Interview: Tawna Fenske, Author of “Frisky Business”

Tawna Fenske is hilarious. She’s the author I want to hang out with while drinking wine, swapping dirty jokes and digging our toes in the sand.

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: How to Marry a Millionaire

Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable scheme together to marry wealthy, attractive men in the 1953 film How to Marry a Millionaire, directed by Jean Negulesco and also starring William Powell and Rory Calhoun. The film was based on two plays and was one of the first movies to be made in Cinemascope.

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Book to Film Adaptations: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

High Fidelity is one of those rare instances where the movie is just as good as the book. The two are different, yes, but I count both among my favorites.

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Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Desk Set”

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s kick off our shoes and put our feet up to a perfectly lovely romantic comedy starring one of Hollywood’s most perfectly lovely IRL couples. This weekend’s choice in “Desk Set,” made in 1956 and directed by Walter Lang. It stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in the lead roles. Phoebe and Henry Ephron (you know, Nora’s parents) adapted the screenplay from a play by William Marchant.

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Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: I Married a Witch

Slay Belle already has all 31 Days of Halloween covered, but I had to get in the spirit, too, and am dedicating the last two movie review posts of this month to classic Halloween comedies. These are movies you can watch with your kids without having to worry so much about too much gore or nightmares. This week’s movie pick is I Married a Witch, released in 1942, starring Veronica Lake and Fredric March. The film was directed by Rene Clair and Preston Sturges. Read More Classic Woman-Centric Movie Review: I Married a Witch