A biography of Oscar winning actress Joan Fontaine including a review of her 1978 autobiography No Bed of Roses plus a preview of Fontaine-day on TCM’s Summer Under the Stars, August 6, 2013.
Three posts in one! 10 new pages added to Immortal Ephemera; Classic Movie related books I’ve been reading; British period series I’ve been watching.
The Story of Cigarette Cards by Martin Murray provides a complete history of trade and tobacco cards explaining in great detail who made what, when and where, from around the world. A review of this important volume from 1987.
Taking a look at the 1971 book Edward G. Robinson’s World of Art by his wife, Jane Robinson. About the book plus more Edward G. Robinson quotes about collecting.
Interpreting and understanding Edward G. Robinson on collecting. Robinson, noted collector of fine art, offers several gems for collectors in his autobiography.
Spencer Tracy arrives at MGM and embarks on a run of films that grow in critical and popular success. Inspired by the biography by James Curtis with partial review.
The complete TCM Star of the Month schedule for Kirk Douglas along with brief biographical notes, comments on two favorites: Lust for Life and Paths of Glory; movie collectibles and more!
A look at the sad story of film star Alma Rubens’ battles with drug addiction. Alma Rubens wrote the story herself just weeks before her death in 1931.
In 1932 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang followed Scarface at the Strand Theater in New York while Paul Muni was then starring live on Broadway in Counsellor-at-Law. A major star is realized out of a huge year of work.
A review of License to Pawn, a biography by Rick Harrison of the Pawn Stars television show on History. A fast read, heavy on biography, but a bit light on the deals and steals.