While Jean Harlow passed away more than eighty years ago, there are a few of her movies which have seemingly transcended the decades. One of these is Bombshell. Watching the 1933 film, it seems deeply tied in with Harlow’s star persona. After all, the actress was known as […]
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For a long time, Newsies felt like a blip on the cultural radar of the 1990s. Coming in 1992, the movie fell right on the cusp of the studio’s Michael Eisner led resurgence. As such, years passed with only rare mentions of the little movie that could… then […]
On this week’s Feminist Friday, our examination of Jean Harlow’s filmography jumps to the 1932 gem, Red Dust. The romantic dramedy is an exotic Pre-Code spotlighting Gable and Harlow (both soon to be silver screen legends) on the cusp of their exploding popularity. The movie proves to be […]
We all have those early crushes. While Bill “President Whitmore” Pullman wasn’t my first, he certainly stands as a foundational early love. I was at the age where I truly discovered boys (fifth grade) when Pullman had a hell of a three-pete: While You Were Sleeping, Casper and Independence […]
Happy Halloween Citizen Dame fans! As you read this you’re probably putting the finishing touches on your pumpkin, saving the best candy for yourself, and trying to figure out what to watch in-between answering the door. (Remember the horror of putting off your Halloween trip to Blockbuster and […]
Star persona is a fascinating and often under-utilized tool when looking at cinematic analysis. How does the popular persona of an actor play into the construction of a film? Jean Harlow stands as one of the most unique women to cross the silver screen, yet her shortened career, […]
If there’s one thing the ladies of Citizen Dame understand, it’s thirst. We thrive on thirst. In fact, each of us have more than our fair share of crushes and understand the struggle of trying to watch an entire filmography in a matter of days. Some of us […]