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On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Marlene Dietrich, Femme Fatale

@VolcanoMouse Maybe everyone remains deeply in love with "The Westing Game", although you'd think they'd go with "Turtle".

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Destruction of Fatty Arbuckle

@Anne Helen Petersen Gene Tierney would be awesome! Or Jean Harlow, who I think you mentioned in passing in the Clara Bow entry.

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 11:33 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Destruction of Fatty Arbuckle

@Rollo Treadway And isn't this the start of James Wong Howe's career as a cinematographer? I seem to recall that he got a reputation for being to shoot blue eyes in a way that made them pop more and became Mary Miles Minter's preferred cameraman.

Posted on February 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm 0

On Our Bella, Ourselves

@gimlet You've seen Kate Beaton on "Strong Female Characters", right? http://harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311 (And there was a really fantastic review of "The Queen" that I can no longer find that looks at it through the lens of these ass-kicking ideal girlfriend roles.)

@pterodactgirl Norman Rush's "Mating"?

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm 1