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My New Book

PostSun May 07, 2017 1:28 pm

About halfway thru the first draft....

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Re: My New Book

PostSun May 07, 2017 9:30 pm

Looking forward to it.
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Re: My New Book

PostMon May 08, 2017 5:11 am

Me too!
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Re: My New Book

PostMon May 08, 2017 8:51 am

I would buy it for that cover alone, but the prospect of perspicacious Lorusso prose within just nails the deal for me. Way to go, Ed!
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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 9:55 am

Good luck with the book. I'm a huge fan of Marion Davies :D I've always thought she was such a great actress and never got the credit she deserved.

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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 10:14 am

rockynelson wrote:Good luck with the book. I'm a huge fan of Marion Davies :D I've always thought she was such a great actress and never got the credit she deserved.

Elizabeth
http://classichollywoodactresses.blogspot.com/" target="_blank


Thanks.... Not planning anything comprehensive like a bio but it may be of interest..... It always pisses me off that any kind of intro (like on TCM) instantly devolves into a discussion about Hearst and/or Kane. At some point Davies and her performances need to stand alone.
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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 4:59 pm

Just out of curiosity, which Marion Davies silent films are lost, and most desired to see? (I'm sure they're all worth finding copies of, but I was wondering if there are any particular gems that are currently unavailable in any form.)
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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 6:19 pm

drednm wrote:
rockynelson wrote:Good luck with the book. I'm a huge fan of Marion Davies :D I've always thought she was such a great actress and never got the credit she deserved.

Elizabeth
http://classichollywoodactresses.blogspot.com/


Thanks.... Not planning anything comprehensive like a bio but it may be of interest..... It always pisses me off that any kind of intro (like on TCM) instantly devolves into a discussion about Hearst and/or Kane. At some point Davies and her performances need to stand alone.


As a silent actress IMO she stands out as one of the best and is a favourite of mine. But I believe the talkies ruined the legacy of her career in the eyes of many and Hearst could be blamed for that. Not that she couldn't act in talkies but badly miscast in innapropriate sugary films for a mature actress. It's been the elephant in the room for her body of work aside from her relationship with Hearst.

If she was a contract player for a major studio they would have let her grow up and let the market and fans decide her future. As I have said before I believe she would have made a cracking femme fatale or dramatic actress. Good that you are sticking to her silent films. That's were she shone.
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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 6:59 pm

s.w.a.c. wrote:Just out of curiosity, which Marion Davies silent films are lost, and most desired to see? (I'm sure they're all worth finding copies of, but I was wondering if there are any particular gems that are currently unavailable in any form.)


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RUNAWAY ROMANY
CECILIA OF THE PINK ROSES
THE BURDEN OF PROOF
THE DARK STAR
THE CINEMA MURDER
THE YOUNG DIANA

all the others exist at least in part
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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 7:03 pm

Your book sounds very nice... the amount of research and work are appreciated!
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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 8:32 pm

long overdue...any publication date or pre-order available?

Will order as soon as I can.....thank you.....
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Re: My New Book

PostWed May 10, 2017 9:27 pm

Definitely looking forward to this book. Thanks for writing it.

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