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Book Review–A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907-1940

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907-1940 Victoria Wilson Release Date: November 12, 2013 Simon & Schuster Hardcover, 1044 pages The word “exhaustive” gets thrown around quite a bit when talking about biographies. But never has that term been more aptly used than when referring to Victoria Wilson’s stunning recent biography of film legend Barbara Stanwyck.…

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Book Review: Zachary Scott: Hollywood’s Sophisticated Cad (2013)

Zachary Scott: Hollywood’s Sophisticated Cad Ronald L. Davis Release Date: July 24, 2013 (Reprint); February 27, 2006 (Original printing) University Press of Mississippi  Softcover, 238 pages Last summer, the University Press of Mississippi reprinted Ronald L. Davis’ biography of character actor Zachary Scott, subtitled Hollywood’s Sophisticated Cad, in paperback. As today marks the centennial of Scott’s…

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Book Review: Who Wacked Roger Rabbit? (2013)

Who Wacked Roger Rabbit Gary K. Wolf Release Date: November 29, 2013 Musa Publishing E-book, 262 pages Roger Rabbit fans, rejoice: author Gary K. Wolf (that’s him play-acting on the cover above) has written a third book in the mischievous Rabbit’s franchise. Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?, set for release (e-book only) later this month, is sure…

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Book Review–Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait

Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait Kendra Bean Release Date: October 15, 2013 Running Press Hardcover, 272 pages Tomorrow, November 5th, marks the one hundredth anniversary of Vivien Leigh’s birth. And though she appeared in fewer than two dozen films during her career, she remains one of the most memorable actresses to ever grace the screen,…