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A US Army code name for the test detonation of a thermonuclear device in August 1957 during Operation Plumbbob; the soldiers who were intentionally exposed to radioactive fallout later had an increased risk of leukaemia
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Her voice took on the timbre of a saxophone as she floated her lines smokily over Julian Reynolds' delicately-tinted accompaniment.
The Massachusetts singer-songwriter has a scratchy, smokily adenoidal voice evocative of Jeff Buckley, Victoria Williams, and Patsy Cline put to sterling use on a marvellous album of jazzy bluesed New York love songs that mixes the autobiographical with such poignant observations as Hold On, sung in the voice of a heroin addict writing to her daughter telling her how she keeps her photo over her prison bed awaiting parole.
But it was the smokily seductive Hedy Lamarr who made a collection of pearls in all forms of jewellery design.
It's bitty and saddled with some cliched dialogue, but it does have its share of amusing moments and feelgood emotional tugs, there's a nicely tart cameo from Angie Dickinson as Liv's ex showgirl gran and Gwynnie's smokily vulnerable performance of Bette Davis Eyes is ample evidence she can carry a tune as well as a movie.