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Seeing "Jungle Red" Over THE WOMEN

The Women—And It’s All About Men!” shrieks the movie’s trailer. “Out of the boudoir, onto the screen skyrockets Clare Booth Luce’s sensational stage hit of 135 women with nothing on their minds but men! 1,137 more words

Movie Briefs

Opening Night of Noir City 13: WOMAN ON THE RUN (1950), BORN TO BE BAD (1950)

The 1407 seat Castro Theatre was packed solid last night for the opening night of what has become a veritable San Francisco tradition, the Film Noir Foundation’s Noir City film festival. 762 more words

Lara Gabrielle Fowler

Back To Night: Noir City returns to San Francisco for it's 13th installment

Tonight the Castro Theatre goes dark with the return of annual Noir City film festival featuring the great and often overlooked gems of the film noir genre. 834 more words

The Man who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson (Book Review)

Henry Willson was one of the first modern tenpercenters, horning in on the formerly exclusive role of the studio executive as “talent” discoverer (his most memorable discoveries being Lana Turner and Rock Hudson). 254 more words

Golden Age Of Hollywood

Letter From an Unknown Woman (novella) - by Stefan Zweig

There seems to be something of a Stefan Zweig renaissance underway. I quite incidentally came across several articles about the author and read that the recent film,  998 more words


Opinion: The West faces a dangerous enemy

I like to watch movies from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s because not only are they historical documents about the clothes people wore, their hairstyles, their houses, their lives, but they take me back to a time before I was born or when I was a child. 570 more words


#154 (tie) - Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948), dir. Max Ophüls

The Sight & Sound list films of the latter half of the 1940s tend to either dwell in down and dirty realism or reach for the heightened realities of fantasy or… 2,033 more words

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