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Scott Nollen, Author of "Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame" Visits on 9/26 & 9/27

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Scott Nollen, Author of "Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame" Visits on 9/26 & 9/27

Postby moira finnie » September 23rd, 2015, 7:15 pm

The Silver Screen Oasis is pleased to welcome Scott Nollen this weekend on Saturday, Sept. 26th and Sunday, Sept. 27th to participate in an online Q & A about his latest book, Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame (Midnight Marquee Press).

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In the hectic '30s this character actress broke all the rules--she tempted Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. away from a life of crime with Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar (1931), she thought motherhood might cramp her style in Life Begins (1932), she jockeyed with Ruth Donnelly over unlikely boy-toy, Frank McHugh in Heat Lightning (1934), and she got the story first (and the marital commitment later) in several Torchy Blane films. In the '40s, Glenda could be found as a world weary gal in Johnny Eager (1941), sharing the screen for a few choice moments with Ronald Colman in Talk of the Town (1943), and stole the movie from several marquee names in I Love Trouble (1948) with her snappy way with a line and a raised eyebrow. In her five decade career, Glenda Farrell worked on film with every director from Mervyn Le Roy to George Stevens and actors as varied as Spencer Tracy (Man's Castle in 1933) and Elvis Presley (Kissin' Cousins in 1964), making her mark in every type of role and every medium.

As many of our members know who delighted in his 2014 visit to discuss Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, and Ward Bond (McFarland), Scott is a research historian with a gift for blending hard facts with humanizing detail and an abiding love for the studio era and the too-often neglected figures who gave it such zest and the lasting qualities we cherish in classic cinema. In his well-written and carefully researched books on varied topics such as Paul Robeson, Boris Karloff, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robin Hood and The Cinema of Frank Sinatra, our guest has regularly illuminated the abiding influence of people and authors who shaped popular imagination. One such individual is Glenda Farrell, an actress of considerable range and warmth, whether cast as one of a series of fast-talking dames, a hard-working reporters, brassy mob dolls or--as she proved on stage in in several memorable dramatic roles on screen--a singular actress. In her five decade career, Glenda Farrell worked on film with everyone from Spencer Tracy (Man's Castle in 1933) to Elvis Presley (Kissin' Cousins in 1964), making her mark in every type of role and every medium.

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Off-screen, as the author describes, the polished performer Farrell was an intelligent, independent woman who eluded the fatal traps of the Hollywood system and managed to find monetary and artistic rewards in her career, while consistently seeking a balanced home life.

Please consider this your invitation to visit the world of Glenda Farrell with Scott Nollen this weekend!

Links to More about Glenda Farrell and Scott Nollen:

Scott Nollen Facebook Page for this book:

https://www.facebook.com/hardboileddame?ref=nf

Scott Nollen on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Allen-Nollen/e/B000APV7M0

Midnight Marquee Press:

http://www.midmar.com/biofarrell.html

Glenda Farrell on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=glenda+farrell

Glenda Farrell In-Depth Quotes & Timeline from SSO Member Hardwicke Benthow:

https://thoughtsandramblingsofhardwicke ... press.com/
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Re: Scott Nollen, Author of "Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame" Visits on 9/26 & 9/27

Postby Scott_Nollen » September 26th, 2015, 1:21 am

The night owl that I am, I'm already here, and will have this on my laptop constantly until the close of the weekend. I plan to continue writing my new book, I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG, alternately with answering your questions about GLENDA FARRELL: HOLLYWOOD'S HARDBOILED DAME who wasn't really hardboiled at all, but she certainly is a piece of work in CHAIN GANG. It's very interesting that it is the first film I ever saw her in more than 30 years ago, and I fell in love with her immediately. Still in love her? Absolutely. She's the only woman who's never walked out on me, and I can turn her on any time I want to. The perfect woman. Ha, ha. Glad to be here, Good morning!

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Re: Scott Nollen, Author of "Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame" Visits on 9/26 & 9/27

Postby moira finnie » September 26th, 2015, 6:57 am

The Q & A thread with our guest Scott is now open and can be accessed at the link below. Please feel free to post your queries:

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Re: Scott Nollen, Author of "Glenda Farrell: Hollywood's Hard-Boiled Dame" Visits on 9/26 & 9/27

Postby Scott_Nollen » September 26th, 2015, 8:57 am

Good morning, Moira, and anyone else who might be out there. I'm not feeling too well today, but that's par for the course. Like my hero, Robert Louis Stevenson, I do all my writing while lounging on lots of pillows in bed. Just the usual stomach trouble today, but that doesn't affect my hands, so I can still sit here and hammer away, I'll be here for the next two days to answer any and all (if possible) questions you may have, as I also work on the CHAIN GANG!

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Postby moira finnie » September 26th, 2015, 9:22 am

I hope you feel better soon, Scott. Your enthusiasm for this topic is so infectious, it would be great if you will be able to answer the posted questions in your thread, linked below. The q & a spot is now open to all:

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Postby Scott_Nollen » September 26th, 2015, 10:32 am

I have answered those "thread" questions! I'd forgotten they were there, as I sit here battling severe acid reflux and writing yet another book! Thanks for reminding me.


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