Tag Archives: Classism

Ginger & Jimmy: Fresh & Sexy Americana

Vivacious Lady is Hollywood Americana at its best. It stars Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers at the height of their youthful beauty and adorability–Stewart lean and gangly, his face all elongated sensual planes, and Rogers lithe and streetwise, with soft … Continue reading

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Working Class Heroine- Linda Darnell in No Way Out (1951)

No Way Out (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) is an unsubtle parable of age-old class and race tensions. But it’s executed so energetically and directly that it feels fresh and urgent. We sometimes assume that an old movie is no more germane … Continue reading

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