Tag Archives: Women on Film

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Ignites PBS

“Any girl can look glamorous…all she has to do is stand still and look stupid.”–Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) Screen queen Hedy Lamarr (Algiers, Boom Town, Samson and Delilah, White Cargo) learned quickly how far a pretty face could take her in … Continue reading

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Women on the Verge of an Oscar

“All I ever wanted was to find my son Anthony. I was never able to tell him that I loved him.” –Philomena Lee 2013 was a fascinating year for women in the movies.  I’m especially encouraged by the unusually rich slate … Continue reading

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The Heat … Women on the Verge, Pt. 1

Movie-going this summer was an exercise in 3-Dementia:  Iron men, avenging aliens, zombies, animated monsters, upwardly mobile snails and Johnny Depp hamming and glamming the life out of iconic Tonto.  Not my cup of tea; although I do admit to having a fondness for the … Continue reading

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