Tag: MGM

July 29, 2017 /

Ms. Hellman wrote these when she was 23-24ish. I think at that time she was divorced, working at MGM as a reader, and had just met the love of her life, Dashiell Hammett. The stories are the first flexing of her literary muscle. They were published once, in a magazine…

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November 14, 2014 /

Now then, if you were working at MGM in the late 1950s or early 1960s this is what was on the menu — wait, we’ll start with an aerial view of the studio: Okay, now the menu: . . .

September 23, 2014 /

Here’s the set up: Ninotchka commenting on western decadence – (looking at a ladies’ hat in a display window)  How can such a civilization survive which permits their women to put things like that on their heads? It won’t be long now comrades. And then she meets Melvyn Douglas and…