Is Gone with the Wind Racist?

Before I go into my opinions on this, we need to contextualize both the era Gone with the Wind was made about and the era it was made in. Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind covers a broad span of time, and one could write an entire book on what happened in each year to…

History of Jim Crow

The world is a bit mad right now, and I have taken some time off, but I’m back! For those who don’t know, I actually have dedicated a good portion of my academic career to race relations in the United States between 1830-1930. The following is my completed capstone for those who wish to know more…

Style Guide: Bardot

Our new Saturday feature is style icons, complete with three looks that you can easily replicate. First up, none other than the ultimate French style icon–Brigitte Bardot. Bardot’s style is simply effortlessly chic. Why is it so timeless? She mixed and matched classic pieces that are still in-style today. Trust me when I say it’s…

Betty Monday: Mother Wore Tights

*Spoilers Ahead* For the next few weeks, I’m reviewing Betty Grable movies. Today’s (I know, it’s Tuesday) selection is Mother Wore Tights, co-starring Dan Dailey and Mona Freeman. Background: Interestingly, Fox executives held reservations about the film’s potential for success. Betty’s films normally focused on contemporary backstage shenanigans, but Mother Wore Tights revolved around turn-of-the-century vaudeville. Betty’s…