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, […]
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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 […]
There’s something about a bad boy. Whether he’s wearing a leather jacket and riding a motorcycle or trying to compel you to commit murder it’s hard to resist some devilish charm. The Dames recently devoted an entire episode to Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale. More […]
The MGM musicals of the classic Hollywood era are a special breed of adorable. The movies coming out of the iconic studio during the post World War II era look at the post war homefront through a special set of rose colored nostalgia goggles. From a superficial level, […]
Even if you don’t know Tommy Kirk’s name, you’ve seen his face. As an actor, Kirk was a part of some of Disney’s most popular films during one of its most prolific eras, appearing in foundational movies like Old Yeller, Swiss Family Robinson and The Shaggy Dog. He […]
She has the smile of an angel (Fights like the devil) The eyes of an angel (Bites like the devil) The face of an angel (I say she’s the devil) She’s mean and evil through and through Cat Ballou has an unconventional opening. We open on an old west […]
Coming in 1938, Love Finds Andy Hardy stands as Mickey Rooney’s fourth outing in the role of “Andy Hardy”. The massively popular series spanned more than twenty years and sixteen movies, beginning with A Family Affair in 1937 and ending in 1958 with Andy Hardy Comes Home. The […]