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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Bessie, 17 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love (Hardcover)
Bessie Love started in films with D.W.Griffiths.She had a shining career,with some periods of unemployment till the early 30s.She appeared in many of MGMs early musicals.Then her career faded out and she left for England where she stayed the rest of her life.This is a fascinating book as she tells us a lot about how silent films were made.We also learn a great deal about making such early musicals as the Hollywood Review and Broadway Melody.Alas she deals with the years after her 1929 marriage by saying "Well things didnt quite work out the way we planned."Next thing you know she is in London and it is 1935.Given that she was so natural in the early talkies why did her American career end in 1031 and why did she come to London.I suppose these are questions that will never be answered.Nevertheless it is a very entertianing book about a bygone era of cinema.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Slim and Entertaining Volume, 10 Aug. 2008
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This was a very quick read but an immensely entertaining one - I could feel Bessie's exuberance fly off the pages. Her start among the pioneers or cinema, including Griffith, Pickford and Barthelmess, is incredibly engaging. She is also unflinching about the difficulties of life as an older actress, traveling for stage performances and small roles in big films. Fascinating lady and someone I would have loved to know.
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