Author Dream Series: Amanda J. Evans

For the month of October we have author Amanda J. Evans with us for the Author Dream Series. Welcome, Amanda! I’ve always loved writing. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write, it’s a part of who I am and how I cope with things life throws at me. I find it easier to … Continue reading Author Dream Series: Amanda J. Evans

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Likeable Characters: Katherine Anne Porter’s Portrait Gallery in Ship of Fools (1962)

Photo Credit: Character likeability brilliantly depicted in this double-exposure photograph of Victorian-era stage actor, Richard Mansfield, posing as Dr. Jekyll (likeable) and Mr. Hyde (unlikeable). Photo by Henry Van der Weyde, 1895 cabinet card, published 1887 by the British Library: Kjetilr/Wikimedia Commons/PD old 80 “Although we have recognized them [Porter’s characters] all very early as … Continue reading Likeable Characters: Katherine Anne Porter’s Portrait Gallery in Ship of Fools (1962)

Escaping Reality – Joan Fontaine and Joseph Cotton in September Affair (1950)

***This post is part of the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon, hosted by Crystal of the In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood blog. *** ***Some spoilers*** Maria (Francoise Rosay): “What you’re doing is selfish, cowardly, and wrong — a poor foundation for happiness.” (September Affair, 1950) Joan Fontaine is probably best known for her … Continue reading Escaping Reality – Joan Fontaine and Joseph Cotton in September Affair (1950)

Thinking of a Home: Katharine Hepburn in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)

***This post is part of the Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn Blogathon, hosted by Crystal of the In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood blog. *** ***Some spoilers*** James (Ralph Richardson): “I’m not you’re jailor. This isn’t a prison.” Mary (Katharine Hepburn): “No. I know you can’t help thinking it’s a home.” In my … Continue reading Thinking of a Home: Katharine Hepburn in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)