Over 40 years after his death the memoirs of character actor Alan Mowbray have been published by his son, Alan, Jr. A look at Mowbray’s life and the memories he left us.
Dwight Frye’s Last Laugh – Before and Beyond Dracula and Frankenstein
Dwight Frye is legendary for his roles in the Universal horror classics Dracula and Frankenstein. The 1997 biography Dwight Frye’s Last Laugh chronicles the actor’s fast rise to surprising heights and even quicker fall.
Myrna Loy – The Only Good Girl in Hollywood vs. Being and Becoming
Myrna Loy’s 1987 autobiography Being and Becoming is an all-time favorite here. 2011 brings the first Myrna Loy biography since that time, Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood by Emily W. Leider. Here’s a look at both titles, side by side.
Adolphe Menjou’s Wit and Wisdom – It Took Nine Tailors, a Review
A biography of Adolphe Menjou layered with several quotes from his 1948 autobiography It Took Nine Tailors. Covers his background, silent stops and starts, to talkie breakthrough, often in Menjou’s own voice.
Video Review – Tough Kid: The Life and Films of Frankie Darro
Here’s a video I made running about 3 minutes long and taking a look at the book Tough Kid: The Life and Films of Frankie Darro by John Gloske.