Books

Howard Hughes and Hollywood’s Sordid History

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Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood

By: Karina Longworth

Grade: A

My interest in classic Hollywood has never extended to Howard Hughes and my previous familiarity with his story came from biographies of Katherine Hepburn and Jane Russell. Yet I have to admit I was more interested in this due to the Me Too movement, the Harvey Weinstein case and (and countless other) Hollywood scandals exposing long standing harassment.

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Movies

And They Prefer the Diamonds

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Grade: B+

Considering that choosing films for the Blind Spot Series┬áis very much like a TBR (TBW?) it’s amazing I stuck with it this long. Truth be told I’m very much a mood watcher like a mood reader and I didn’t want to watch any of the movies on my list.

I wound up watching this Marilyn Monroe/Jane Russell classic and completely enjoyed it.

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