When Movies Were Movies

BY Trudy Ring

April 15 2010 7:30 AM ET

TCM FILM FEST 6 X390 (COURTESY) | ADVOCATE.COM- Also from 1959, Douglas Sirk’s magnificently melodramatic Imitation of Life, with Lana Turner emoting in fabulous fashions and producer Ross Hunter’s penchant for opulence obvious in every frame. Scheduled with the screening is what promises to be a fascinating discussion with costars Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner, who played, respectively, Turner’s African-American maid and the maid’s daughter, who passes for white. Another Turner movie in the fest is Vincente Minnelli’s inside-Hollywood drama The Bad and the Beautiful; Turner’s lesbian daughter, Cheryl Crane, will provide an introduction.

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