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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)

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)

The Imperfect Power of I Am Not Your Negro

The Atlantic - 08 Feb 2017
Repeatedly, the documentary demonstrates Baldwin's unique ability to expose the ways anti-black sentiment constituted not only American social and political life but also its cultural imagination. Baldwin was an avid moviegoer and wrote about a number ...
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)

What's on TV tonight

The Times - 25 Oct 2017
“Your child needs discipline, just like she needs food and water,” said Jo “Supernanny” Frost in her 2014 book Jo Frost's Toddler Rules. Channel 4 has been the home of Supernanny (and its various offshoots) for a decade, but it is going seriously off ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

Masterwork 'Imitation of Life' closes out WLOK Black Film Festival

Memphis Commercial Appeal - 31 Aug 2016
Directed by German-born Douglas Sirk, whose meticulously constructed high-gloss melodramas are Russian nesting dolls of cultural commentary and irony, "Imitation of Life" — adapted from a 1933 novel by Fannie Hurst that first was made into a movie in ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

All That Hollywood Allows: Douglas Sirk's Brilliant Melodramas

Film School Rejects - 05 Apr 2017
The most famous of these melodramas (and the ones I will be focusing on) are Magnificent Obsession (1954), All That Heaven Allows (1955), Written on the Wind (1956), and Imitation of Life (1959). The term “women's picture” was used to refer to ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

Fredi Washington: Imitation of a life well-served

MyAJC - 09 Feb 2017
In 1934, she appeared in “Imitation of Life” as Peola, a black woman who passes for white. Washington's light skin tone and green eyes made her a realistic fit for the role, leading some fans to falsely believe that — like Peola — she was anti-black ...
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)

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

Essence.com - 06 Apr 2017
Though Cato was not the only character at the center of this episode of Underground, his storyline was the most riveting this week. Still, everyone's lives are on the verge of explosion. Georgia's secret has been revealed. She's been passing as a white ...
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)

'Imitation of Life' Actress Juanita Moore Dies

Hollywood Reporter - 02 Jan 2014
NEW YORK – Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner's character's black friend in the classic weeper Imitation of Life, has died. Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and ...
imitation of life (1934 film)

Coming To America: Douglas Sirk's MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION

Birth.Movies.Death. (blog) - 04 May 2017
Alone and devastated, the actress moves her character through the room as Helen searches for an answer, coming dangerously close to the balcony's edge before knocking a flower pot over and breaking down at the very notion of ending one's own life. It's ...

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