P.S. to TV-watching Canadians
FYI, there will be a film called Black Widow on CBC tonight at 8:00 p.m. that is based loosely on the case of Evelyn Dick (which I'm writing my thesis on). It's on the program "Opening Night," and it is, of all things, a "film noir musical"...
Fade in on a man’s severed head just as it is about to be engulfed in flames of an old-fashioned coal furnace. The head suddenly opens his eyes and begins to sing a mournful 1940’s era blues song...Fun! Campy! Check it out.
The severed head then proceeds to tell the tale of how he came to be in this unfortunate situation. Naturally, his story begins with a beautiful dark-haired woman, a classic femme fatale. The poor man’s fate is sealed the moment their eyes meet, and he soon becomes ensnared in the beguiling predator’s web of deceit.