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Thanks for the tip on Barbara Payton's book, Kim. Sounds great.

I've heard the new bio of Ava Gardner is pretty good.


Watched two Benedict Bogeaus/Allan Dwan films recently, both recommended. Silver Lode with Dan Duryea, John Payne, & Lizabeth Scott. A western plus HUAC/McCarthy allegory. Slightly Scarlet with John Payne, Arlene Dahl, & Rhonda Fleming. A noir penned by James M. Cain. Both shot in color by the great John Alton.


Barbara Payton sure was a peach!!

 lance rattie

I had to order "I'm not ashamed as well". If you do talk to O'Dowd, he will tell most of of the book is false, and that her problems where from child abuse. With no proof of that acusation. It's a easy excuse. It is easy to pick out the lies in this book, but I do suspect there is more truth to this book if you read between then O'Dowd will admit.

 lance rattie

I am not Ashamed - Great Book, loved it. I like what Barbara Said about dating Woody Strode, "I'm white, I'm 21 and I'm free" .... Love it. That should be the tile of the screenplay on her life...hmmm

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