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Movies of the Thirties, Forties, and 1950s--including Now Voyager, Gilda, and Rebecca--receive a full of life, incisive glance that examines the celebrities, the tale strains, and the contradictory messages of those renowned video clips.

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Released within the usa by way of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. , big apple, and at the same time in Canada through Random condominium of Canada restricted, Toronto. dispensed via Random condo, Inc. , long island. due to obstacles of house, acknowledgments for permission to reprint formerly released fabric can be came upon following the Index. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication information Basinger, Jeanine. A woman’s view: how Hollywood spoke to girls, 1930–1960 / Jeanine Basinger. — 1st ed. p. cm. contains bibliographical references. eISBN: 978-0-307-83154-5 1. films for girls. 2. girls in films. I. name. PN1995. nine. W6B36 1993 791. 43′082—dc20 93-268 v3. 1 FOR MY mom Sarah E. Pickett Deyling For her braveness, exertions, love, and intelligence, and for letting me visit the films at any time when i needed to … ACKNOWLEDGMENTS this can be a publication that can have long past on without end, and nearly did. as soon as I saw the issues I check with, i discovered them in each movie approximately girls that I observed and desired to write approximately all of them. Time and area avoided the discussions of actually countless numbers of flicks that healthy my layout, and that i remorse I had no area for Ruby Gentry, The Toy spouse, Torch track, Marriage Is a personal Affair, highway residence, The famous person, whilst day after today Comes, Random Harvest, misplaced Angel, The Legend of Lylah Clare, All I hope, There’s constantly the next day … and plenty of extra. I thank all of the those who came across video clips for me and shared them: Jeffrey Lane, Richard Teller, Toni Ross, David Kendall, Joe and equipment Reed (intrepid buddies who’ll watch anything), Richard Slotkin (always a beneficiant and supportive colleague), Bernard Dick, Eric Spilker, and Leonard Maltin. study support got here from Sarah Projansky, Jeremy Arnold, Louis Maggiotto, and Susan Glatzer, and ideal hospitality in addition to infrequent movies have been supplied by means of Jan-Christopher Horak of Eastman condominium, Mary Lea Bandy on the Museum of contemporary paintings, Maxine Fleckner Ducey on the Wisconsin middle for movie and Theatre examine, and Jean Firstenberg of the yank movie Institute. For support with pictures and learn, I thank Mary Corliss of the Museum of recent paintings Stills division, Howard Mandelbaum of Photofest, and Robert Cosenza of the Kobal assortment. i'm thankful to Leith Johnson of the Wesleyan Cinema documents for his help, and i'm endlessly indebted to Claire LaPila, Administrative Assistant of the records, simply because with no her this booklet could by no means have reached of entirety. She used to be important. And every time I adopt a venture like this, I thank my husband, John, and my daughter, Savannah, who support with every thing from rules and association to grocery purchasing. i need to thank the folks at Knopf who labored so not easy and good at the e-book: Iris Weinstein, Karen Mugler, Andy Hughes, and Sarah Burnes. ultimately, i need to thank my editor, Bob Gottlieb, who, after suggesting the venture, observed me willingly to far-flung areas like upstate ny and Wisconsin, the place we faced that confounding factor referred to as “the woman’s movie. ” with no him, i wouldn't have recognized approximately Weekend Marriage, Sarah and Son, and Mountain Justice, to call just a couple of, and that i may have ignored our riveting discussions approximately Ruth Chatterton and gold lamé.

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