In the 1959 version of the film “Imitation of Life” has a list of differences from 1934 original

In the 1959 version of the film “Imitation of Life” has a list of differences from 1934 original, but the storyline is considerably the same. Among the differences in details are the main characters (the mothers and daughters) have different names than in the novel and original screenplay, and the white mother’s success comes from some breaks in acting versus being given a secret family recipe by the black main character, which results in a multi-million dollar business. One reason for that change from the original is the era in which this version was made, there had been some major improvements in civil rights, and in 1959 it was possible for a black woman to achieve success in business, making the original plot weak.