I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

by Robert Wagner, Scott Eyman

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I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses by Robert Wagner, Scott Eyman

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143107989
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 466,194
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert Wagner is the star of such films as A Kiss Before Dying, The Longest Day, The Pink Panther, and most recently, the Austin Powers franchise. On television, he starred in It Takes a Thief (with Fred Astaire), Switch (with Eddie Albert and Sharon Gless), and Hart to Hart (with Stefanie Powers). He has recently appeared on Two and a Half Men and NCIS. The author of the New York Times bestsellers Pieces of My Heart and You Must Remember This, Wagner is married to actress Jill St. John.
 
Scott Eyman is the author of thirteen books about the movies, including Lion of Hollywood: The Life of Louis B. Mayer (which the Wall Street Journal called one of the five best books ever written about Hollywood), Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille, and more recently, the New York Times bestseller John Wayne: The Life and Legend.


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I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was like having a cup of tea with an old friend. Thank you for all the joyful years!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting read for those who love the old movies - '30s, 40's, 50's... There is a lot of old Hollywood information in it from an insider's perspective. It was worth the time invested.
Trinasue More than 1 year ago
Who would want to read about a book written by someone who, most likely, killed one of those beautiful actresses?
Delphimo More than 1 year ago
Robert Wagner loves women, and that love shines in his novel about the movie icons of yesteryear. Wagner brings in many fascinating tidbits about each of the actresses, but his style cuts the flow of the story. Many times, I flounder when reading, and wonder which actress Wagner is describing. I learned many lessons while reading the story, and the most important is that becoming an actress in the early days of the cinema was not for the feeble. Wagner brings a humanity and a vulnerability to the actresses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why on Earth would anyone want to read a book discussing women written by and from the perspective of a man?