Author of Doris Day Confidential, Tamar Jeffers McDonald celebrates Doris Day’s 90th birthday for us with her favourite Doris film moment.
Charting Doris Day’s off and on-screen ‘persona’, Tamar Jeffers McDonald unearths a recurring motif of self-referentialism.
Be servile, or die. During the 1930s Catholic agencies set to reshape Hollywood’s films, creating a cultural product that presented exemplars of pro-Catholic sexual virtues. Alexander McGregor, author of The Catholic Church in Hollywood, explains how and why.
It may seem cliché, but Charlie Chaplin’s mother provided him an almost infinite source of raw material to fashion into comic and sentimental themes.
In the age of the ‘kidult’, is the term ‘family film’ still an appropriate description for all-age entertainment?