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Bombshell

Long before Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield there was Jean Harlow, the original platinum blonde bombshell. She embodied sex and was the first actress on the cover of Life Magazine. 388 more words

Actress

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

2015 #11
Richard Thorpe | 96 mins | DVD | 1.33:1 | USA / English | PG

After four glamorous adventures, high-living sleuths Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) head to small-town America to visit his parents (Harry Davenport and Lucile Watson), and naturally find themselves embroiled in a murder plot. 341 more words

Comedy

'Godfrey' Screenplay Skewers the One Percent

Sometimes Hollywood is a bit much, really.

Filmmakers know that we, the masses, enjoy send-ups of rich people. We love it when we can feel intellectually superior to the dim-witted characters on the screen. 630 more words

Comedy

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

2015 #4
Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II | 93 mins | DVD | 1.33:1 | USA / English | PG

This time it’s not personal for Nick and Nora Charles (the joyous William Powell and Myrna Loy), as they stumble upon the murder of a race-fixing jockey and the subsequent killing of a corrupt journalist… and then one of their friends (Barry Nelson, aka… 250 more words

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Silver Screen: The Thin Man

“The people who lie the most are nearly always the clumsiest at it, and they’re easier to fool with lies than most people, too. You’d think they’d be on the look-out for lies, but they seem to be the very ones that will believe almost anything at all.” 145 more words

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