Author Spotlight

Kim Morgan

Kim Morgan is a film writer and screenwriter whose work has appeared in Sight and Sound, Filmmaker magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the New Beverly Cinema blog, as well as her own blog, Sunset Gun. She cowrote the 2021 film Nightmare Alley.

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Marilyn’s Method

Marilyn Monroe was already a brilliant performer before she began studying Method acting, but the immersive techniques she learned from teacher Lee Strasberg gave her a heightened sense of her craft as “a sort of religion.”

By Kim Morgan

Nightmare Alley: The Fool Who Walks in Motley . . .

In Edmund Goulding’s gritty cult classic, Tyrone Power casts off his matinee-idol image to play a conniving carnival barker on the flipside of the American dream.

By Kim Morgan

Jean Arthur, the Nonconformist

A down-to-earth goddess of screwball, this Hollywood legend exuded a disarming mix of toughness and vulnerability, and made her mark as one of the most fiercely independent stars of her era.

By Kim Morgan

Design for Living: It Takes Three
Ernst Lubitsch’s Design for Living (1933) is what sexy should be—delightful, romantic, agonizing ecstasy. And it’s not just sexy but also revolutionary, daring, sweet, sour, cynical, carefree, poignant, and so far ahead of its time that one cou…

By Kim Morgan