Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Golden images

Lately, I've been reading Golden Images: 41 Essays on Silent Film Stars by Eve Golden. The book features short profiles of actors and actresses - some well known (Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, Rudolph Valentino) and some not so well known (Gladys Brockwell, May Irwin, Ormer Locklear). I read about film stars I really didn't know much about - like Jeanne Eagels, Marie Prevost, Nita Naldi, Esther Ralston, and Olive Thomas. Eve Golden has a graceful writing style. I liked the book. (Some time earlier, I had read Golden's excellent Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara, and enjoyed that as well.)

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