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The Favourite Sister: Jean Simmons as Barbara Leslie in Until they Sail

During the whole month of August, TCM has a special event called “Summer Under the Stars”: one day, one star. Movies starring this star are broadcast on the channel from the morning until the night. 1,855 more words



In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “It’s a tale of murder, mystery and intrigue, never needing to actually show any of the gruesome details.” 619 more words

Work in Progress - some inspiration in Formentor

While spending the week editing my second novel THE PLANTATION HOUSE and writing at the beautiful Hotel Formentor I came across these old hotel photos and its fascinating history. 147 more words


The Women (1939)

  • I’ve been wanting to re-watch this for awhile; the first time I saw it I was probably 14 or 15, and the only actress I recognized was Rosalind Russell (because I’d seen HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)).
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Female Characters in Rebecca

Rebecca, which is Hitchcock’s first Hollywood film and was shown to the public in 1940, is called one of the most fabulous films of Hitchcock. The critics consensus on Rottentomatoes website says, “ 1,261 more words

Female Gothic

EFC II #23 - Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#23 – Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Dir. Max Ophüls
Starring: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jordan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet, Art Smith, Howard Freeman… 49 more words

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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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