Shamedown #1: Susan and God

Our first Shamedown of the new year! I think 2023 is going to be fun, at least movie-wise if nothing else. And if anyone would like to know what a Shamedown is, our instigators at CinemaShame have all the information here. Off we go... Who's made New Year's resolutions? I have, sort of--I've been trying … Continue reading Shamedown #1: Susan and God

Stage To Screen: The Women

September 1, 1939 was the day the Second World War started. It was also the day the M-G-M film, The Women, premiered to great fanfare. Three years previously, The Women was a successful Broadway play by Clare Boothe Luce, with a respectable six-hundred sixty-six performances to its credit (or six-hundred fifty-seven, if you believe Wikipedia). Directed by George … Continue reading Stage To Screen: The Women

Flaemmchen Vs. Mildred

Remember this? Yup, it's that time. I'll be honest: I have a love-hate relationship with all things Joan Crawford. It's got nothing to do with the Mommy Dearest stuff Crystal barred us from going into for this blogathon, either. Joan's face always seemed so hard to me, especially in her later work, as if a … Continue reading Flaemmchen Vs. Mildred