First Look: The Dark Pages’ Mildred Pierce Giant Issue


Dark Pages’ yearly extravaganzas are big deals and every year they get bigger and better. This Mildred Pierce issue is yet another collector’s item full of history, background, analysis, opinion, trivia, biography and great images.

The lineup of contributors this time includes bloggers Ruth from Silver Screenings, Laura from Laura’s Misc Musings, Kellee from Outspoken & Freckled, Aurora from Once Upon a Screen, Jennifer from Virtual Virago, Paula who runs Cinema Detroit, Stacia from She Blogged by Night, Jacqueline from Another Old Movie Blog, Alan Rode, Emily Vallely, and yours truly.


The subjects covered include director Michael Curtiz, Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Zachary Scott, Jack Carson, Eve Arden, Jo Ann Marlowe, Moroni Olsen, cinematographer Ernest Haller, analysis of the characters, themes of feminism, motherhood and post-war America, a look at the adaptation from the source novel, a look at a modern novel inspired by the movie, a roundup of reviews of the day, the promo and poster art, plus trivia and tidbits.

If you’re a noir movie fan, The Dark Pages is for you. Get this issue or a whole subscription — click right here to learn how to order in paper or e-version.





8 thoughts on “First Look: The Dark Pages’ Mildred Pierce Giant Issue”

    1. These are always very nice issues, and great ways to wind up the year with an allstar lineup! There are even more writers in the issue but they don’t have blogs/twitter.

    1. I love the variety of writers and views in this, the more voices the merrier especially for a movie with as much to talk about as Mildred!

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