Earlier this week, a friend crowd-sourced and asked for some woman-centric coming-of-age films. My first thought was the 1945 film A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, based on the book by Betty Smith and made in 1945. The film stars James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner. This was also Greek director Elia Kazan’s first […]
Hello, Persephoneers! It’s Friday, and it’s time for another classic movie pick. This week’s movie pic is Splendor in the Grass, released in 1961, and starring Warren Beatty, Natalie Wood, and Pat Hingle. It was directed by Elia Kazan.