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Imitation of Love

Lana Turner—discovered sipping soda in a California cafe—turned heads with her brief appearance as a sexy co-ed in They Won’t Forget in 1937. “The Sweater Girl” didn’t utter a line. 226 more words

Characters

Head over Heels

There was an article somewhere recently that described a new trend in literary fiction, inspired by Elena Ferrante: writing about women’s friendships. I literally did a double-take when I saw it; because there have been books, across all genres, about female friendships for many, many years–for example, the examination of women’s friendships and relationships with other women were at the root of every Rona Jaffe novel; the primary strengths of both  962 more words

Writing

Peyton Place

I’m a sucker for vintage New England, so naturally this week’s film Peyton Place (DVD/Download) is right up my Episcopalian-and-lobster-roll-alley. Though it would later be turned into a hit TV soap opera, the film adaptation of the Grace Metalious… 437 more words

Movie Cocktails

Don't Steal Any Books, No Matter What Abbie Said. But Do Read Some of Them

If you were around in 1978, you may have heard something about Donald Duck comic books being banned in Finland.

I don’t know if they’re still banned. 898 more words

When you grow up...

When you grow up and have your own home, you can do what you want.

Show of hands. How many of you heard the above pearls of wisdom when you were growing up? 328 more words

Freedom To Read

PODCAST // SO IT'S A SHOW ep. 4: It's Peyton Place!

SO IT’S A SHOW is a biweekly podcast I co-host. In each episode, we examine a new pop culture reference in an episode of Gilmore Girls… 130 more words

Gilmore Girls