TMP Reads: Scarlett O’Hara’s Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes

Evelyn Keyes was born in Texas and raised in Georgia, a bonafide Southern gal who remains best known for her role in Hollywood’s huge-scale Southern epic, Gone With the Wind. Playing Suellen, sister to Vivien Leigh’s iconic Scarlett O’Hara, Keyes found her most notable role. Her career in Hollywood spanned far beyond this one film, though. Signed to Paramount at the age of eighteen, her … Continue reading TMP Reads: Scarlett O’Hara’s Younger Sister by Evelyn Keyes

TMP Reads: Cagney by Cagney

In 1976, James Cagney published his autobiography. Three biographies about the actor had previously been published, all with “Cagney” in the title, but these were “heavy with cockeyed conclusions and some solid misinformation.” It was time for the man to reclaim his name and tell his own story, in his own words. So, Cagney by Cagney was born, an effort to tell the real story, … Continue reading TMP Reads: Cagney by Cagney

TMP Reads: Vanity Will Get You Somewhere by Joseph Cotten

Born in Virginia in 1905, Joseph Chesire Cotten realized at a young age that he wanted to be an actor. Picking up the art of storytelling through summers spent with his uncle Benny, Jo began to dream of a career on the stage. Despite the doubts and disapproval of his parents, Jo decided to make his dream come true at the age of eighteen, starting … Continue reading TMP Reads: Vanity Will Get You Somewhere by Joseph Cotten