Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part I: Married Love)

The year 1955 was a great one for love in the movies. Cary Grant romanced Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. Guys and Dolls followed, well, guys and dolls falling in love with each other (amongst show tunes and careers in professional gambling). Tom Ewell imagined that Marilyn Monroe was swooning over his charms in The Seven Year Itch. Even the top film … Continue reading Historical Context: Love according to True Story, 1955 (Part I: Married Love)

In honor of this Hallmark holiday… let’s talk about my favorite screen couples!

Some people like to go out to dinner with their sweethearts on February 14. Some like to wallow. Some simply don’t care. Me? I use the (usually uneventful) day to celebrate my favorite on-screen romances and watch them, schedule permitting. This year, the schedule does not permit. I won’t be home from campus until around 10 pm, so rather than watch them, this year I’m … Continue reading In honor of this Hallmark holiday… let’s talk about my favorite screen couples!