Favorite things about… Les Girls (1957)

The favorite film: Les Girls, a Cole Porter musical directed by George Cukor for MGM The synopsis: Sybil Wren, a famous dancer known to the public as “Lady Wren,” is sued for libel by Angele DuCros. Angele, Sybil, and their fellow dancer Joy find themselves at odds over which version of the truth is the honest-to-goodness truth, after Sybil publishes a memoir of her time … Continue reading Favorite things about… Les Girls (1957)

One year, one film: 1958 – South Pacific

One year, one film: 1958 The film: South Pacific, dir. Joshua Logan Starring Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor Rating: Recommended | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED | Must-See South Pacific is a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, a film full of music, romance, and colors so bright they’ll nearly burn your eyeballs. Way back in this blog’s beginnings, in April of 2012, I reviewed it with a score of … Continue reading One year, one film: 1958 – South Pacific

“I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954

This post is a part of TMP’s Historical Context series, in which I share excerpts from my collection of vintage publications. Modern Screen’s November 1954 issue includes a feature titled “I’ve got a secret!” which claims to share the things you never knew about your favorite stars. Today I’ve decided to share these supposed facts with you! Linda Darnell would have been a nervous wreck … Continue reading “I’ve got a secret!”: Little-known “facts” about the stars from Modern Screen, November 1954