A Life for a Life: Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

***This post is part of Made in 1938 Blogathon, hosted by the In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Pop Culture Reverie blogs. *** ***Some spoilers*** “It’s still a life for a life, as far as I’m concerned.” (Warren William, Wives Under Suspicion) The year 1938 was an interesting one in America. The nation started … Continue reading A Life for a Life: Wives Under Suspicion (1938)

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Not Worth a Cent: Glitz and Excess in The Gilded Age

The idea behind the cartoon is, as I mention below, big business controlled the government during the Gilded Age. In this cartoon, big business is represented by “the robber barons”, the name given to railroad company tycoons (and the businesses that made them possible, such as the steel business), pictured as bloated bags of money, … Continue reading Not Worth a Cent: Glitz and Excess in The Gilded Age

A Dissatisfying Ideology: Separate Spheres in the 19th Century

Photo Credit: OpenClipartVectors/Pixabay/CC0 1.0 Welcome to the Dream Book Blog’s first post of 2019! I’m not ashamed to say I’m a feminist. I became a feminist in college when I began studying literature and women’s fiction. I came from a very patriarchal house (read: chauvinist) where my parents supported the idea that the men ruled … Continue reading A Dissatisfying Ideology: Separate Spheres in the 19th Century

Happy Holidays!!!

Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I see it as a celebration of the holiday spirit, whether you celebrate Christmas or another holiday or don’t celebrate at all (and that’s OK too!). Wishing all of you and yours a happy, safe, and peaceful holiday season.       Photo Credit: Happy Christmas, painted by Johansen … Continue reading Happy Holidays!!!

The Intruders: Joseph Cotten and Betsy Blair in A Delicate Balance (1973)

***This post, though a bit late, is part of The Joseph Cotten Blogathon, hosted by the In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and the Maddy Loves Her Classic Films blogs. Thank you for letting me post late and still participate :-).*** ***Some spoilers*** “I find that joy and sorrow work their wonders on me.” - … Continue reading The Intruders: Joseph Cotten and Betsy Blair in A Delicate Balance (1973)