Category Archives: Comedy

America’s sweetheart and the star malfunction: Doris Day and Jennifer Aniston

In Jeanine Basinger’s book on the old Hollywood studios’ star-making system, The Star Machine there is a great little section on how Doris Day became a huge name, while the similarly talented and wholesome Rosemary Clooney did not. Basinger put … Continue reading

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The Truth About The Jam Generation (80s remix)

Since David Cameron claimed class war anthem “Eton Rifles” as one his Desert Island Discs, many political journalists seem to have bought the argument that they are “The Jam Generation”; the subject of a recent Radio 4 series. It seemed … Continue reading

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Women Prefer Jane Russell

Ain't There Anyone Here For Love by avinot In my early 20s I started working my way through a lot of old movies I hadn’t yet seen. When I sat down to watch Gentlemen Prefer Blondes this eye popping clip of Jane … Continue reading

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If Homer Simpson were Muslim…

Have been re-reading Jeremiah in the  Old Testament  and watching Peter Kosminsky’s bold The Promise drama, I thought it worth revisiting something a little more light hearted — my exclusive feature on the making of The Infidel. As writer David … Continue reading

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