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This Too Shall Pass: Mrs Miniver (1942)

Mrs Miniver (1942) was one of the many films my grandmother took my mother and her brother to see when they were children. In those days, little independent theatres still showed classic films regularly. I wonder how my grandmother felt watching the film in that little darkened cinema, her two small children beside her. She had… Continue reading This Too Shall Pass: Mrs Miniver (1942)

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Getting Love Back On Track: Jean Harlow in “Saratoga”

As most classic film fans know, Saratoga was, tragically, Jean Harlow's last film. It was her seventh film with her good friend, Clark Gable, with whom she had starred in such classics as Red Dust, Wife vs Secretary and Hold Your Man. Jean had suffered from ill health for much of her life, and had been ill for a fairly protracted… Continue reading Getting Love Back On Track: Jean Harlow in “Saratoga”