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Favourite screwball comedy movies

Launched in the mid-1930s, screwball comedies were characterized by “satire of American society, romantic conflicts , battles of the sexes, sight gags, sarcasm, plot twists, verbal duels and witty dialogues”. 795 more words


Every Frenchman Has One by Olivia de Havilland

Published in 1962, this memoir detailed Olivia de Havilland’s transition from Hollywood film star to Parisian resident. Leaving America in 1953, she followed a Frenchman to Paris, where she became Mrs Pierre Galante and set up home on the Left Bank of the River Seine, but has since moved to the Right Bank, where she resides in a house as tall as it is wide. 255 more words

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Favourite sixties movies

“Charade” directed by Stanley Donen (1963)

“Splendor in the grass” directed by Elia Kazan (1961)

“Blow-up” by Michelangelo Antonioni (1966)

“This property is condemned” by Sydney Pollack (1966) … 128 more words


The photographer Bob Landry

Bob Landry (1913-1960) was an American photographer at Life and Time magazine. He shot the greatest Hollywood stars such as Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. 216 more words


Femme Fatale

She spoke with an accent I couldn’t identify,

her voice was a voice that came from another time,

or maybe that was the dress she wore, 129 more words