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Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) – reviewed by George

Anita Loos’s followup book was published in 1927 and presented on the stage in 1930. This is the first (and probably last) film version. Two sisters are singing and dancing in a nightclub while in the alley six men are … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) – reviewed by George

Anita Loos’s Lorelei Lee first appeared in a series of short stories for Harper’s Bazaar. The stories were collected into a book in 1925, and a stage version followed in 1926. The first film version, starring Ruth Taylor, was released … Continue reading

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Blondie of the Follies (1932) -reviewed by George

The story of two girls, neighbors in New York’s East Side tenements, is more soap opera than show business tale, but it rises above the script because of the actresses playing the two young women. Blondie McClune is played by … Continue reading

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The Good Bad Man (1916) and The Half-Breed (1916) – reviewed by George

Two silent films, released the same year, from the same studio (D.W. Griffith’s Fine Arts Film Co.), with the same star (Douglas Fairbanks), the same director (Allan Dwan), and the same theme (illegitimacy), and the same actor, Sam de Grasse, … Continue reading

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