Don’t miss my “Hollywood’s Golden Age” author’s panel at this Sunday’s West Hollywood Book Fair
If you live in the LA area and don’t have plans Sunday morning, then head over to West Hollywood Park for the 11th annual West Hollywood Book Fair.
There’s lots to enjoy, as always, but I want to especially encourage you to attend the Hollywood’s Golden Age author’s panel that I am moderating from 10:15 am to 11:15 am at the Behind the Screens stage.
I will be in conversation with the following authors who all have terrific books: Emily W. Leider (Myrna Loy: The Only Good Girl in Hollywood); Ty Burr (Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame); M.G. Lord (The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted By Her Beauty to Notice) and Mark Viera (Harlow Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital).
I got the books pretty late so I’ve been cramming the past few days and will be dedicating Saturday to getting all my questions in order. But I can tell you that all four are excellent books – well-written and researched.
I got through the Elizabeth Taylor book first because I love her and can’t wait to ask M.G. Lord all about it. Here is a LINK to The New York Times review of the book from last February.
After I finish this post, I’m going to resume reading Ty Burr’s Gods Like Us which has me hooked. Here is a LINK to The New York Times review of the book from earlier this week.
Emily Leider has done some very thorough research for her book on Myrna Loy and it’s been nice to find out more about the actress best known for appearing opposite William Powell in The Thin Man movies in the role of Nora Charles. Here is a LINK to a Washington Post review of the book.
And finally there is Harlow in Hollywood which is a magnificent coffee table book with lots of wonderful photos and text about the late movie goddess. Here is a LINK to the book’s Amazon.com page.
Anyway, it’s time for another book fair already and I’m still trying to get over last year’s panel when I moderated Florence Henderson, Dyan Cannon and Stefanie Powers and convinced Florence to lead the crowd in the Brady Bunch theme song! (see video below). I doubt there will be singing this time around but I guarantee a good time!