Posts Tagged: movies

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

When Movies Were Black and White- Jim Crow

  What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” had been  pretty much confirmed by

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life  screen

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life  screen

Black Movies I passed for White

#OscarSoWhite…Redux

Yet again. Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2016 would be to pass for white. Oscars

Black Movies I passed for White

#OscarSoWhite…Redux

Yet again. Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2016 would be to pass for white. Oscars

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

vintage ads Hollywood celebrity endorsements

The Oscar for the Best Vintage Celebrity Endorsement

Hollywood and Madison Avenue were a marriage made in commerce heaven. Nothing sells like celebrity, so in honor of “Oscar” a sampling of some former Academy Award  winners and their winning endorsements. The Oscar for the Best Celebrity Endorsement goes

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Jim Crow sign entrance Movie poster To Have and Have Not

Jim Crow Goes to the Movies

What was black and white and divided by color? Some with a long memory might answer the movies. Today some might just answer Hollywood. Recent accusations that the movie business is a “white industry” was pretty much confirmed by the

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so

Movie Poster I passed for White

#OscarsSoWhite

Here’s one sure way to get an Oscar nomination. Taking a cue from the title of this 1960 movie, perhaps the best way to get an Oscar nod in diversity-free 2015 would be to pass for white. Oscars so White…so

Lauren Bacall

Remembering Lauren Bacall

It was 1944. It was wartime. The patriotism was so thick you could cut it with a knife. A rotund-and darn proud of it- Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in all our

Lauren Bacall

Remembering Lauren Bacall

It was 1944. It was wartime. The patriotism was so thick you could cut it with a knife. A rotund-and darn proud of it- Kate Smith was belting out “God Bless America” causing a lump to form in all our

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Marilyn Monroe Remembered

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life  screen

Marilyn Monroe Some Like it Hot record Album

Marilyn Monroe Remembered

I had never been to the movies before. Constantly being warned that it was essential to keep a light on while watching your TV lest you ruin your eyes for life, here I was watching a bigger than life  screen