Cadillac Records (2008) short review

An ensemble story of Chess records, with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Etta James, and many more characters intertwining into a reasonably well done, interesting story.  My only complaint is that Beyonce as Etta James has a small part that is given far too much reverence — you can tell that everyone is thinking, “It’s BEYONCE!” (Note: I love Etta James, but Beyonce is given the star treatment when she’s on screen, which doesn’t make sense given how minor her part is).  Nice 1960s costumes!

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Kendra

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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