TMP Reads: Five Women I Love by Bob Hope

In 1966, Five Women I Love: Bob Hope’s Vietnam Story was published by Doubleday. The book tells the tale of Hope’s many USO tours, performing for enlisted men in Vietnam and Thailand. Accompanying him on the trip were Janis Paige, Anita Bryant, Kaye Stevens, Joey Heatherton, and Carroll Baker — five of countless participants, organizers, … More TMP Reads: Five Women I Love by Bob Hope

TMP Reads: Good Stuff by Jennifer Grant

Much has been written about Cary Grant, one of the best-known names and most beloved actors of the golden Hollywood era. Biographies, blog posts, articles, magazine covers, tributes… his life and his films have been studied with equal fervor. But none of these celebrations or analyses are quite as special as Jennifer Grant’s Good Stuff: … More TMP Reads: Good Stuff by Jennifer Grant

TMP Reads: Laughing in the Dark by Ted Sennett

Note: This post was written for my summer reading challenge — the second of six classic film-related book reviews I’ll be posting this summer! For more information, visit my TBR list for the challenge. First published in 1992, Ted Sennett’s Laughing in the Dark promises to track the history and conventions of the movie comedy … More TMP Reads: Laughing in the Dark by Ted Sennett

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

TMP Reads: Mother Goddam by Whitney Stine and Bette Davis

This post was written for the Bette Davis Blogathon hosted by “In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.” Please visit the host blog to enjoy the full scope of this celebration of Bette’s life and career! Published in 1974, Mother Goddam: The Story of the Career of Bette Davis began as a straight-forward book … More TMP Reads: Mother Goddam by Whitney Stine and Bette Davis

TMP Reads: The First King of Hollywood by Tracey Goessel

Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of The First King of Hollywood by Chicago Review Press. I only accept books that are relevant to classic film or television, and only in exchange for an honest review; rest assured that the $0.00 price tag has not had an impact on my opinion of the book.  I’m always a little … More TMP Reads: The First King of Hollywood by Tracey Goessel