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Imitation of Life (1959)

Dir. Douglas Sirk. Starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore, Susan Kohner

Sarah Jane Johnson (Kohner) can trace her future in two directions. The first path keeps her with her loving, practically perfect mother, Annie (Moore). 1,472 more words


So The Postman Always Rings Twice sizzles and fizzles.

As I have a tendency to do, I went overboard with my shame. This time I overindulged in The Postman Always Rings Twice penance. I watched the film and the 1981 remake (which we’ll not worry about for purposes of this conversation), but that wasn’t enough. 1,538 more words

The Movies

Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Sheila Regan (Lana Turner) is taking a bubble bath. There’s a giant bottle of Caron Nuit de Noël beside her marble bath tub.

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Perfumes In Movies

The Passion of Lana

Ya gotta feel bad for Lana Turner. She and Tony Quinn have this problem—a bad problem. They’ve just bumped off her rich, nasty, terminally ill husband, Lloyd Nolan, and now…they’re feeling bad about it. 2,642 more words


The Building of a Bombshell

They don’t make ’em like they used to.  In the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Dream Factory took in hopeful actresses and turned them into big screen bombshells.   1,848 more words


Death and the Non-Maiden

ZIEGFELD GIRL is interesting and diverting alright. It’s in some ways the complete MGM film — it returns to the Follies, a subject of obsession for the studio, it would seem, and it reprises the formula of all those late silent/early soundie Joan Crawford movies (OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS, OUR BLUSHING BRIDES etc), featuring three girls (the title sells it short) with dreams of success. 591 more words