This week I wrapped up my reviews on five Old Hollywood books. Because I’m a creature of comfort (and I wanted to read up on subjects I knew I already loved) my books ranged from Chaplin to Hepburn, Welles to Fitzgerald. Familiar ground, but solid too.
- “My Lunches with Orson” Book Review – by Peter Biskind
- “The Love of the Last Tycoon” Book Review – by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- “My Autobiography” Book Review – by Charlie Chaplin
- “Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.” Book Review – by Sam Wasson
- “Footlights” Book Review – by Charlie Chaplin
- “The Pat Hobby Stories” Book Review – by F. Scott Fitzgerald
While we’re on the subject of Orson Welles, as I read through the conversations between the director and Henry Jaglom, I remembered watching a late-70s talk show pilot he filmed during that era and the interview he did with Jim Henson and Frank Oz. I asked director Frank Oz via Twitter about working with Welles on that pilot and The Muppet Movie. To my great pleasure, Mr. Oz shared a nice remembrance of the maestro.