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By Jeanine Basinger

During this hugely readable and unique booklet, Jeanine Basinger indicates how the "woman's film" of the 30s, 40s, and 50s despatched a powerful combined message to thousands of girl moviegoers. whilst that such motion pictures exhorted girls to stay to their "proper" realm of fellows, marriage, and motherhood, they portrayed -- frequently with savour -- powerful girls enjoying out releasing fantasies of energy, romance, sexuality, luxurious, even wickedness.

Never brain that the celluloid personas of Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, or Rita Hayworth see their folly and go back to their guy or lament his loss within the final 5 mins of the image; for the 1st eighty-five mins the viewers watched as those characters "wore nice outfits, sat on nice furnishings, enjoyed undesirable males, had plenty of intercourse, instructed the realm off for proscribing them, even gave their youngsters away."

Basinger examines dozens of flicks -- no matter if melodrama, screwball comedy, musical, movie noir, western, or biopic -- to make a persuasive case that the woman's movie used to be a wealthy, advanced, and subversive style that well-known and addressed, if covertly, the issues of ladies.

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