“Egotism – usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.” Barbara Stankwyck

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  1. June 8, 2014

    Love this woman!

    • June 9, 2014

      Have you read the Victoria Wilson book, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940? By the looks of it, it could take you straight through summer 😉 .

      • June 9, 2014

        I’ve certainly heard it, and if you recommend the bio I’m going to give it a go. Thanks, Vickie 🙂

  2. June 8, 2014

    Love her in “Double Indemnity” and “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers”, and – of course – “Christmas in Connecticut”!

    • June 9, 2014

      You should see the pre-code “Night Nurse”, she saves the day, and Clark Gable plays a loathsome villain!

  3. Heather in Arles
    June 8, 2014

    Fabulousness personified.

    • June 9, 2014

      She was a powerhouse performer, and apparently, a pretty shy woman.

  4. June 9, 2014

    Harsh but true!

  5. June 9, 2014

    It’s a great line, it almost sounds like it’s from a Billy Wilder movie.

  6. December 13, 2014

    Oh, Vickie Lester, how your blog beguiles me with its wit and glamour and pathos. Thank you.

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