Another movie post, another cautionary tale.
Were all old movies focusing on women cautionary tales?
Probably most of them.
Today's movie - Ziegfeld Girl (netflix / wikipedia / imdb) - shows how fame effects three different Ziegfeld girls.
I'm feeling lazy summarization-wise, so here's the summary from Amazon -
An elevator operator, a wife of a struggling concert violinist, a born-in-a-trunk vaudevillian: they're three different women on three different paths of life, yet they soon share one dream: to become a Ziegfeld Girl. Lana Turner, Hedy Lamarr and Judy Garland play the respective three trying for stardom in this sumptuous extravaganza. James Stewart adds to the star wattage, playing the jilted truck-driving beau of Turner's footlight diva.
Okay, I wouldn't be down with the whole "having men sit in the audience and ogle you" thing, but while I was watching this movie ALLLLLLLLLL I wanted to do was strut down those stairs wearing these costumes. For an audience of other women, gay men & people that just enjoyed costumes. The costumes! If I was an insanely rich person, I'd just wear things like this all day every day. The fact that Lady Gaga is never "off" annoys me, so it's kind of hypocritical of me for wanting that.... but I'd only wear these things in the privacy of my home. Not to, like, Trader Joe's.screencap of handwriting.
Another sort of face. The opposite of Hedy's serious face, really.
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