1937 – Christmas in Glendale, otherwise known as “Mildred Pierce” territory



  1. With this money I can get away from you. From you and your chickens and your pies and your kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar days, and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.

    You think just because you’ve made a little money, you can get some new hairdo and some expensive clothes and turn yourself into a lady. But you can’t. You’ll never be anything but a common frump whose father lived over a grocery store and whose mother took in washing. With this money I can get away from all the rotting, stinking thing that makes me think of this place or you!

  2. George Kaplan

    Oh my… What a spectacular Christmas scene. How many fabulous evocative pix can one woman discover? I loved Christmas.
    Ach, I do so like the term “bedroom suburb” it’s redolent of, well, something or other!
    As for Mildred, oh that daughter of her’s was such an ungrateful little hussy, what a bit…um, a bitter little pip… 😉

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