Before the Hays

A discussion of Pre-code films and why they matter now. (AKA why they are cooler than Desperate Housewives, MSNBC and why aging actresses need to grow a pair)

Brooke Sheilds on the Today Show

I saw Brooke Shields on the Today Show

this morning, talking about how frustrated she was with playing the Mom or the next door neighbor.

She was used to playing the lead ingenue.Brooke Shields

I just want to give a shout out to Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer all of whom were playing lead roles in their 40’s.

I’m pretty sure about that, correct me if I’m wrong. These women really laid the ground and now it seems as if it’s gone with all these unmemorable Kates. (Hudson, Beckinsale,Winslet,Gosslelin, etc.)


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