<small>Our Favorites <br>& How to Watch Them:</small><br><b>Dorothy Arzner</b>

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Dorothy Arzner

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Christopher Strong (1933): This one’s about a love affair between a female pilot and a member of British Parliament. And it’s as good as that description makes it sound. Also, if you’ve ever seen that photo of Katharine Hepburn wearing a crazy silver moth costume that the internet loves so much, it’s from this movie, and that alone is worth the price of admission.



Dance, Girl, Dance (1940): Maureen O’Hara and Lucille Ball play rival dancers but in kind of an empowered female sort of way. O’Hara is a classical ballerina and Lucille Ball is, well, promiscuous, so that dichotomy gets a lot of play. There’s also some pretty fun 1940s burlesque if that’s your thing. And if you need any extra motivation to watch this, you should probably know that Lucille Ball’s character’s name is Bubbles.