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by TopBilled
November 8th, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Walter Brennan Biographer Carl Rollyson Visits 11/7 & 11/8
Replies: 42
Views: 13036

Re: Walter Brennan Biographer Carl Rollyson Visits 11/7 & 11/8

Thanks Carl for replying to my earlier post. Recently, someone told me about a newer Monroe biography that did not cover any new ground about the actress but instead looked at everything that had been written about her in old newspaper clippings as well as older biographies, then sought to make clar...
by TopBilled
November 7th, 2015, 8:04 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Walter Brennan Biographer Carl Rollyson Visits 11/7 & 11/8
Replies: 42
Views: 13036

Re: Walter Brennan Biographer Carl Rollyson Visits 11/7 & 11/8

Carl, Thanks for answering so many of our questions so well. What is it like when you finish a biography-- for example, when you finished all the interviews and research and writing the book on Brennan, did you feel 'closer' to understanding the subject, or are there some things that remain shrouded...
by TopBilled
July 25th, 2015, 4:29 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with David Meuel, author of The Noir Western
Replies: 31
Views: 8208

Re: The Q & A with David Meuel, author of The Noir Western

Regarding the latest comments on violent melodrama and western noir, I think THE VIOLENT MEN (again with Stanwyck) can be described either way. My next question for David is about Jacques Tourneur's use of color in western noir. Two notable examples here being CANYON PASSAGE and GREAT DAY IN THE MOR...
by TopBilled
July 24th, 2015, 3:29 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: The Q & A with David Meuel, author of The Noir Western
Replies: 31
Views: 8208

Re: The Q & A with David Meuel, author of The Noir Western

Hello David, You mentioned SEVEN MEN FROM NOW, which I love. I wanted to ask about what you perceive to be the role of women in western-noir. They are not exactly femme fatale-types that we see in pure noir. Gail Russell's character in SEVEN MEN could hardly be seen as fatal, though her motives may ...
by TopBilled
June 20th, 2015, 6:25 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth
Replies: 54
Views: 12273

Re: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth

A friend of mine whose mother worked at the La Jolla Playhouse had stories about Guy Madison being sent there by David Selznick to improve his acting. I doubt Ann needed much improvement, but I think sometimes the studio bosses encouraged them to gain experience in theatre, to hone their craft a bit...
by TopBilled
June 19th, 2015, 8:47 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth
Replies: 54
Views: 12273

Re: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth

Jacqueline, I'd like to ask a different sort of question-- one related to the writing of your book. When you do not have the participation of a living subject, do you write it with her in mind as a possible reader/audience? Or do you just work on it and try not to think about what her reaction may b...
by TopBilled
June 19th, 2015, 3:41 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth
Replies: 54
Views: 12273

Re: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth

Jacqueline, I have been looking at Ann Blyth's filmography and it occurred to me that there are several films (Universal films) I have never seen. As you have commented earlier, some of them are still not available on home video. I looked on the iOffer website and I can see that there are copies of ...
by TopBilled
June 19th, 2015, 1:52 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth
Replies: 54
Views: 12273

Re: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth

Jacqueline, Thanks for replying to my earlier post. I'm glad you enjoy the two films I mentioned. Perhaps at some point you will meet Ann Blyth at a TCM-related event. Your comment to Moira about Ann playing a character in KILLER MCCOY that was no Polly Benedict is an interesting one and causes me t...
by TopBilled
June 19th, 2015, 10:08 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth
Replies: 54
Views: 12273

Re: Q & A with Jacqueline T. Lynch, Biographer of Ann Blyth

Jacqueline, So glad you wrote a book about Ann Blyth. I think she was given her best opportunities at Universal--and I am going to step outside the box a bit and say my two favorite films of hers are RED CANYON and THUNDER ON THE HILL. The first one, as you know, is a gorgeously filmed Technicolor w...

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