Book Review – Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood by Cari Beauchamp

I blame Melanie Benjamin. It was my discovery of her fictionalized portrayal of the friendship between Mary Pickford and Frances Marion in The Girls in the Picture, that sparked my interest in Marion. In a serendipitous moment, I also just happened to watch the Marion directed, Pickford starring silent film The Love Light around the …

Top Ten Tuesday My Favorite Books on Film Stars

Today’s Topic: Freeebie Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl Anyone who has hung around here long enough knows two of my passions are books and classic films. I really love when I get a chance to combine the two, which is why for this week’s freebie, I am sharing my favorite books on film stars

Driving with Cary Grant – Nine Grant Films Featuring Memorable Auto Scenes

While the history of the automobile begins a couple of decades earlier, the rise of mass production in the early 1900’s led to them becoming part of our every day lives. Another popular “product” was produced around the same time in 1904, a man who would eventually come to be known as Cary Grant. Both Grant …