Ann Harding - Cinema's Gallant Lady Paperback – 17 Jun 2016
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Ann Harding is one of my favourite actresses and, I think, unjustly forgotten by all but the most avid classic movie fans. When I heard that Mr. O'Brien was writing a book on Ann, I was thrilled. He wrote a marvelous book devoted to Kay Francis (I'm sure the Virginia Bruce book is excellent, as well, but I haven't read it yet), so I knew that Ann would receive even-handed, yet respectful treatment. It's so easy to write salacious fantasies and call it biography. It's much more difficult to dig into someone's life, present it to the public in the way that you find it, without wallowing in ugliness or giving in to the temptation to "create" history. Scott O'Brien does just that here. The foreword by Mick LaSalle sets the stage, and then Scott discusses Ann's theatrical career, her start in films, her marriages and her difficult relationship with her daughter, all with a clear eye and a cool head. His route to Ann's whole story, which he shares (especially as he gets to the end of the book) is as fascinating as her life (which was very interesting indeed). This book belongs on every film lover's bookshelf, and I know it will always be a beloved part of mine.
First get the book, then seek out all the Ann Harding films you can find. It's rather lonely being one of very few people who appreciate her monumental talent, and I'm so glad that attention is finally being paid to her eventful life.
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In all the years Hollywood has been producing movies, the sound of Ann's voice was one of a kind.
The extensive training that Ann had and her ability to translate roles to her acting style is nothing short of genius and the reason she was one of the highest paid actresses. Ann's talent was truly unique allowing her to have a significant impact from stage to film to television. Thanks to Mr. O'Brien for bringing to our attention this story of such historical significance.