Book Review: Barbara Payton – A Life in Pictures

A few years ago my friend Heather got me onto the beauty that was Barbara Payton. For those who don’t know whom the blondeshell was, Payton was an up-and-coming actress in the late 40s and 50s who would pass away, destitute, in 1967. I have written an article about her before which you can find…

Barbara Payton

  Barbara Payton might not be as remembered as much as her contemporaries, mainly Marilyn Monroe, but she was, at one time, well on her way to becoming a gigantic box-office success. Payton laments about this in her ghostwritten book, “I Am Not Ashamed.” One of the refreshing aspects of Payton is that she truly…