At many times, the 241/2 hours of audio brought me to tears. John Irving's storytelling is complex and many of his characters are so richly developed, I now know some of them better than some of my friends. Like many Irving books, the story takes some wild turns and I am in awe at how he can create such a remarkable story. I was captivated through most of the book as he told the tale of three people who cope through the overwhelming accidents of life. A must for Irving fans.
Christel Schmidt discusses and signs Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies
02/06/2013 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
In the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Moviegoers everywhere were riveted by her magnetic talent and appeal as she rose to become cinema's first great star. In this engaging collection, co-published with the Library of Congress, an eminent group of film historians sheds new light on this icon's incredible life and legacy. Pickford emerges from the pages in vivid detail. She is revealed as a gifted actress, a philanthropist, and a savvy industry leader who fought for creative control of her films and ultimately became her own producer. This beautifully designed volume features more than two hundred color and black and white illustrations, including photographs and stills from the collections of the Library of Congress and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Together with the text, they paint a fascinating portrait of a key figure in American cinematic history.