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Mahogany (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 March 1976 (Netherlands)
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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring ... See full summary »

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Tracy Chambers
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Brian Walker
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Sean McAvoy
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Christian Rosetti
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Florence
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Miss Evans
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Carlotta Gavina
Lenard Norris ...
Wil
Jerome Arnold ...
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Pemon Rami ...
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Obelo ...
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Ira Rogers ...
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Kristine Cameron ...
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Ted Liss ...
Sweatshop Foreman
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Tracy, an aspiring designer from the slums of Chicago puts herself through fashion school in the hopes of becoming one of the world's top designers. Her ambition leads her to Rome spurring a choice between the man she loves or her newfound success. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with

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Mahagoni  »

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Producer Berry Gordy fired original director Tony Richardson and then took over direction of the picture himself. See more »

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The final shot of the film (an overview of the crowd gathered to hear Brian's speech) shows Tracy rushing up to Brian and madly embracing him, but moments earlier they had already walked up to each other in the middle of that crowd and kissed. See more »

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Brian: Let me tell you something, and don't you ever forget it: that success is nothing without someone you love to share it with!
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Dolce Immenso Amore
Written by R. Montanari and P. Gruden
Performed by Wess Grezzi and Dori Grezzi
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You know where it's going to
17 December 2001 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This slick but predictable tale of fashion-world fame resembles, by turns, a diluted version of Valley of the Dolls. Only in this valley, the only doll is black beauty Diana Ross, piloting the whole vanity vehicle like a Sherman tank. She plays Tracy Chambers, a gorgeous secretary from the mean streets of Chicago who finds fame and fortune (but alas--poignant sniffle--not happiness) as Europe's top model/designer, Mahogany ("Meeeee! Mahogany!"). As her lovely theme song flows from the soundtrack, Ms. Ross throws a tantrum in a fountain (which ends up on a Revlon billboard); does a wax-covered striptease; and wears a number of eye-popping, often hideous fashions that she designed herself, including a Sea Monkey costume and a sugar glider made out of pantyhose. But ultimately, what she really wants is love--as does every woman is this sort of film since the invention of the movie camera.

Limp though it may be, there is some enjoyment to be had for camp devotees. The photography and music are breathtaking. The cast looks great; the acting is okay, considering that everyone is forced to mouth silly, soapy dialogue about love and selfishness. There are a fair number of unintentional laughs, too, but by the end, you just won't care anymore. Really, Mahogany is about audience gratification. Basically, the film tells us that success is "Nothing But Heartaches" (to quote Diana--sorry, couldn't resist), so you may as well stay home and clean the oven. And if you believe that idiocy, I've got some prime Florida realty to sell you.


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