My Old Addiction

Star 80


(out of 5)

The tragic story of Playboy centerfold Dorothy Stratton is told through fictional interviews and dramatic recreations in this film by Bob Fosse. is compelling as Stratton, a kind and naive girl who went to the top of the magazine’s stardom but was constantly held back by her no-good, small-timer of a husband ().  Stratton never wanted to deny him his part in making her a success, but her wanting to distance herself from him eventually drove him to viciously murder her in cold blood. Fosse uses creative editing and photography to put across this story of lost innocence and corruption, coaxing amazing performances from his stars as well as a brilliant  in a supporting role as Stratton’s mother. This powerful account of fame gone sour was Fosse’s last completed film.

USA, 1983

Directed by

Screenplay by Bob Fosse, based on the article Death Of a Playmate by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Awards 1983


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