Yearly Archives: 2016


Marlene Dietrich’s Re-Education of American Female Sensuality

This post was originally written for my MA Film and Literature course “Cold War Culture: Literature, Film, Theory in Cold War Europe” at the University of York (lecturer Dr. Erica Sheen).  The most poignant line Marlene Dietrich has in A Foreign Affair is when she asks her American army officer lover, […]


Jimmy Stewart and the American Dream

This post in honour of James Stewart’s birthday is an essay originally written for my “Crash to Crisis: American Cinema 1931-2015” course as part of my Film and Literature MA at the University of York. James Stewart’s star persona navigated the country’s disillusionment with the American dream in the years […]


The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon 2016 is upon us!

Visit the announcement post for more information about how you can participate. Today is Katharine Hepburn’s birthday (May 12) and we have an excellent line-up of posts from across the classic film blogosphere devoted to the life and films of this magnificent actress. A big thank you to everyone who has signed […]


God and the Angel: Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

This post is written in conjunction with the Star-Studded Couple Blogathon hosted by Phyllis Loves Classic Movies. “If we loved each other only with our bodies I suppose it would be alright. I love you with much more than that. I love you with, oh everything somehow, with a special […]


Announcing the Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon 2016

*Go to The Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon 2016 is upon us! to view an updated roster of blogathon submissions Back by popular demand! Announcing the 3rd annual Great Katharine Hepburn Blogathon 2016, which will take place Katharine Hepburn’s birthday, May 12-14. Hepburn was born May 12, 1907. She won an unprecedented 4 Academy […]


All the Oscars Katharine Hepburn DIDN’T Win

This film is written in conjunction with the Oscar Snubs Blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes. Anybody following the Academy Awards excitement will have probably seen the various Oscars trivia posts floating around the web, most of them giving a nod to the great Katharine Hepburn and her unprecedented 4 Oscar […]