Who are these Very Sissy Men?

Throughout the history of motion pictures and television, and continuing to this day, there is a certain type of man who is neither the strong man nor the everyman, but the type of man for whom the sight of a pretty woman brings to mind the thought; “Where’d she get those shoes?” This man is the Sissy Man. No more is he assigned to the land of supporting players as the best friend or unctuous authority figure, in this blog, he is put up front and center where he belongs. You will see a number at the bottom of every Very Sissy Man. This is our very own “Sissy scale.” We rate the selected “Sissies,” from zero to ten. (Zero being John Wayne, a Sissy Man only because he walked sprightly in his spurs; and ten being a man who undoubtedly continues to live the life of a sissy long after the camera has stopped rolling-- think Liberace.) In addition to the Sissy rating, each entry contains a brief, humorous biography, along with a picture that conveys the very essence of the actor’s sissiness. Enjoy!

Sir Evelyn De La Fontaine, Esq.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Very Sissy Man: James Millhollin

James Millhollin

August 23, 1915 - May 23, 1993

James Millhollin, with his sad, slightly bulging eyes, turned down smile and nervous flutterings, was best known for playing nervous, prissy and easily overwhelmed men. When the script called for a persnickety bureaucrat or fussy sales manager, casting directors called Millhollin.
What? You recognize the face, but can’t quite place it? Sure, you know him. Remember that one Twilight Zone where the woman is in the department store and later she finds out she’s a mannequin? He’s the one who keeps telling her there isn’t a ninth floor. Oh, yeah! Him!


1 comment:

  1. Just peeped a Twilight Zone where James Millhollin patted his face with a hankerchief, rolled his eyes, took one last glance at Burgess Meredith and sez, "So long... Hercules!" before swishing out the door.