I Loved Her in the Movies

Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100116463
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524703363
Narrator/s: Robert Wagner
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner's memoir of the great women movie stars he has known. In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made as actresses as well as the choices they made as women. Among Wagner's subjects are Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Swanson, Norma Shearer, Loretta Young, Joan Blondell, Irene Dunne, Rosalind Russell, Dorothy Lamour, Debra Paget, Jean Peters, Linda Darnell, Betty Hutton, Raquel Welch, Glenn Close, and the two actresses whom he ultimately married, Natalie Wood and Jill St. John. In addition to offering perceptive commentary on these women, Wagner also examines topics such as the strange alchemy of the camera-how it can transform the attractive into the stunning, and vice versa-and how the introduction of color brought a new erotic charge to movies, one that enabled these actresses to become aggressively sexual beings in a way that that black and white films had only hinted at. Like Wagner's two previous bestsellers, I Loved Her in the Movies is a privileged look behind the scenes at some of the most well-known women in show business as well as an insightful look at the sexual and romantic attraction that created their magic.

Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 2016

All formats/editions

Narrator(s): Robert Wagner
Product Number DD27720
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9781524703332
Product Number EB00665858
Released: Nov 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9780698195868

Professional reviews

"Acquainted both socially and professionally with many of the stars at the end of Hollywood's Golden Era and beyond, actor Robert Wagner offers a warm reading of his nuanced, poignant, and thoughtful reflections on what made these women legendary. Listeners learn more detail than is generally available about many vintage actresses now seen primarily in Turner Classic Movies. Sloppy production values hurt an otherwise strong narration--the listener is very much aware of places where the narration was stopped and restarted. While Wagner's age does impact the vitality of his reading, overall, his voice rings true, comforting, and emphatic. Fans of vintage Hollywood will enjoy being regaled with stories and reminiscences of Betty Hutton, Rosalind Russell, Betty Davis, and many, many others. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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