RUTH HUSSEY: Summer Under the Stars

Ruth Hussey’s first film was released in 1937. Her early roles were often as the girlfriend in romantic comedies. But she made her mark as magazine photographer Elizabeth Imbrie in┬áThe Philadelphia Story in 1940. She is snappy, snarky, all-knowing, and the perfect contrast to the erratic Katherine Hepburn. Audiences and the Academy agreed — she…

Madcap, Goofy, Bonkers, Enduringly Hilarious: Screwball Comedies of the 1930s

Along with a slew of decadent musicals came a slate of fast-talking, raucous comedies. Divorce-remarriage plots, fish out of water stories, and fierce, funny women all figure in the genre.