking