In 1891, Thomas Edison invented the motion picture camera. The first public showing of a movie took place in New York City in 1896. But it wasn’t until the 1920s that the technical difficulties were resolved. As a result, the ’20s saw the industry’s first, wide-spread, commercial successes and is therefore considered, by most, to be the birth of the American film industry.
The world has never been the same since.
Much good has come from this discovery, but in retrospect, much evil has been produced as well.
Except for a short period of self-censorship, the movie industry has chronicled, with or without its acknowledgement, the decline in good behavior in America, brought on by radical, second-wave feminism.
If you want to vividly see what we, as a country and a culture, have lost over the last 45 years, while Christian America has been under assault by these anti-Christian radical women, watch some of the great movies (listed below) that were produced by Hollywood before their reign of terror began in the 1960s.
The best movies that Hollywood ever produced were distributed during the 1930s and 1940s. (Click on my link to read about the movie industry’s transitional decade of decline during the 1950s, in my related post – Pop Culture Poison Vol. #3 Essay 1.)
These earlier movies are a wonderful time capsule of what Christian America, and American society, was like before radical feminism reared its ugly head. Before “patriarchal” Christian men were unfairly vilified for creating a civilized culture, through which they could protect, and provide, for the people they loved. Before selfless Christian family life was destroyed by radical feminists, with a chip on their shoulder, and replaced by a “liberated”, narcissistic, feminist lifestyle. Before organized religion (Christianity) was denounced as being “oppressive and domineering” with regards to women. Before the feminist’s “sexual revolution” separated women from their humanity. And, before twisted academic feminists convinced millions of young, naive, female baby boomer collegians to follow them into hell.
You can vividly see the progressive decline of our citizenry’s behavior in the photos below, starting with the elegance of Hollywood’s Golden Era of the 1930s and ending with the trash of the 1970s.
The movies Hollywood produced after the 1940s eventually LED the way down hill.
And, for those who claim movies are a REFLECTION of existing human behavior rather than an instigator of human behavior, the industry’s history proves otherwise. This is evident because, for a short period of time, Hollywood led the way up hill, with inspiring results.
The wonderful movies of the late 1930s and 1940s represented, as at no other time in its history, that short period of time when the entire industry strove to exemplify the high ideals innate in most good men.
The reason for this illustrious, and industry-wide effort to acknowledge men’s efforts to live by those high ideals and, by association, encourage good behavior through their movies, was because the men in charge of the movie studios decided to self-sensor their films prior to production.
This move was in response to the negative reaction to the questionable films they had produced during the 1920s and early 1930s.
As a result of the movie moguls concerted efforts to improve the story lines of their movies, thereby highlighting the goodness of Christian men and women, these executives produced some of the greatest movies ever produced for the Big Screen.
These films were created under the self-imposed supervision of the Hays Commission (Motion Picture Production Code).
This code, of inspiring behavioral standards, was adopted by the movie industry in 1930, and was finally enforced, industry-wide, in 1934.
As mentioned, the code was established in order to help the industry offset the public outcry in opposition to the lurid, and scandal ridden, movies of the 1920s and early 1930s, including A Free Soul, The Divorcee, Baby Face and Red-Haired Woman. Movies in which sex, drugs, adultery, alcoholism, prostitution, crime and violence were routinely used as themes.
The men running the movie industry wanted to offset the public’s (including religious leaders) objections to those earlier films, which glorified criminality and immorality, and so, they began emphasizing humanity’s good qualities in their movies, rather than its bad.
As a result of the Hays Code’s restrictions, the screenplays followed the lives, and experiences, of honorable, duty-bound, well-behaved, and good Christian people.
And, so you may ask. Were the films therefore boring? Well, if you consider Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz or It’s a Wonderful Life boring, then maybe you’ll think so. But I doubt it.
I believe you will, instead, find them to be refreshing, inspiring and highly entertaining. These movies are vivid stories about brave, committed, loving people to whom you can relate. These are stories you can feel good about watching, stories that will enrich your life, just because you watched them.
I can also assure you that you won’t be grossed-out, terrified or embarrassed while watching these movies with your family and friends.
In fact, in most cases, you will be enraptured, inspired, charmed, amused, impressed and enthralled.
These films were created for Christian ADULTS, and as a result, they don’t assume that the viewers are dim wits who need to be “entertained” with bathroom humor, gratuitous sex or graphic violence.
The industry’s leaders hired the very best story tellers, AND the most talented screenwriters and so there was no need to include mayhem, or gory murder scenes, in order to illict someone’s base, and morbid, curiosity. The great story lines kept the viewer’s rapt attention instead.
The writers and producers treated the viewers as though they had a brain in their head and, more importantly, a heart and soul in their bodies.
As mentioned, the stories were written, and produced, for and about, good people to whom the viewer could aspire and emulate. Unlike Cat Woman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Hannibal Lecter, these movies encouraged, and rewarded, good behavior, which was vital to the continued success of Christian Western Civilization.
The movies of this period represented the best of Christian behavior. They are up-lifting, touching, funny, emotional, personal, dignified, enjoyable, sad, redemptive, and heart-rendering.
Most of the movies took American family men’s strong commitment to the tenets of their Christian faith for granted. These ideals included life-long marital love, love of children, civility, self-respect, polite consideration for others, respect for authority, patriotism, charity, trustworthiness, quietness, selflessness, honoring parents, neighborliness, commitment to community, good behavior, personal responsibility, hard work, respect for human life, bravery, personal loyalty, honor, duty and kindness.
If criminality was the theme, the good guys always won, and the bad guys always lost, and they were suitably punished for their crimes, just as should be the case in real life.
Unlike today, where faith and God are reviled by a movie industry swamped by non-Christian, radical, second-wave, feminist ideology (an ideology which abhors Christianity and specifically the men who embrace it), many of the 1930s and 1940s movies routinely referenced God, with scenes that included heart-felt prayer, expressions of faith or attendance at church.
These wonderful films reflected the religious nature, and daily experiences, of Christian Americans. Christians who, at the time, comprised 94% of America’s population.
In some cases, entire movies were dedicated to good people who embraced, and lived, their Christian faith, such as The Song of Bernadette, God is My Co-Pilot and Boy’s Town.
When you consider the sudden decline in the caliber of films, since the late 1950s and 1960s, it should come as no surprise, that the reason for this sudden reversal in morality, is because the Hays Code was abandoned in 1968.
It was anandoned while under pressure from radical, second-wave, feminism’s sexual, and societal, revolution. This deliberate abandonment of the codes, resulted in seminal films such as Bob and Carol, Ted and Alice and Blazing Saddles.
On the other hand, the results of the Hays Commission’s efforts to reform their industry produced some of the most successful, spectacular, profitable, memorable and heart-warming movies ever produced. The moral to the story was ever-present within these movies. This is why, to this day, the 1930s and 1940s, is still refered to as the “Golden Age of Hollywood.”
Most of these films are still available through TCM (Turner Classic Movies) or tcm.com.
The following is a very abbreviated list of some of the best movies, among hundreds, which were produced during Hollywood’s heyday.
The stories were created to highlight the extraordinary accomplishments made possible by men and women who embraced the tenets of their Christian faith and were thereby inspired to goodness, and/or greatness!
In today’s societal chaos we need these uplifting movies more than even!
Enjoy the civility.
It Happened One Night – Comedy, Romance – Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert
The Thin Man – Comedy, Drama, Crime – William Powell and Myrna Loy
Treasure Island – Adventure – Wallace Beery and Jackie Coogan
Tarzan and His Mate – Drama, Adventure – Johnnie Weissmuller and Maureen O’Hara
Imitation of Life – Drama – Claudette Colbert
Dangerous – Drama – Bette Davis
Paradise Canyon – Western – John Wayne
Annie Oakley – Drama, Western – Barbara Stanwyck and Melvyn Douglas
Barbary Coast – Drama, Adventure – Clark Gable and Miriam Hopkins
The Little Colonel – Comedy, Drama – Shirley Temple
Next Time We Love – Drama, Romance – James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan
Dodsworth – Drama – Water Huston and Ruth Chatterton
The Great Ziegfeld – Musical, Biography – William Powell and Myra Loy
The Last of the Mohicans – Drama, Adventure – Randolph Scott and Bruce Cabot
Captain January – Musical – Shirley Temple
San Fransisco – Drama, Adventure, Musical – Clark Gable and Jeanette MacDonald
Captains Courageous – Drama, Adventure – Spencer Tracy
A Damsel in Distress – Comedy, Musical – Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine
Saratoga – Comedy, Drama – Clark Gable and Jean Harlow
Stage Door – Drama – Katherine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers
Topper – Comedy – Constance Bennett and Roland Young
The Double Wedding – Comedy – William Powell and Myrna Loy
Boys Town – Drama – Spencer Tracy
You Can’t Take It With You – Comedy – James Stewart and Jean Arthur
Jezebel – Drama – Bette Davis and Henry Fonda
Holiday – Comedy, Drama – Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Comedy, Drama – Shirley Temple
1939 – is considered the very best year of American films.
Gone with the Wind – Epic Drama – Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
The Wizard of Oz – Musical Fantasy – Judy Garland and Ray Bolger
Union Pacific – Western – Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea
Stagecoach – Western – John Wayne and Clair Trevor
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington – Drama – James Stewart and Jean Arthur
Drums Along the Mohawk – Western – Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert
Made for Each Other – Drama – James Stewart and Carol Lombard
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Drama – Mickey Rooney and William Frawley
His Girl Friday – Screwball Comedy – Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell My favorite movie. It’s hysterical!
The Philadelphia Story – Comedy – James Stewart and Katherine Hepburn
Kitty Foyle – Drama – Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan
Boom Town – Adventure, Drama – Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert
The Grapes of Wrath – Drama – Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell
Knute Rockne-All American – Biographical – Ronald Reagan and Pat O’Brien
Edison the Man – Biographical – Spencer Tracy and Rita Johnson
How Green Was My Valley – Drama – Maureen O’Hara and Donald Crisp
Sargent York – War, Biography – Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan
The Little Foxes – Drama – Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall
They Died With Their Boots On – Western – Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
Shadow of the Thin Man – Mystery – William Powell and Myrna Loy
When Ladies Meet – Comedy, Drama, Romance – Greer Garson and Joan Crawford
The Magnificent Ambersons – Drama, Romance – Joseph Cotton and Delores Costello
Yankee Doodle – Musical – James Cagney
The Man Who Came to Dinner – Comedy – Bette Davis and Monty Woolley
Holiday Inn – Musical, Comedy – Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
The Talk of the Town – Screwball Comedy – Cary Grant and Jean Arthur
Casablanca – Drama – Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
Song of Bernadette – Biographical – Jennifer Jones
Girl Crazy – Musical – Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
So Proudly We Hail! – Drama – Claudette Colbert and Veronica Lake
Watch on the Rhine – Drama – Bette Davis and Paul Lukas
Going My Way – Musical Comedy – Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald
Gaslight – Film Noir – Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman
Mr. Skeffington – Drama – Bette Davis and Claude Rains
Bathing Beauty – Musical – Ester Williams and Red Skelton
The Adventures of Mark Twain – Adventure – Fredric March and Alexis Smith
Mildred Pierce – Film Noir – Joan Crawford
The Bell’s of St. Mary’s – Drama – Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman
Anchors Aweigh – Musical – Kathryn Grayson and Gene Kelly
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Drama – Dorothy McGuire and Joan Blondell
The Lost Weekend – Drama – Ray Milland and Jane Wyman
Christmas in Connecticut – Comedy – Barbara Stanwyck and Sidney Greenstreet
God is My Co-Pilot – Autobiographical Drama – Dennis Morgan and Raymond Massey
Notorious – Suspense – Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
My Reputation – Romance – Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent
My Darling Clementine – Western – Henry Fonda and Linda Darnell
It’s A Wonderful Life – Fantasy – James Stewart and Donna Reed
Angel on My Shoulder – Fantasy – Paul Muni and Ann Baxter
The Bishop’s Wife – Comedy – Cary Grant and Loretta Young
Song of the Thin Man – Mystery – William Powell and Myrna Loy
Miracle on 34th Street – Romantic Comedy – Natalie Woods and Maureen O’Hara
The Farmer’s Daughter – Comedy – Loretta Young and Joseph Cotton
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer – Comedy – Cary Grant and Myrna Loy
Romance on the High Seas – Musical – Doris Day and Jack Carson
Key Largo – Crime Drama – Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Fort Apache – Western – John Wayne and Henry Fonda
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein – Comedy – Bela Lugosi, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
The Easter Parade – Musical- Judy Garland and Fred Astaire
Down to the Sea in Ships – Adventure – Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell and Richard Widmark.
The Heiress – Drama – Olivia de Haviland and Montgomery Cliff
I Was a Male War Bride – Comedy – Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan
Little Women – Family – Elizabeth Taylor and Janet Leigh
Mighty Joe Young – Adventure – Terry Moore and Ben Johnson
morning!! If I get a list together will you peruse through it and perhaps post? I have seen most of this list movies and can add a few…. if you like (smile)
I miss TCM even though i have Netflix…. I miss Robert Osborne!
National Velvet – drama Liz Taylor is SOO girly!!!
Shop Around the Corner – drama/romance James Stewart
Pillow Talk – comedy Doris Day!!!
7 Brides for 7 Brothers – musical comedy Howard Keel and Jane Powell
Sound of Music – musical drama Julie Andrews does this count???
With 7 You Get an Egg Roll – comedy Doris Day
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies – comedy Doris Day — yeah, can you see a pattern here? …giggle
Hondo – drama John Wayne
Father Goose – Cary Grant- comedy …huba huba!!
Houseboat – comedy Cary Grant —oops a pattern is showing!
Operation Petticoat – comedy Cary Grant and Tony Curtis
Mister Rogers – drama Henry Fonda and James Cagney
That Touch of Mink – comedy Doris Day
To Catch a Thief – drama Cary Grant
How to Steal a Million – comedy Peter O’Toole and Audrey Hepburn
How to Marry a Millionaire – comedy Marilyn Monroe
7 Seven Year Itch – comedy Marilyn Monroe
Gentleman Prefer Blondes – comedy Marilyn Monroe
Arsenic and Old Lace – comedy Cary Grant
Bringing Up Baby – comedy Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House- comedy Cary Grant and Myna Loy
Donovan’s Reef – action/romance John Wayne
An Affair to Remember – drama Cary Grant
The Philadelphia Story – comedy Katherine Hepburn
Fort Apache – drama John Wayne
Notorious – drama Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman
Glass Bottom Boat – comedy Doris Day (yeah…sorry about that)
Rear Window – drama James Stewart
North by Northwest – drama Cary Grant
Harvey – comedy James Stewart my family suggested this!!!
African Queen – drama Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn
Roman Holiday – drama/comedy Audrey Hepburn
Daddy Long Legs – drama/romance Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – drama Liz Taylor and Paul Newman
How Green is My Valley – drama Walter Pigeon
Singing in the Rain – comedy Gene Kelly!!!
The King and I – drama Yul Brenner
The Guns of Navarone – drama Gregory Peck
…..family has now gotten into the act of *helping* me… giggle…
Gigi – musical ( oh my fav!!!) Audrey Hepburn
A lot of these I pulled up Amazon and looked up. Another search list of classic movies from- 1940-1959. Sorry for being overwhelming!!! I was typing these so fast and people wanted to help and now I am overwhelmed so I will stop here. (laughs at self)
Yes, many good movies on your list but I still feel that the movies that best inspire the viewer to personal greatness, rather than just be entertained, are from the late 1930s and 1940s. National Velvet is one of my all time favorite movies too. Thanks for your list. It was a fun read.
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yeah, I agree…I totally went back and re read what you wrote and see I totally missed the mark… Thank you for being so kind this this girly girl. ((blush))
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We still watch TCM at least 2 or 3 times a week. The movies are my refuge from the debauched, secular world
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I have long noticed the difference in Hollywood movies during the 40’s WW2 era and now! They used to make some great, patriotic movies then, about America & our Military. Now, the garbage they make is trash! That is even a compliment- to say some of the stuff Hollywood makes is trash…It is usually much worse!
And then there is the Oscars or what ever “award” shows where they pat themselves on the back for the filth & garbage that they make now. The awards ceremony last night 2-22-15 was all politics (so I heard) Such vile, crass, B.S.
TV and movies that they call “entertainment” today are so vile & disgusting!
I love the old cartoons- like Tom & Jerry or the Coyote & Road Runner, & Bugs Bunny and the like! And the Three Stooges are great!
I’m convinced that everything – movies, text books, newspapers, books, magazines, and even the encyclopedia, published post 1965, (when the country shifted from the priorities of Christian men to the priorities of non-Christian, radical.second-wave feminists) is bogus, politically correct, anti-American BS. The most threatening of which is the current push to inflict the anti-Christian, anti-America, revisionist history, new math and socialist Common Core Standards now being inflicted on our public school students. It’s bad enough that our colleges have been taken over by leftist radicals, now they are trying to do the exact same brainwashing in our younger students. Beware of this insidious effort, by radical, second-wave feminist-led academia, to steal your children from God himself!
In case of war related movies, how about “we were soldiers”? (Vietnam war) or the “American Sniper?” Even I’m not American, I heard those two were good.
American Sniper was EXCELLENT as was 13 Hours. But they were but two great movies among 100s of lousy ones, which, during the late 1930s and 1940s, was not the case. Unfortunately, those 2 movies make my point again. There are VERY few good movies, about great men and women, produced after the 1940s. That’s why I stopped my movie list at the end of the 1940s.
Apologies. I see I missed that you already had Jezebel listed.
Could I add to the list? Jezebel, 1938, starring Bette Davis who plays an out-of-control, controlling fiancé opposite Henry Fonda in pre-Civil War, New Orleans. Its about what happens to a woman who strafes Southern manners and protocol surrounding the roles of men and women. My whole family really likes it.
Another one is The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946, about 3 veterans of WWII returning home from war and how their families adjusted to their war weary husbands. My wife and daughters like this movie to remind them of how difficult it is for their men to take on the daily fight for their wives and families. There is an uncomfortable twist in relationships, but it was accurately depicting how turbulent relationships were just after the war. The movie was really a government propaganda piece to help returning service men and their families adjust and appreciate their men, give forgiveness and grace to their sex drives.
The reason I did not include “The Best Years of Our Lives” is because I felt it was one of the initial movies bent on showing Christian men as weak, and unreliable, human beings, when in fact, they were anything but. This is also why I did not include any of the 1950s movies on my list.The non-Christian directors, producers, screenwriters, playwrights and actors made a concerted effort in the 1950s, to make movies about Christian men who were shown in the same depleted light, which in reality, reflected the debauched lives (divorce, child abuse, dysfunctional family relationships, domineering fathers, materialism, betrayals, gluttony, cynicism, sarcasm, abortion, etc.) of the non-Christian men running the entertainment industry at the time, rather than Christian men’s truly admirable lives.
Even the title of the movie is one of the first attempts at political correctness, as the movie certainly did not reflect “the Best Years” of their lives. It was, instead, a depressing movie highlighting the, very few, men with problems, as though the problems were rampant, rather than the millions of men who happily came home from war to the families they loved and respected. If anyone needs proof of my assessment, the birth of 74 million baby boomers certainly reflects the joy and happiness of their return. It certainly made it obvious that they immediately adjusted to being home again and were certainly not depressed or dysfunctional.
All of Paul Newman and Liz Taylor’s (both of whom were non-Christians) movies could be included on this list. Every one of their movies showed Christian men as losers, drunkards, adulterers, angry, cheaters, liars, miserable or psychotic, none of which was based on fact. I am convinced that these movies, and Broadway plays, were produced solely from jealousy or from an imaginary need for revenge. The disrespectful, and dishonest, portrayal of Christian men, and especially Christian fathers, during the 1950s, led to the societal chaos of the 1960s, as the next generation of non-Christians, including Abby Hoffman and Gloria Steinem, continued to promulgate this negative, and preposterous, portrayal of Christian men and their motivations. These people were all liars but unfortunately, those same, now college-bound, baby boomers, who were unwittingly raised by the new entertainment industry, were ripe for the picking and unfortunately, we are, to this very day, living with their depleted influence.
What a thorough list! Goodness, I think I’ve only watched Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz. Most of these are from Turner Classic Movies? Hmm, isn’t Perry Mason on there too? I like that one a lot, even though the outcomes always seem so obvious. Just to watch a black-n-white version of today’s Law & Order is very interesting. And what a team that guy Perry’s got. Love it when they’re hiding behind bushes so close to whom they’re staking out. XD
Thank you again. TCM only has old movies and I believe it’s only available on cable stations, like Fios, Cablevision, etc. I usually don’t watch anything made after 1945 though. That seems to be the cut off for me. I love the station (despite the fact that it’s owned by anti-Christian Ted Turner, who according to his politically conservative son Teddy, was radicalized by Jane Fonda when they married in 1991. I think he bought the all of the movies before he went over the edge politically). The black and white movies are always classy. What a relief it is to watch them in today’s crass world. No blood and guts, no gratuitous sex, no violence, no terror, just kind, polite and gracious stories about inspiring, good people. If you are not familiar with the station, try and catch an 8:00 pm movie. It is hosted by Robert Osborn, an old-time actor, and he gives you an introduction to the movie, about the actors, the film’s production and other interesting background details. Sometimes he has a guest host with him (Drew Barrymore is especially good) and they add much to the discussion as well. Mr. Osborn also comes back after the movie is over with a few more details too, so don’t shut the TV off when the credits start rolling again. You can also buy the movies directly from TCM and you can also record them. I record many of them because lots of really good movies seem to be played in the middle of the night. Lots of night owls watching I guess. Enjoy! Thanks for the comment.
All right! Thanks for the TCM 8pm movie info! Yeah, I had heard about Jane’s influence on Ted. Yep, good thing he had bought all of these goodies back then. Thanks for sharing more on your movie suggestions! p.s. How interesting that Drew’s a good guest host, when she often seems to have “crass” movies that I don’t even bother to watch. Every one of us can be so different in hobbies, likes, habits, and expressions in so many interesting ways. :oD
Yes, sometimes it amazes me how people don’t connect-the-dots, even within their own lives. Thanks for your comments
Anything with Abbott and Costello is classic. For classic movies anything with Elizabeth Taylor is my choice. A place in the sun giant rain tree county suddenly last summer…
My favorite Abbott and Costello movie is Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein made in 1948, but unfortunately, unless we include Mrs. Frankenstein, the movie doesn’t fit into the parameters of my blog. And yes, Elizabeth Taylor was stunningly beautiful but she played trash and her personal life exposed her as trash as well. She was NOT a good role model for young women! All of the movies you listed don’t fit the parameters of my blog either, as each and every one of them portray Christian men and women as rejects and whores. It’s my contention that in the late 1950s and 1960s the movie industry made a concerted effort to begin the process of degrading Christians and their way of life, thereby undermining its positive influence on society. This was done under the guise of “entertainment”, and it was done in an effort to desensitize Christian Americans to the Hollywood “Elite’s” warped, non-Christian views and lifestyles wrapped in divorce, drugs, illicit sex, immoral and unethical behavior. It’s the old, “Everybody’s doing it” approach that works so well with young people and guess who was coming up in the background? Right, 74 million young baby boomers and we know how their lives turned out! I plan to publish my Pop Culture Poison essay as an e-book, then you can read about this destructive syndrome in its entirety. Thanks for the comment.
I never read that mich into the choices she made – just found her really entertaining. Cleopatra was the first movie I ever saw and I fell for her then and every other time since. She was riveting to a young boy and still captivating to watch again. Janebeyre can’t be all that bad or little women? She was in two great versions of those classics…
Little boys recognize grown-up beauty too and you are right, Elizabeth Taylor is at the top of the list there. Not so sure her acting was though. Take care.