The Other Side of the Rainbow

The Other Side of the Rainbow With Judy Garland on the Dawn Patrol by Mel Tormé is an account of his time as composer and musical adviser on the 1963 television series “The Judy Garland Show”. The book, published just one year after Garland’s death, has become rather infamous for …

Wife Vs. Secretary (1936)

With a title like Wife Vs Secretary, one might expect a standard 1930s “woman’s weepy” starring Kay Francis, George Brent, and lots of inappropriate haute couture for everyday wear. Instead, this 1936 film is a charming blend of romantic comedy and drama, fast-paced and with lots of lively dialogue. The …

Wife vs Secretary photo gallery

Promotional photos from the movie Wife vs Secretary (1936) starring Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow and Clark Gable.

Murder By Television (1935)

There’s quite a bit of confusion about the plot in online reviews of Murder by Television, and it’s no wonder. The plot, simply put, stinks. The film is a convoluted whodunnit with what I suppose is a hint of science fiction thrown in the mix, although I am perhaps too kind.


Hello, and welcome to She Blogged By Night. I’m your host, Stacia. You may know me from such blogs as LiveJournal and Food & Movies, as well as the darker corners of Usenet. While I enjoyed posting on Food & Movies quite a bit in the last few months, I …

In the Background: Richard Simmons

Fitness guru Richard Simmons once told A&E’s Biography that he spent time in Italy in his early 20s, and was a bit actor in the 1969 film Fellini Satyricon, an epic tale of decadence and bloodshed populated by hundreds of extras with unique faces and surprising bodies. It’s no surprise that a young, doe-eyed, very large young Simmons would be cast as one of these human decorations.