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Imitation of Life is a 1934 American drama film directed by Joh...

wikipedia - 11 Sep 2016
Imitation of Life is a 1934 American drama film directed by John M. Stahl. The screenplay by William Hurlbut, based on Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel of the same name, was augmented by eight additional uncredited writers, including Preston Sturges and Finley Peter Dunne. The film stars Claudette Colbert, Warren William and Rochelle Hudson and features Louise Beavers and Fredi Washington.
imitation of life (1934 film)

The Imperfect Power of I Am Not Your Negro

The Atlantic - 08 Feb 2017
I Am Not Your Negro uses choice scenes from various films—Dance, Fools, Dance (1931), Imitation of Life (1934), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), among others—to show how Hollywood traffics in stereotypes of black menace and subservience as ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

Love actually: the rise of interracial romcoms

The Guardian - 02 Jun 2017
John M Stahl's 1934 Imitation of Life was one of the first films to depict a loving relationship between an African American and an American of European descent. Significantly, though, both the “light-skinned black” character Peola and Fredi Washington ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

James Baldwin's powerful unfinished book transformed into film

The Missoulian - 03 Mar 2017
Hollywood's mostly excruciating images of black life, many recalled by Baldwin from his childhood moviegoing, run a gamut from “Imitation of Life” (1934) to “They Won't Forget” (1937) to John Wayne and Doris Day. From a generation forward, Baldwin's ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

Two Takes on 'Imitation of Life': Exploitation in Eastmancolor

New York Times - 14 May 2015
“I would have made the picture just for the title,” Douglas Sirk said of his last Hollywood production, “Imitation of Life” (1959). But, newly released on Blu-ray by Universal, along with its original version, directed in 1934 by John M. Stahl, the ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

'Underground' Recap: Things Go Left For Cato In 'Whiteface'

Essence.com - 06 Apr 2017
People of color passing as white has long since been a part of our culture. Both 1934 and 1959's Imitation of Life films are perhaps the most long-standing images of passing in popular culture. In the films, Peola and Sarah Jane, the young women who ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

'The Big Sick' and other inter-racial romcoms

gulfnews.com - 30 Jul 2017
John M Stahl's 1934 Imitation of Life was one of the first films to depict a loving relationship between an African American and an American of European descent. Significantly, though, both the “light-skinned black” character Peola and Fredi Washington ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

Cindy Sherman reveals her latest body of work — and it's personal

Los Angeles Times - 11 Jun 2016
The exhibition title, Sherman's choosing, is a reference to a 1959 Douglas Sirk melodrama, “Imitation of Life,” itself a remake, or imitation, of a 1934 film — so the title also nods to the process-driven art appropriation movement that Sherman was ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

15 Camp Film Classics Every Gay Must See

Out Magazine - 31 Jul 2017
Let me dim all the houselights and return to my favorite topic—campy films that you absolutely have to experience in order to attain your gay card. Some of these are campy because they're trying to be, while others happen to be inadvertently hilarious ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

'Imitation of Life' a masterpiece

Boston Globe - 14 Aug 2015
Imitation of Life” is a perfect case in point. Freely adapted from a 1933 Fannie Hurst bestseller (which had already been filmed in 1934), it tells the story of two single mothers, a struggling white actress named Lora (Lana Turner) and a black woman ...

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