1930s, 1950s, 1990s, 2000s, Television

Four Classic Movies to Watch if You Miss ‘Downton Abbey’

After six memorable seasons, Downton Abbey (ITV, PBS) has come to an end. Like many die-hard Downtonians, I've been dreading this day since I first fell in love with the show, and now that it's finally here, I'm asking myself, "Now what?" But the intriguing world of aristocrats, servants, and proper table manners doesn't have… Continue reading Four Classic Movies to Watch if You Miss ‘Downton Abbey’

1930s, Blogathons

Actor-Director Collaborations: Jean Arthur and Frank Capra

  It's no secret that director Frank Capra loved actors. From watching his films, we can see which actors he liked to work with---and which actors liked to work with him---because of their repeated appearances in his movies. One of those actors was Jean Arthur, who became his quintessential populist heroine while working with him… Continue reading Actor-Director Collaborations: Jean Arthur and Frank Capra