BearManor Media presents "BROOKLYN'S SCARLETT SUSAN HAYWARD:FIRE IN THE WIND" (Paperback), by Gene Arceri (Author). This is a well crafted book on one of Hollywood's favorite starlets, Miss Susan Hayward. Many behind the scenes gives us the feeling we've known her during her life here on this planet.
Found myself not wanting to stop reading this book, talk about a wonderful human being thinking of others before herself. Knew she was a great actress, but this sheds more light on her persona and career with such positive vibes. The cover art captures her inner and outer beauty, with that certain twinkle in her eyes that made you melt.
Gene Arceri gives the readers behind the scenes anecdotes, which most of us fans and collectors die for. The weaving of her personal life and career gives a scenic pattern to this beautiful tapestry of a loving and caring woman. Much detailed accounts by the author.
* Love the quips that appear before each chapter, here are just a few:
Chapter 2: -- "This I was born with: an imagination and a natural talent for lying. The perfect ingredients for an actor.
Chapter 3: -- "If I were starting out in this day and age, I don't think I would choose an acting career. The motion picture has all changed so tremendously, I think I'd be much more attracted to a career in something like archeology or geology. Acting, no!
Chapter 4: -- "Some People have to be constantly amused, I don't. I don't have to be surrounded by people or "entertained".
Chapter 5: -- "I have no interest in gossip. I think people who repeat tales about other people should have their mouths taped"
Chapter 6: -- "John Wayne is my favorite leading man all time. Why? He's so big and so rugged and so strong and can do practically anything, yet he's very gentle. I've always adored him, always, but then so has the whole world"
Chapter 7: -- "I'm terrified of the dark; always have been I don't like the night and I keep the lights on - all the time. I can remember the very moment it happened when I was a child, I was in my grandmother's house and an uncle scared me by telling me there was a bogeyman waiting for me on the second floor. I can still remember that moment - vividly. I've been afraid of the dark ever since; not too crazy about that uncle, either. I'm also nearsighted and that doesn't help, it adds to my lack of security in the dark.
Very reasonable and a good value for the price --- For product description and editorial review check this out on the Amazon site above my review.
Susan Hayward [aka: Edythe Marrenner]
Date of Birth: June 30, 1917 - Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death: March 14, 1975 - Hollywood, California
** Special footnote: -- "The Conqueror" (1956) - John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dick Powell, Agnes Moorhead and most of the top production people on the same movie developed cancer later on. Character actor Pedro Armendariz, Carroll Clark died, production manager of the film, his wife, the make-up chief and so many others working on this film all died of cancer related illnesses.
BearManor Media, a small press that publishes BIG books. They pride themselves on publishing quality entertainment biographies, so they often put out the first book on unique subjects -- plus specializing in books with nostalgic themes and keeping classic Hollywood alive not only thru his publishing house, but thru his own books. Big thank you to Ben Ohmart and his staff.
Perfect coffee-table book. Highly recommend - a good read!
Total Page: 286 Pages ~ BearManor Media #ISBN-13: 978-1593930288 ~ (September 12, 2010)