“Ken had the fish so Barbie had to land the plane.”
I remember this as one of several Blind People Are Inspiring movies of the 1960s-1980s. There were endless commercials for “Butterflies Are Free” when it came out, with all the signifiers that this was an Important, Serious Movie.
The end of the blacklist took more than a decade, and involved a lot of people, including President John F. Kennedy. The process also weakened the production code and dissolved the studio system. Afterward, some victims of the blacklist struggled to move on. www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com
Lucille LeSueur, raised in midwestern poverty, was brassy and beautiful, tough and smart. She traded sexual favors on the path to becoming movie star Joan Crawford. When she arrived in Hollywood, the town was ruled by a king and queen: Lucille’s future future in-laws Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com
“I mean, we were all thinking it, but tumblr had to go and make it awkward”
Judy Holliday won an Oscar for her first starring film role, “Born Yesterday.” She was idiosyncratic and unique, which made her memorable, but it also made for a short career at a time when conformity was equated with safety. www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com