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Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby moira finnie » September 10th, 2009, 12:37 pm

The Silver Screen Oasis proudly announces that from Monday, September 21st to Friday, September 25th this month we will host an ongoing Q & A with author Karen Burroughs Hannsberry, a marvelous writer whose well researched and lively books include Bad Boys: The Actors of the Film Noir (McFarland) and Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film (McFarland). If you've ever wondered about the real scoop on the backgrounds of such easily identifiable actors and actresses as Robert Mitchum, Claire Trevor, Alan Ladd, Marie Windsor, Robert Ryan, Peggy Cummins, Humphrey Bogart, Gene Tierney and Richard Widmark, to name but a few of those whose careers are explored in considerable depth, these books are for you.
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Ms. Hannsberry's highly entertaining resource books are indispensable for those of us who also like to know who the supporting players are as well. Not only does this author examine the famed players who put the darkness in noir, she also pauses to include information on some often unjustly neglected lesser known favorites, from Neville Brand, Helen Walker, William Bendix, Ella Raines, Douglas Fowley to Leon Ames and more, illustrating the books with some fine portraits of the actors included as well.

Put on your thinking caps, those slouch hats, that trench coat and that attitude, tough guys and wise gals!

Get those questions ready that you've always been dying to ask about your particular favorites beginning on the 21st of September! Between now and then you may wish to read the interview with Ms. Hannsberry linked below with our pal, the author Alan K. Rode (Moxie). A link to Karen's website, All That Noir, which gives more information about this author's books and her newsletter, The Dark Pages is below as well.

An Interview with Karen Burroughs Hannsberry with Alan K. Rode

All That Noir: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry's website
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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby charliechaplinfan » September 10th, 2009, 2:39 pm

She sounds great, it will be lovely having her here.
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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby MissGoddess » September 10th, 2009, 3:02 pm

Oh wonderful! I really love these guest star appearances, I always learn something and it often makes
me want to run out and get their books if I haven't already.

This is better than Barnes and Noble!
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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby movieman1957 » September 10th, 2009, 3:14 pm

This is better than Barnes and Noble! :)

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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby MissGoddess » September 10th, 2009, 3:17 pm

movieman1957 wrote:This is better than Barnes and Noble! :)

And it doesn't smell of coffee.


Right. Not very good coffee, at that.
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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby silentscreen » September 10th, 2009, 6:39 pm

:D It says a lot about this board that the organizers care and have such clout to get these guest speakers. I know of no other board that does. Way to go!
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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby charliechaplinfan » September 11th, 2009, 2:52 pm

MissGoddess wrote:Oh wonderful! I really love these guest star appearances, I always learn something and it often makes
me want to run out and get their books if I haven't already.

This is better than Barnes and Noble!
:)


I can feel another couple of books being added to my wishlist
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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby Birdy » September 12th, 2009, 11:33 pm

Exciting news, Moira, way to go!

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Re: Our September Guest Star: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

Postby CineMaven » September 15th, 2009, 12:57 am

This is GREAT news Moira. I'm a big fan of the "dark side." I'm looking forward to it.

P.S. The picture of Ava on the Femme Noir book is utterly to die for!!
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