Tag Archives: 1950’s

Jackie Kennedy: The Quiet Moments of Her Life

There is a lot out there about Jackie Kennedy, her marriage to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of The United States of America, his assassination, and her quiet doom and desperation following those fateful moments in Dallas. We can … Continue reading

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Monday Movie: The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Based on the stage play by Tennessee Williams, this film, released by Warner Brothers in 1950, tells the tale of an aging Southern Belle (Jane Wyman) and her retreatingly shy daughter, Amanda (Gertrude Lawrence), who lives her life lost in a world … Continue reading

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Saturday Showtime: Lover Come Back (1961) Rock Hudson, Doris Day

Once again, Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall star in this 1961 comedy, reminiscent of their previous film together, Pillow Talk. Hudson plays successful, smooth-talking Madison Avenue Advertising executive Jerry Webster, who has gotten where he is not due to creativity … Continue reading

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SentiMental Sunday: The Good Old Days, When ADHD Was Considered “Deviant” Behavior

Poor Barbara. She’s a mess. She’s always late. Her hairs a mess, and she forgot to give herself a manicure. She always interrupts, and  “adds nothing to the conversation”. Here was a time when there was no understanding of attention … Continue reading

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Saturday Showtime: Pillow Talk (1959) With Rock Hudson and Doris Day

This popular 1959 romantic comedy starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, and won for Best Original Screenplay. This is the story of Jan and Brad, she, a successful, single interior decorator living in New York City, … Continue reading

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Good Mom – Bad Mom; The Mating Season (1951)

The real Star of this film is Thelma Ritter (1902 – 1969), whose first movie role was an uncredited part in Miracle on 34th Street (1947). She won an Oscar for her performance as ‘Birdie’ in the film ‘All About Eve’ in 1950 with … Continue reading

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