Post by lionessinwinter on Feb 5, 2009 12:31:10 GMT -5
I just finished Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley the sequel to GWTW. Well written and definitely worth a read ! I am now reading Mrs Lincoln by Catherine Clinton a bio of Mary Todd Lincoln. Being a native of Kentucky reading about President and Mrs Lincoln holds particular happiness for me. I also have on my plate to read several books about or by Iris Murdoch.
I took a break from Edgar Allen Poe to read this, which I bought off ebay for only $10. It is a beautiful coffee table book (that means it's big and heavy) filled with publicity portraits, stills from her movies, her wardrobe and various possessions (in color!), snapshots and previously unpublished photos taken of her during her time spent overseas in WWII. Best of all, there are captions to each photograph co-written by her daughter. It also has a few anecdotes and words of appreciation (in the first 20 pages or so) written by people who either knew her more personally (Sternberg and Hemingway) or was simply a co-worker (directors and actors and composers). The photos are great and the captions are interesting.
Still re-reading Riva's book...
"As a human being, I don't suppose I have any real individuality. I'm the people I've met; I'm a mixture of everything I've ever read or seen. I'm everyone I've ever loved."
Post by CrazyForKate on Jul 2, 2010 14:48:17 GMT -5
There's a Canadian novel called "Clara Callan" (by Richard B. Wright) set from about 1934-1938. It's about two sisters- one a lonely schoolteacher in Ontario, the other a somewhat flighty radio actress in New York. Sort of about the role of women in that time period. One of my very favourite books- have probably read it seven or eight times. It might be difficult to find in the USA, but well worth the search- and even has some scenes set in Hollywood during the making of GWTW.
I always imagined a film adaptation with Kate, Barbara Stanwyck and Bette Davis...it could never have been made when they were young enough...but oh, it would have been powerful.
Anyway, it's not 1940's, but certainly I feel a lot of you would like it.
Post by charliesgirl7681 on Jul 2, 2010 21:07:54 GMT -5
I'm reading four books at once lol This is what happens when I'm off for the summer I get out my huge list of 'want to read' and start in on it.
I read Ginger's autobio and just finished Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule, I'm reading Lauren Bacall's autobio, and Like Me by Chely Wright (her autobio). I have about another 3 books to get through including Sizzling Sixteen. Yeah I need a life lol.
Judy: All has changed on the Proboard....Not sure my reply got posted. Anyway, thanks for the notice, Evelien. I'm unable to access it. I can watch the clip of the woman flipping through the Kate books and talking about fashion - one of which is Rebel Chic :-)
Feb 4, 2014 20:29:21 GMT -5
dreamer: Ok peeps have tried to figure this new board - with not much success In order to login - click at the upper right corner - use your name from the board and your password and it should be all right. If not - please let me know and I will try to help!
Jul 29, 2014 7:30:03 GMT -5
Judy: I can enter. But not sure how to post now....Although I have nothing exciting to say, except hello to everyone!
Jul 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Sherry: Hello in return.
Jul 31, 2014 10:40:25 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Awww, hiiii!! I'm randomly here in hope of sourcing a quote of Kate's about Joel Mccrea-- coming up short, though. Ah well, hope everyone is well!! FINALLY A RED AND WHITE BANNER. TOOK 8 YEARS, BUT... WE MADE IT.
Aug 5, 2014 20:43:01 GMT -5
Tracy Lord: Just wanted to say a big HEY to everyone! I would love it if this board was active like it once was. I've missed it!
Aug 6, 2014 17:23:36 GMT -5
evelien: Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I'm still alive and kicking and still as big a KH fan.
Aug 12, 2014 12:09:24 GMT -5
evelien: Judy: to reply to an existing thread, you can post a message in the 'quick reply' box under the last post on the page. To create a new thread: click on the folder you wish to post a new thread in and on the top right side you can choose 'New thread'.
Aug 12, 2014 12:11:39 GMT -5
CFK: So we all heard about Betty Bacall, I guess? Pretty rotten news, especially following so closely on Robin Williams. What a lousy week. Watched To Have and Have Not as tribute tonight.
Aug 13, 2014 0:25:58 GMT -5
HollywoodHepcat: Oh my God. Betty. My heart's in my throat.
Aug 13, 2014 5:45:59 GMT -5
lomola : hello fellow KH fans Just stumbled upon this interesting board.. Does anyone have any video interviews with KH?? Or maybe transcripts of them? I´ve been especially looking for the full version of the famous Cavett one forever and ever...
Sept 15, 2014 16:06:41 GMT -5
lomola : the bits of it i found on youtube were just amazing..
Sept 15, 2014 16:07:35 GMT -5
Laura: Is there anybody here? My registration has been pending approval forever... Maybe this board has been abandonned by the owner..
Dec 15, 2014 3:40:49 GMT -5
Fran: I think the problem with actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford was that they played SEX SYMBOLS and did woman movies. They were sexy in their day and were the main love interests in the movie. When they got older those woman type movies were dead
Jun 26, 2017 16:56:41 GMT -5
Fran: Bette Davis made very different movies from Katherine Hepburn Hepburn. Bette was sexy. So was Crawford. They made woman type movies. Hepburn was the masculine feminist. When their looks went, so did their careers. Hepburn was never that type.
Jun 26, 2017 16:57:53 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I like Bette Davis best she was "a woman for all season" she didn't mince words she did the role without having to apologize for creativity she musters to do the work. Also, she could look different without worrying about her appearance.
Mar 14, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
Angela: Personally, I felt Bette Davis was the "woman for all seasons" since she used all her creativity to make her artwork. As for Katherine she seems to sound the same - her voice didn't change. Granted she was good in Shakespeare which I give credit.
Mar 14, 2019 19:56:35 GMT -5
SJS: Bette had a mostly latent tendency to ham, and she admitted it. She really appreciated a director who could get her to tone it down. She lost respect for a director who would let her get away with it. But she took chances that most actresses wouldn't.
Apr 15, 2020 14:12:32 GMT -5