A Note from Maedez:
Before SNL, before Rita, there was Miriam. Pronunciation differences aside, her Gilda, from the 1933 motion picture “adaptation” of Noël Coward’s sensational play Design for Living, is ten steps beyond delightful.
Knowledge of the play isn’t a prerequisite to watching the film: the two share little more than a superficial resemblance. Each can be enjoyed on its own merits. Of course, only one has our Miriam!
Up next: In Part One of our review, Effie argues why Design for Living’s Gilda Farrell is Miriam at her comedic best.