While Cameron’s life was flourishing, Screamer left Messina in hopes of becoming an actress in Hollywood (65). Rather than showing the world her talent, she tried to sleep her way to the top, which hurt her in the long run (66). According to Nat, Cameron’s best friend since Kindergarten, Screamer looks like an aging high-dollar call girl, while Cameron is nothing but class (98). Neely neglected Cameron because Screamer was hot and trot, but fourteen years later all she had become was a thirty-two year old, looking fifty that was fat, ugly, and tired (97, 182-183). Outer beauty, obviously, cannot define a person for who they are. That type of beauty is temporary and easily forgotten, but what is etched in the minds of those willing to truly see beauty is the inner appearance. Cameron’s beauty in high school was held within herself. After school is when her outer beauty was truly revealed, and when Neely realized how beautiful she was inside and out. Cameron, even though she wasn’t competing with Screamer, outdid her in every way; especially when it came to her outward appearance
This essay, which was written in the 1940’s, begins by describing the fate of most actors. However, this essay focuses on one actress who did not share the same fate as most thespians. That actress is Ellen Terry. In addition to being a talented actress Terry was a talented writer, despite the fact that she did not acknowledge this. Her writings included descriptions of Henry Irving’s Hamlet, her autobiography, and many letters. However, Terry was not merely a writer, but she was a talented writer. The reason was that Terry added tone an emotion to everything she wrote. The author goes on to say she did this with all tools, and all crafts: cooking, carving, writing, and typing. Then the author goes on to describe her paintings, which were not
Lynn Nottage’s play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is an interesting play that deals with race during 1933 Hollywood. The two main characters Vera Stark and Gloria Mitchell show how black and white actresses were treated back then. Vera is African American and in the 1930’s the roles for her were degrading such as playing maids or slaves. Meanwhile Gloria, a “white” actress, gets the leading roles for movies. These two women show us how Hollywood treated black and white passing actresses.
Imagine if everyone doubted you because of your gender. Especially if your field of work. To not have the same opportunities that someone else gets. This is something that my hero Barbra Streisand knows very well. She is an amazing actress, comedian, singer but she wanted more, she had a passion for directing and when she did direct her first film “Yentl” it was a huge hit and yet she was not given as much respect during filming as a man would. At that time there were very few women directors in hollywood, also actors had very few opportunities to make there own films. Over the years Barbra has had a huge impact on society and the whole aspect and vibe of hollywood she is an inspiration to many including me and many others with her impacts
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a feminist executive, author, narrator, and she plans in supporting ladies/girls. Jennifer was delivered on June 19, 1974, aged 40, who is an American filmmaker mainly for documentaries. She is the author and maker of the movie Miss Representation, which in 2011 lead in the documentary contest. The movie observes how the internet and social life have added to the image of girls' role of self-respect. Jennifer being a feminist director, never tried to put men down, rather she directed movies that related girl's issues and expressed them in a motivating way, which helped people think about why feminism is still important for both sexes.
Lena Horne was a rising actress in the time period of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Like many other actresses at the time, her career had many twists and turns, but she soon proved herself as a distinguished Hollywood star. Yet, there are a couple differences in Lena’s experience compared to that of her peers like Ava Gardner and Judy Garland. Lena was a light skinned African American who refused to play the role of servants, prostitutes, or “bumblingly idiots” typically given to black actors, which made it difficult to find jobs, but caused her to forge her own path and radicalize the industry for people of color.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” One of the many amazing quotes by an amazing woman. Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic model, musician, and actress of all time. Marilyn Monroe is still looked up to today and still inspires millions of people. Marilyn was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn Monroe was born with the name Norma Jeane but then in 1956 she legally changed her name to the name we all know her by, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was in and out of foster homes throughout her childhood. Although, there are many iconic and influential people in the world Marilyn Monroe has been the most influential.
Kate Chopin’s short story “The Story of an Hour” is set in the late 1800s – a time when women were considered inferior to men. Women had traditional roles as wives and mothers. In this 19th century patriarchal society, Chopin shows us Louise Mallard, the main character, who does not comply with the female gender norms of the Victorian period. When Louise learns about the death of her husband, her reaction and the reaction of her sister and the doctor tell us a great deal about gender stereotyping during this time.
The 1962 movie Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? is about two older sisters, who were successful and famous in their early years. Now, they just think about the old days and wish they could get back to those glorious days. The two sisters in the movie are Jane and Blanche Hudson. Jane was a famous child star, where Blanche got recognized and became a famous actress later in her life. After reading Susan Sontag’s essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” I feel that the movie is “Camp.”
Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln.
I have chosen the movie precious and have viewed this movie two times with the goal that I can compose a make the great notes for composing the reflection about this movie. The movie Precious in light of the novel Push by Sapphire around is about a girl (Claireece Precious Jones) who was brought up in an oppressive family unit with her mother and her mother 's sweetheart, where she manages verbal, physical and sexual abuse from both her mother, and father who lives in an alternate home. Precious has one kid with Down 's Syndrome, however her mother doesn 't let the infant stay in the house with them so she lives with her grandmother and the main time Precious gets the chance to see the infant is the point at which the social worker visits to assess the tyke care. This movie was extremely reasonable. It demonstrated what a few individuals really need to manage in ordinary life. While at this movie there were numerous scenes that were exceptionally scandalous for me. Numerous issues in this movie need to manage how one envisions oneself. This is an elegantly composed movie despite the fact that it demonstrates reality behind oppressive family units. In this movie, Precious needs to manage numerous things; that no young person ought to need to confront. Precious is an exceptional film yet numerous individuals treated it like it was
The bildungsroman Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë underlines the necessity of adversity in one’s life. Jane’s unwarranted circumstance and discriminatory society, however unjust, proved vital for her growth. For in the end, the trials and hardships she underwent allowed her to become a person, who was neither completely controlled by her beliefs or her religion. (Benvenuto)
The novel by Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale, was truly a remarkable and unbeatable story depicting two women who have taken extremely opposite stands in regards to Nazis occupation in France. Throughout the storyline, Hannah was able to weave the ink on a page into wondrous and thrilling narrations from these two sisters. Indeed, one almost feels as if they were completely submerged in the mind’s of these dynamic characters. In a way, Vianne and Isabelle can be compared to the actions of the natural elements of fire and water. One goes with the flow, not really pushing against the current; while the other blazes against everything in its path, not stopping for anything, or anyone. Yet, they both are a force of nature in their own right. Vianne and Isabelle both have their reasons for acting in their particular manner throughout the storyline.
The Drowsy Chaperone was a very successful musical, and I enjoyed watching the different themes. The cast did an amazing job dancing, singing, acting, and remembering their lines. As I watched, I was truly amazed at how well the play 's layout was done, including the set, props, and lighting. The play was done so well, that I barely noticed any mistakes. The characters made successful physical choices which created the perfect play. My favorite part of the play, was in the beginning when the characters came out of the refrigerator and danced altogether. This was amazing, and I was not expecting that to happen. My two favorite characters in the play were The Man in Chair, played by Jim Crisp, and Janet van de Graaff, played by Sara Koohang. They both
On October 22nd, at 7:30 pm, in Tarbutton Hall, I watched the play called, “Wit,” by Oxford College Theater. This play was written by Margaret Edson. Having read the play before, I was interested to see how Oxford Theater produced the play.