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1928SadieWhy did Jeanne Eagels – the original Sadie Thompson, and a Broadway legend – never bring Rain to the big screen? Author Laini Giles considers this lost opportunity, in a Classic Movie Blogathon post for Sepia Stories.

Meanwhile, Lars Nilsen has written a mini-biography of Jeanne for AFS Viewfinders, describing her as ‘an incandescent, proto-method actress.’ And over at Journeys in Classic Film, a perceptive review of Jeanne Eagels, the 1957 biopic starring Kim Novak, nails its many distortions.