Monday, April 23, 2018

J. E. Smyth's "Nobody's Girl Friday," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood by J. E. Smyth.

The entry begins:
It’s a catchy title. But a feature film? Meh. I happen to think actress Olivia de Havilland was quite right about Feud (2017) and the scandalous way the male screenwriter portrayed her, playing fast and loose with the facts to construct a story about another Hollywood catfight between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The California judge was correct when she said no one “owns history,” but 75 years ago, Hollywood producers routinely consulted living historical subjects and scrutinized the script to avoid libel suits. I think in this recent case, the writer was too sloppy or stupid to realize Ms. de Havilland was still alive.

What I would like is to develop Nobody’s Girl Friday as...[read on]
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--Marshal Zeringue