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Bunny Cooper

Bunny Cooper was a pretty girl who never amounted to much in Hollywood, but found her true calling after marrying a noted writer and sharing a life of family, adventure and research with him. 1,132 more words


A Successful Man and a Succesful Woman

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

Brainy Quote



I shouldn’t admit, but I’m gonna admit. I am a BIG fan girl for INGRID BERGMAN.

There I said it. TMI?

Look, I love Barbara Stanwyck and I love Bette Davis. 1,553 more words


Movie Review: "Imitation of Life" vs "The Best of Everything"

“The Best of Everything” and “Imitation of Life” were made in 1959 and cost $2 million apiece.  Although the former was a product of Fox and the latter Universal, they might be mistaken as coming from the same studio.  994 more words

Movie Night Friday - Imitation of Life (1959)

For today’s segment of Movie Night Friday, where I present some of my favorite movies and why I love them, I present a special feature in honor of my upcoming book, which deals with the concept of racial passing. 435 more words


Said the Joker to the Thief

Finally, an exit strategy evolves. My attorney has negotiated a settlement with the landlord. It involves money and I get to stay in the apartment until the end of the year. 548 more words

[1957] Peyton Place

Miles Davis released seven albums in 1957, including “Birth of the Cool,” which is decidedly cool. Its parts continue to reinvent themselves almost 60 years later, because the kind of cool borne from post-WWII and post-bebop jazz trickled through American culture, organically and counter-culturally. 728 more words

First Take