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William Self: Fox TV to the rescue

Another in a series about unsung figures of television.

In the early 1960s, things were not looking good at 20th Century Fox.

The 1963 film Cleopatra, while popular with audiences. 242 more words

The Other Spies

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


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


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