Myrna Loy’s First Starring Role: Indecent (1932)

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray, follows the lives of two friends Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley as they move through British high society. First published as a 19-volume monthly serial from 1847 to 1848, its popularity led to the publishing of a single volume in 1848. Today the book is regarded as a classic…

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Girls! Girls! Girls! Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Lady of Burlesque (1943) is based on The G-String Murders a 1941 detective novel written by famous burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. The film, directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Michael O’Shea, is a faithful and fun-to-watch adaptation of the novel. It’s the story of Dixie Daisy the hot up-and-coming star…

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Capra Christmas Noir: Meet John Doe (1941)

Director Frank Capra is perhaps best known for making films about the redemption of the common man and the goodwill of communities. These themes are omnipresent in his most iconic Christmas movies—It’s a Wonderful Life from 1946 and Meet John Doe from 1941. Both films showcase Christmas Capra noir style as the director’s darkest films…

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The “Unseen” Three Stooges

Generations of Americans know the comedy of The Three Stooges from the regular airing of their escapades on television since 1958. A slapstick team, they were beloved for their physicality and the distinct characters of the three active stooges appearing in the skit. A  working comedy team from 1922 until 1970, six stooges performed over…

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