Like many actresses of her day, Laurette Luez was expected to be a beautiful siren in skimpy clothing who could be from almost anywhere—just not here.
The 1936 movie Little Lord Fauntleroy broke box office records, only to be toned down and masculinized amid cultural fears of the “sissified” male.
In the period immediately following World War II, the femme fatale embodied a host of male anxieties about gender roles.
What did women coming of age in the 1950s think of Doris Day in Calamity Jane? Does her filmography have the same meaning now?
In the 1950s, Frank Sinatra starred in Suddenly, a movie that happens to depict a plot against the President.
The archives of the historically black Tuskegee University recently released recordings from 1957 to 1971, with a number by powerful civil rights leaders.
Reddit's popular AITA forum lets readers post and weigh in on everyday ethical questions. But it isn't the first public venue for those discussions.
The mysteriously named Madame Sul-Te-Wan was the first black actress to land a Hollywood studio contract.
Woodman's imagery engaged with architectural and natural landscapes that were themselves in a state of change and decay.
It would have been easy for censors to just ban the racist epithet during the classical era of film. Here's why it didn't happen.