Don’t Make Waves (1967)

Carlo Cofield (Tony Curtis) is a New Yorker visiting southern California’s beautiful beaches. Tragedy strikes on his first day in California, when his car tumbles down a hill and catches fire. Laura (Claudia Cardinale), who caused the fire, invites Carlo back to her place so he can get her insurance information. Having no place else to go, he accepts her offer to spend the night … Continue reading Don’t Make Waves (1967)

“My whole life has been decided by fate.” (A tribute to actress Sharon Tate)

On this day in 1969, Sharon Marie Tate was murdered at the age of 26 while pregnant with her first child. The name of the group associated with this crime doesn’t require a mention: the story of Sharon’s death has become more well-known than the tale of her life and career. This fact is unfortunate, since Sharon was one of the most promising actresses of … Continue reading “My whole life has been decided by fate.” (A tribute to actress Sharon Tate)

Book vs. film: Valley of the Dolls

*This post contains mild spoilers for both the novel and film versions of Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls. I’ve tried to avoid major spoilers as much as possible! Valley of the Dolls, written by Jacqueline Susann, was originally published by Bernard Geis Associates in 1966. An instant and somewhat scandalous hit, the novel was turned into a film almost immediately and released in 1967. … Continue reading Book vs. film: Valley of the Dolls