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Re-Evaluating Women in 1930s Romantic Comedies

Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews The Runaway Bride, Elizabeth Kendall's book about women's portrayals and roles in the early era of film. The author says these women were allowed to be smarter, funnier and more self-respecting in ways that are uncommon today.


Other segments from the episode on October 24, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 24, 1990: Interview with Dilip Hiro; Commentary on Curtis Mayfield; Interview with Charles Burnett; Review of Elizabeth Kendall's book "The Runaway Bride."


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