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Maybe I like to be cheap once in a while….

….maybe everybody does. The following scene is a classic Hollywood moment from Vincente Minnelli‘s 1952 melodrama The Bad and the Beautiful between Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas —and both prove why they are masters, though Douglas steals this one at … Continue reading

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A Magnificent Resuscitator

Anto and I have been on a Douglas Sirk kick the last couple of weeks, and there is so much to love about his melodrama of the 1950s. I’ve been particularly taken with Magnificent Obsession (1954) starring Jane Wyman and Rock … Continue reading

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That’s so gay!

I was watching a collection of 1970s cartoons recently with the maniacs, and when we got to a 1977 episode of Batman and Robin titled “The Pest.” I was pretty struck by the homoerotic undertones overtones.  Now, my time as … Continue reading

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Two Must-See Melodramas by Douglas Sirk

if you’re not yet a Douglas Sirk fan, you really should be. All that Heaven Allows (1955) and Written on the Wind (1956)–both starring the beautiful and extremely talented Rock Hudson–are two of his best 1950s melodramas and would make … Continue reading

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