Tag: third wife

May 12, 2013 /

FADE OUT . His memories shifted to his second wife Gerda, a striking woman twenty years his senior, a woman, suffice to say, with “connections” in the industry. Another woman with a great belief in him, another woman who he had loved, but used. Yet, it was different with Gerda,…

May 11, 2013 /

FADE OUT Jake Toper looked into the mirror and watched himself disintegrate. Still recognizable as the handsome, virile matinee idol of the ’30s and ’40s he may have been but the features that always leaned toward cragginess had long since begun to crumble. In a way, Toper was glad. Here…

May 7, 2013 /

“I’m a storyteller – that’s the chief function of a director. And they’re moving pictures, let’s make ’em move!” Howard Hawks “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (based on the novel by Anita Loos) has been called Hawks’ only female “buddy picture”. Howard Hawks on the set of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” with Marilyn…