The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.
- Audrey Hepburn

Search found 45 matches

by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

I think I have answered all your questions and as there is no one else on line I am signing off as well. If during the course of the week you should have any other questions you can contact me on my JOSEPH EGAN FACEBOOK PAGE and I will be happy to answer. Repeating some of what Sue-Sue wrote above: ...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

I missed these questions and so I am answering them now. Q-As for some of your resources, what did you find helped you in your research? A-Always go for primary and rely on books or articles if written by the source. And even then check every fact and every date. Never accept material written from m...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 8:16 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

Future Writing This is the last Movie History I will ever write. In fact the last anything that even resembles a history. I wrote it because of the reasons I have stated above. From now on I am writing either memoirist books or humor novels. I’ve already have five novels written in the humor style o...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

Re: What surprised me in doing the research That’s a very good question that set me to thinking. There are a couple of things that surprised me. First and foremost was how many writers got the story wrong because they simply weren’t willing to spend the time necessary to do a little primary research...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 7:25 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

The Mogul Meeting A-This is an absolutely great story. On her last day working on Dodsworth…It was Saturday , August 8th, 1936—at the end of shooting Astor was surprised to be called to Sam Goldwyn’s office. She was even more surprised when she got there and saw standing in that room the heads of ev...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 6:57 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

Astor the writer A-Acting was making a living for her. Writing was what she felt she was meant to do Astor wrote that seeing her name on the cover of a book meant for more to her than seeing her name on a theatre marquee. Frankly, when she had to make a choice between the two she turned her back on ...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 6:38 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

During her last days who she thought was her great love It was obvious to anyone who really knew her that John Barrymore was the great romantic love of her life. She took great pride that such a great man wanted to marry her and she admired the man—even in his decline—enormously and considered him o...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 6:30 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

Regarding Astor's Last Years She was living and writing in Mexico when in the early 70s she had several slight heart attacks and developed OCD and was forced to return to the States and live with her son until she got better. Two years later she moved into the Motion picture Country Home which was a...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 6:07 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

For Mrs. Osborne About Chatterton Being Davis's Idol A-I think that was because Ruth was a very strong person who very much controlled her career even when she had been on the stage and Davis admired that. In time, when she was had some power at Warner Bothers Davis became much the same way. In any ...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 6:01 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

For Mrs. Osborne about the documentary That’s true. Not only are there a lot of Mary Astor fans out there but many, many people like the book. You might find this amusing but, because I’m such a busy body, even though I live New York the filmmaker has politely asked me to stay away from the filming ...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 5:03 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

For Sue-Sue Regarding the Documentary It’s coming along nicely. The script is almost finished and a plethora of photographs and other visual elements have already been gathered. In addition interviews are being conducted with Marylyn Roh, Mary Astor’s daughter as well as William Wyler’s son and Kevi...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 4:54 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

For Sue-Sue About Chatterton Chatterton was a remarkable, one of a kind woman and I am indebted to Scott Obrien’s wonderful biography of her. Chatterton comes alive on the pages of that book. Ruth was a woman who demanded control of her life and lived life entirely on her terms. She was a feminist b...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

For Mrs. Obsorne You know, it’s interesting that you should ask that question. I am doing the research for a filmmaker who is working on a documentary about he Custody battle. I’m doing the research, a job that, considering my knowledge of the subject, I am pretty well suited to do. And yes, you are...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

For Sue-Sue That is quite true—especially with Ruth Chatterton. Despite the possibility of being harmed by the scandal Chatterton was with Astor in that courtroom all but two days of the Hearing (she had to work those two days) and when Chatterton came from the set during her lunch break she told As...
by Joseph Egan
January 22nd, 2017, 2:44 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22
Replies: 69
Views: 54005

Re: Welcome Joseph Egan for a Q & A on Mary Astor 1-21 & 1-22

For Lxcutter Anger wrote a book to debunk what he believed was the public’s misconception of Golden Age Hollywood as this sort of dreamland. In other words confusing reality with the dream factory illusion the studios of the period had turned out. Auger had been a child actor in Hollywood during the...

Go to advanced search