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Ava: A Life In Movies Book Review

Ava

“Ava: A Life In Movies” is a thorough biography. Continue reading

August 7, 2017 Posted by | Book review | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Know Where I’m Going: Katharine Hepburn, A Personal Biography

This new biography about Katharine Hepburn is just out in paperback and is a good, solid read for fans.

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May 27, 2011 Posted by | Book review | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Errol and Olivia:Ego and Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood by Robert Matzen

Errol and Olivia book coverWe usually don’t write book reviews here at the corner but film buffs will be delighted at this just released coffee table sized book about two of Hollywood’s biggest stars; Errol Flynn and Olivia De Haviland, still going strong in her 90’s.  The author Robert Matzen, is no stranger to Hollywood or Flynn: he wrote a previous book about the infamous house Flynn built in Hollywood,, entitled “Errol Flynn Slept Here”.

The book delves deeply into both stars backgrounds and their encounters both on and off the screen; carefully examining their personal and professional relationships in all their films together, from Flynn’s first starring role in Captain Blood to their last, touching scene in  “They Died With Their Boots On” an historically inaccurate accounting of Custer’s Last Stand.  Along the way, we are treated to some of the best stories surrounding both stars, their squabbles, and how De Haviland has since gone on to become the Grand Dame of cinema. Continue reading

November 2, 2010 Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hollywood mourns two greats

Jennifer Jones

Best actress Academy Award for “The Song Of Bernadette”, she was nominated 5 times for her roles.

Major squeeze of Robert Walker, David O. Selznick, and art patron Norton Simon.

Films included “Duel In The Sun”, “A Portrait Of Jennie”, “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing”, and her last film,”Towering Inferno”.

She died at home in Malibu at the age of 90.

Roy E. Disney

Nephew to Walt, brought back quality animation to the studio.

Major fights with Disney boards gave him a rebel image.

Resigning twice, he still won most of those fights, defeating powerful Michael Eisner.

Responsible for Disney’s “Little Mermaid”, “Beauty and the Beast” among others.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , , | Leave a comment