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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ann Blyth Kickstarter Campaign - 1 day left...

“I’m glad you know.  He never loved you.  It’s always been me.  I’ve got what I wanted and there’s nothing you can do about it.”  Her triumph, searing through narrowed eyes and the gloss of a long-aspired to sophistication hangs in the air just for a moment, until the catastrophe happens, by her own guilty hand.  Hysterical and sobbing, begs her mother, “Help me!”

This is no ploy, she is genuinely at the end of the rope.  Her, by now, truly tragic emotional collapse and her mother’s leaden inability to take any more--is topped only by more flip-flopping by both until the movie’s last few moments.

It’s quite a ride.  Ann Blyth is consistently believable in Veda's mercurial psyche...

We discussed Mildred Pierce (1945) here.

THERE is 1 DAY LEFT to my Kickstarter campaign - looking for backers to raise funds for upcoming  book on Ann Blyth's career - principally to offset costs of fees to obtain never or rarely seen photos in libraries, museums, and newspaper files.  The drive ends tomorrow evening at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Thanks to all who can help.

Click here to back the project.

My thanks to anyone who may share this post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or social media of your choice, or just pass a note in gym class.

Also tomorrow, I will be a guest on John Losh's radio show: Losh-Man's Hollywood Classics from Noon-1pm CT on and 102.7 FM-Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
I am interviewed by John Hayes at his blog Robert Frost's Banjo on the Ann Blyth series and upcoming book here.

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