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The Mysterious Mrs. Danvers: Queer Subtext in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca

Posted in - classic film & film diary & general discussion on June 28th 2011 25 Comments

This post is part of the Queer Film Blogathon currently being hosted by Caroline at Garbo Laughs to celebrate gay pride month. The aim of the blogathon is to examine films that feature¬†“lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or otherwise non-heterosexual, non-gender-binary depictions or personages in film.” For an overview …

Kindred Spirits

Posted in - collecta-belle & general discussion on April 15th 2011 19 Comments

There are few things that give me as much pleasure as meeting kindred classic film-loving spirits. And I don’t just mean classic films in general (although, don’t get me wrong, that’s always amazing!), I mean people who share my enthusiasm for Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier specifically. I love blogging and maintaining this website because …

Vivien Leigh and Bipolar Disorder

Posted in - general discussion & vivien leigh on April 13th 2011 22 Comments

April 11-17 marks Depression Awareness Week in the UK. The week-long event is organized by the Depression Alliance UK in effort to raise funds for mental health research and provide education in the hopes of reducing the stigma attached to depression and other mental illnesses.

As I’m sure most … Celebrates 4 Years Online!

Posted in - general discussion & the oliviers on April 8th 2011 23 Comments

Today marks 4 years since was officially launched online! I say this every year, but it’s true, I’m pleasantly surprised that it’s lasted this long. What’s more, I can’t believe how much this little site has grown since 2007. has had many faces over the years, and what started from humble beginnings …