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I loved that movie. It was a good primer for a ten year old.


Mildred Pierce, while overrated, is another great example of what you are talking about. A strong and powerful and successful business woman way before the 70's.ok she had a really irritating daughter but she was independent and powerful.

The Countess

Thanks for the link, Lance. I have always liked those older movies with strong female characters. I recognized "Double Indemnity" as soon as I saw the TV screen on "Swingtown". The Count and I enjoy "Swingtown" as a guilty pleasure. It's certainly not groundbreaking - the soaps have had those kinds of plotlines for decades - but it's entertaining without wallowing too much in '70s kitsch.

Kit Stolz

Okay, but is "Swingtown" any good? Really good? What about for someone who grew up in that era, believe it or don't?

Your pals want to know.

The Countess

Kit, so far I like it. It's a little too soon to tell how it will pan out, or where the storylines will go. But it's definitely holding my interest. I grew up in that era, but I was a teenager raised in a conservative Catholic working class neighborhood. Swinging wasn't done where I lived, not that I knew of anyway. I never even heard of key parties until I saw them covered on an episode of "Cold Case" last year. Learn something new every day. LOL!


Lance. Please. Not to quibble with the topic or anything but there are typos which can be ignored and then there are TYPOS that affect the whole piece...

The extra "i" in Jimmy "Paige" - definitely falls in the latter category.


huh, you're so right! Thanks for the catch. I fixed it.

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