What two things do Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Hardy, Gary Oldman and Timothy Spall have in common? The easy answer is that each has starred in the Harry Potter movies: Gambon as Dumbledore, Gleeson as Mad Eye Moody, Hardy as Cornelius Fudge, Oldman as Sirius Black, and Spall as Peter Pettigrew. The more elusive […]
Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen the two best movies of 2017 (so far). One you’ve probably heard of; it’s a big budget, heavily advertised summer blockbuster. The other didn’t even play at our local theaters. And both, interestingly, deal with the same subject matter, the evacuation that came to be known as the […]
I’m working with cover designer Nat Shane to get two books ready for the marketplace. They are HOLLYWOOD STARLET, a novella, and TEMPORARY ALLIANCE. These are prequel and sequel to THE MOVIE STAR AND ME which was published last August.
HOLLYWOOD STARLET is set in 1939 and is the story of a small-town girl, Vera Vance, […]
When you think about the history of Hollywood, famous names come to mind: Louis Mayer, Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Clark Gable. But, if you limit your recollection to only men, you’re missing a large part of what made old Hollywood so alluring, so captivating and so influential.
Women like Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, […]