This year I am dedicating myself to reading (and rereading) books from my collection of over 900 volumes. I thought I would start with John O’Dowd’s biography on Barbara Payton, the only biography on the troubled blonde starlet. You may remember my previous article on O’Dowd’s second book, which was deemed one of my best […]Read More Revisiting Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story by John O’Dowd
Going to use this post to announce that Grace Collins and I have an upcoming series on this; however, I wanted to spend a little time talking about their legacies. Some of these books are hard reads, others are relatively tame, but all of them promise to give an inside look into Golden Age celebrities […]Read More Looking at Celebrity Children’s Memoirs’ Legacies: Dream Lovers
Well, it’s finally over, and I have some thoughts on this one. For those who don’t want to read long-winded paragraphs, the TL;DR version is, I liked it. I didn’t care for it as much as parts 1 & 2; however, I think it brought some interesting talking points for people who might not be […]Read More Reframed: Marilyn Monroe Parts 3 & 4 Review
She knew how to harness that body as a weapon, but it was also weaponized against her. – Amber Tamblyn We already know how I feel about the marketing strategy with Reframed: Marilyn Monroe, but I’m all about watching something with a clean slate to give creative works a fair shot. Documentaries around Monroe tend […]Read More Reframed: Marilyn Monroe: Part 1 & 2 Review
At this point, any Marilyn Monroe fan worth their salt has heard about Reframed: Marilyn Monroe, the new docuseries by CNN. With the 60th anniversary of Monroe’s death upon us in August, Reframed becomes the first entry in a variety of programs that will grace our television screens this year. It looks promising, but after […]Read More Marilyn Monroe Productions: Artistic Gateway, Money Maker or Both?