Good at Being Bad: The films of Gloria Grahame.
It is the title of a series of films featuring Gloria Grahame showing at the National Film Theatre. Nothing to do with Old Women and Film but I needed to signal In a Lonely Place,(1950) dir. Nicholas Ray to people interested in male violence and women.
The information leaflet and the talk in Screen 1 mentioned the ‘paranoia , distrust and treachery… in the times of the anti red witch hunt ‘ as the background to the film.
I found an interesting study of male jealousy, violence , the lure of celebrity, the reaction of a woman to violence. In these days when the cover up of the abuse by powerful men in many institutions – including Hollywood – is being publicised it is an interesting film to discuss.