Imitation of Life (1934)

Bea Pullman (Claudette Colbert) is raising her young daughter alone, and running her husband’s maple syrup business after his death. One day, her door is approached by Delilah Johnson (Louise Beavers), a woman looking for work. Delilah says she found the address through an advertisement in the paper, but Bea isn’t looking to hire any help. As it turns out, Delilah is looking for a … Continue reading Imitation of Life (1934)

TMP Reads: “Born to Be Hurt” by Sam Staggs

One of my resolutions for 2013 has been to read more books about film. I’ve done a pretty good job of keeping up with that goal, my latest conquest being Sam Staggs’ “Born to Be Hurt,” a book about Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life — one of my all-time favorite films. A beautiful introduction to the book has Staggs sharing his own personal connection with … Continue reading TMP Reads: “Born to Be Hurt” by Sam Staggs