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Tender Comrade

Tender Comrade, a 1943 film starring Ginger Rogers, is notable less for its cinematic merits than for the political controversy it provoked years later. The film’s director, Edward Dmytryk, was blacklisted, and imprisoned for several months during the Second Red Scare of the late 1940s. … Continue reading

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Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits

I am very fond of the National Portrait Gallery, and particularly enjoyed their Hoppé exhibition earlier this year. So I had high expectations for their latest offering, which the gallery describes as “a celebration of Hollywood portraiture from the industry’s … Continue reading

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China must improve its human rights record

Last week saw the state visit of the Chinese President, Hu Jintao, to the USA. This was ostensibly a commercially motivated visit, with the official aim of promoting trade between China and the USA. China has enjoyed a meteoric rise to … Continue reading

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