CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL (2011) — Documentary Retroview by Jennifer Merin

corman posterIf you have any interest in Hollywood history and love Tinsel Town lore, this comprehensive biodoc about the life and career of Roger Corman, the legendary ‘King of B-movies,’ will entertain and fascinate you — even if you’re not a big fan of the B-movie genre. Roger Corman, now in his 80s, and his wife and career-long producing partner, Julie Corman, rank high on the list of the world’s most prolific movie makers.

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REEL LOVE: Fantasy v.s. Reality — Susan Granger Memorializes Louis Jourdan

Back in what is now called the Golden Era of American movies, I grew up in Hollywood. More specifically, Beverly Hills. My father, S. Sylvan Simon, was a director/producer at M.G.M. and Columbia Pictures; he died when I was 12. My mother, Harriet, then married Armand Deutsch, was a producer at M.G.M. So access to ‘movie stars’ was easily available during my childhood. Yet when I fell madly, passionately in love with an outrageously handsome Frenchman named Louis Jourdan, it was only his suave, self-assured screen image that enticed me.

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Anne Thompson’s THE $11 BILLION YEAR (Exclusive Excerpt)

After reporting on everything movies for 25 years, Hollywood pundit Anne Thompson, an AWFJ member, has written her first book. It’s fascinating. We preview it here, with an exclusive excerpt from Chapter Seven: Women, Politics and Zero Dark Thirty. After reading AWFJ’s exclusive excerpt, you can purchase The $11 Billion Year in its entirety from HarperCollins Publishers or book sellers.

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