Books and Movies

Holiday Movies of the 1940s

You've probably seen It's a Wonderful Life (1946) scores of times already, and while it is certainly a great movie, it's just one of a dozen memorable films made in the 1940s that celebrate the holiday season. The quality of acting during those years was sensational, and the sentiments straightforward and sincere. Here are some lesser-known chestnuts from the 1940s (and one from the early 1950s) that are worth seeking out this holiday season:

Getting what you want

Jane Juska wrote a book about her quest for a fulfilling sexual relationship. A year earlier she placed an ad in the literary section of the New York Times.

Jane had little idea how dramatically her life would change by this action.

Her attempt to introduce a fulfilling sexual relationship into her life led her to a thorough examination of her life to date, and the writing of her best-selling non-fiction book, A Round Heeled Woman.