Doris Day was a hugely popular film songstress of the 1950s and 60s. She was a relatively talented actress, in addition to being fairly good looking and having a nice voice. The bright technicolor musical comedies in which she starred, with all the pretty costumes and perky dance numbers they usual […]
This post was written in conjunction with the Funny Lady Blogathon, hosted by Fritzi Kramer at Movies Silently. “You’ve heard it before: Women aren’t funny. The opinion has been appearing and reappearing in various guises for decades… But few assertions are easier to prove than this one. It’s as simple […]
Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) has finally earned herself a personal holiday in Venice, Italy. An unmarried professional, she travels alone, hoping to discover she knows not what in this exotic new city. She meets handsome antique dealer Renato de Rossi (Rossano Brazzi) and after a bit of a rocky start, […]
Hollywood A-Listers, heading by Humphrey Bogart and his wife Lauren Bacall head to Washington to protest the HUAC Hollywood report. On 8 June, 1949, the House Un-American Activities Committee published a report labeling more than 300 film industry individuals Communists. Aurora of The Cinementals writes about it in her recent post.
Our village movie club got together to view All About Eve and we discussed several elements of the film afterwards, including the Biblical references and feminist/anti-feminist messages in the film. There are several indications in the movie which allude to the Biblical story of Adam and Eve. Many of the […]