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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen
Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code.
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From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen

  • PEOPLE.com
From Caged to Orange Is the New Black: A Brief History of Incarcerated Women on Screen
Orange Is the New Black returns June 17. The show has rightly earned praise for its nuanced, moving portrayals of female inmates of all stripes, and serves as a reminder of how far things have come in terms of images of incarcerated women on screen. In appreciation of series creator Jenji Kohan and the cast and crew's elevated take on the subject matter, we're looking back at the bleak and often exploitative history of the strange "women's prison drama" film genre. The portrayal of women in prison can be split - as most of Hollywood can - into two periods: Pre- and Post-Code.
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On TCM: Oscar Winner Colbert

Claudette Colbert movies on Turner Classic Movies: From ‘The Smiling Lieutenant’ to TCM premiere ‘Skylark’ (photo: Claudette Colbert and Maurice Chevalier in ‘The Smiling Lieutenant’) Claudette Colbert, the studio era’s perky, independent-minded — and French-born — "all-American" girlfriend (and later all-American wife and mother), is Turner Classic Movies’ star of the day today, August 18, 2014, as TCM continues with its "Summer Under the Stars" film series. Colbert, a surprise Best Actress Academy Award winner for Frank Capra’s 1934 comedy It Happened One Night, was one Paramount’s biggest box office draws for more than decade and Hollywood’s top-paid female star of 1938, with reported earnings of $426,944 — or about $7.21 million in 2014 dollars. (See also: TCM’s Claudette Colbert day in 2011.) Right now, TCM is showing Ernst Lubitsch’s light (but ultimately bittersweet) romantic comedy-musical The Smiling Lieutenant (1931), a Best Picture Academy Award nominee starring Maurice Chevalier as a French-accented Central European lieutenant in
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TV on Tap: Spartacus' Final Stand, Patrick Duffy Wants a "Step By Step" Reunion and "Copper" Gets Alfre Woodard

Da Vinci's Demons spreads its wings tonight.

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Patrick Duffy says he'd like to participate in a Step by Step reunion movie and that it would be interesting to see how the Lambert family grew up. I just hope such a series spawns a serious topical drama that desperately adds a laugh track when ratings tank, giving the Tgif generation a The Bradys of their own.

You've seen me complain that the dark side of a golden age of television is a too-full DVR that make it challenging to keep up with all the good shows (as well as the guilty pleasures and hate watching) available. It also means that shows like Southland and Switched at Birth don't quite get the attention they deserve. I'm still looking for time to get caught up on Game of Thrones, much less time to get to that third episode of Top of the Lake.
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Cher to Kick Off TCM’s New Friday Night Spotlight – A Woman’s World: The Defining Era of Women In Film

Cher, the Oscar®, Emmy®, Grammy®, Cannes Film Festival and three-time Golden Globe® award winner is set to be the first host of Friday Night Spotlight, a brand new film showcase launching April 5 on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). TCM host Robert Osborne will join Cher to kick off the franchise with A Woman’s World: The Defining Era of Women in Film, a collection of 17 films handpicked by Cher to illustrate the evolving roles of women from the late 1930s to the early ’50s. Each month thereafter, Friday Night Spotlight will feature a celebrity or expert host who will take viewers through a collection of films focusing on a specific topic.

A Woman’s World: The Defining Era of Women in Film will start Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. (Et) with Cher and Osborne hosting a night of movies focusing on motherhood, beginning with Joan Crawford’s Oscar®-winning performance in
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Claudette Colbert Movie Schedule: It Happened One Night, Since You Went Away

Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night Claudette Colbert on TCM: Boom Town, Parrish, Midnight, Outpost In Malaya Schedule (Et) and synopses from the TCM website: 6:00 Am Boom Town (1940) Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil. Dir: Jack Conway. Cast: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert. Bw-119 mins. 8:00 Am The Secret Heart (1946) A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon, June Allyson. Bw-97 mins. 10:00 Am The Secret Fury (1950) A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad. Dir: Mel Ferrer. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl. Bw-86 mins. 11:30 Am Three Came Home (1950) A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond. Bw-105 mins. 1:30 Pm Parrish (1961) When his mother marries into the tobacco business,
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