History Main / CollegeWidow

12th Aug '16 8:18:30 PM nombretomado
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* The wife of the dean in ''AnimalHouse''. Although her husband is still living, he doesn't pay too much attention to her (preferring instead to use her as arm candy), and she finds him stuffy and boring. So she turns to the frat boys and their WackyFratboyHijinks...successfully.

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* The wife of the dean in ''AnimalHouse''.''Film/AnimalHouse''. Although her husband is still living, he doesn't pay too much attention to her (preferring instead to use her as arm candy), and she finds him stuffy and boring. So she turns to the frat boys and their WackyFratboyHijinks...successfully.
24th May '16 8:29:28 PM MsChibi
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A character type dating to at least the early 20th century (there is a 1915 silent film entitled ''The College Widow''), but now a ForgottenTrope: a single woman living in a college town who attracts, encourages and enjoys the attention of the young men from the local school. Often she is the younger wife of a deceased faculty member or college president, but in any case she is barely older than the students she courts. As a genuine widow, she came upon a healthy taste (and talent) for sexual relations ''legitimately'', but her youth left her with her wifely desires still burning hot; she thus turns to the school's handy supply of strapping young men to fill them. Her house, just off the campus, is usually the home to at least one WildTeenParty a week if not more, and during Prohibition it's all but a speakeasy.

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A character type dating to at least the early 20th century (there is a 1915 silent film entitled ''The College Widow''), but now a ForgottenTrope: a single woman living in a college town who attracts, encourages and enjoys the attention of the young men from the local school. Often she is the [[TrophyWife younger wife wife]] of a deceased faculty member or college president, but in any case she is barely older than the students she courts. (Which is not to say that older examples don't exist; see, for example, Dean Wormer's wife in ''Film/AnimalHouse''.) As a genuine widow, she came upon a healthy taste (and talent) for sexual relations ''legitimately'', but her youth left her with her wifely desires still burning hot; she thus turns to the school's handy supply of strapping young men to fill them. Her house, just off the campus, is usually the home to at least one WildTeenParty a week if not more, and during Prohibition it's all but a speakeasy.



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15th Jan '16 12:15:21 PM eroock
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* Thelma "Hot Toddy" Todd (Connie Bailey) in the 1932 MarxBrothers movie ''HorseFeathers''.
* ''HorseFeathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.

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* Thelma "Hot Toddy" Todd (Connie Bailey) in the 1932 MarxBrothers movie ''HorseFeathers''.
''Film/HorseFeathers''.
* ''HorseFeathers'' ''Film/HorseFeathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.
15th Jan '16 12:13:05 PM eroock
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-->-- '''Groucho Marx''' in ''HorseFeathers''

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-->-- '''Groucho Marx''' in ''HorseFeathers''
''Film/HorseFeathers''
14th Nov '15 5:56:43 PM nombretomado
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* Beulah in RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Allegro'' is something like this.

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* Beulah in RodgersAndHammerstein's Creator/RodgersAndHammerstein's ''Allegro'' is something like this.
1st Sep '13 7:58:48 PM MsChibi
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See also LikesOlderWomen.
23rd Jan '13 12:39:50 AM allboyband
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* ''Horse Feathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.

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* ''Horse Feathers'' ''HorseFeathers'' was in fact mostly a spoof of a 1927 film called simply ''The College Widow'' featuring Delores Costello as the title character, Jane Witherspoon. The daughter of a professor, Jane was technically a bit young to be considered a true college widow but filled the role anyway. This itself was a remake of a 1915 silent film of the same name, in which Jane was played by Ethel Clayton.
25th Dec '12 10:34:14 AM DynamicDragon
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15th Aug '12 5:46:02 AM Sheora
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* Hilda "Sharpie" Corners from Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' is explicitly described as a college widow (although she protests that all of her paramours were age-appropriate). Given Heinlein's history of creating retro-flavored futures, this may be an instance of a deliberate use of an outdated trope to indicate that the book does not, as it initially seems, start TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture of ''our'' universe.

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* Hilda "Sharpie" Corners from Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novel ''TheNumberOfTheBeast'' ''Literature/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' is explicitly described as a college widow (although she protests that all of her paramours were age-appropriate). Given Heinlein's history of creating retro-flavored futures, this may be an instance of a deliberate use of an outdated trope to indicate that the book does not, as it initially seems, start TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture of ''our'' universe.
8th Aug '12 12:38:43 AM randomsurfer
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* In the ''{{Series/Bones}}'' episode "The Beaver in the Otter" the VictimOfTheWeek, an underachieving college student, had been carrying on an affair with the college President's wife. Reading between the lines, it seems that she regularly finds young college boys to have affairs with behind her husband's back.
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