Fast-Talking Dames


Saturday, August 11, 2001

In the Forties, actresses like Barbara Stanwyck, Carol Lombard, and Katherine Hepburn energized their movies with jokes, slang, frankness, and breathtaking banter. Kurt Andersen talks with Princeton professor Maria DiBattista about this glorious moment of cinematic history and the focus of her new book, Fast-Talking Dames.


Maria DiBattista

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