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 »
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »
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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
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The theme song "Do You Know Where You're Going To" was at first considered not acceptable "because of quality standards" for being an Oscar contender but Berry Gordy successfully lobbied the Academy into nominating it. See more »
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 »
My saints are a camera and a gun. They're both fiercely truthful.
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It's A Vanity Project With Some Camp Value--and Norman Bates, Too!
This is a fashion immersion, a star-promoting vehicle, rather like watching snakes at the zoo: fascinating but deadly. I didn't actively dislike it, and I did watch it all the way through. Mahogany is totally rooted in it's time, and in many ways--script, acting, music--it's fairly dreadful. Diana Ross, who has accomplished much of value in her lifetime, probably would rather erase this tacky romance from her resume, but there you are. And if you're reading this review, you are halfway to being trapped.
The Big Question is: should Diana choose her aging lover in Paris, including the promise of fashion immortality and unimaginable riches--or should she fly back to Chicago for the love of a good man and cook his dinner on a regular basis? After all, it is Billy Dee Williams. And Tony Perkins is around too,, probably strung out on something dangerous, making the film a few years after Psycho, still cruising on Norman Bates, so there's the added attraction of watching his shifty eyes never know quite where to land. This is one of those films that might be defined as one "for a very special kind of audience." I do believe it lacks general appeal.
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