Category Archives: Film

A Star is Found by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 307 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I love some of the movies listed on the cover, such as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone and Beetlejuice, for example, and I liked the idea of an insider’s peek. Synopsis: When a movie is truly great, with the power to pull […]

Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 218 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’ve seen, and loved, quite a few of Grant’s movies, such as To Catch a Thief and The Philadelphia Story, and Grant himself was usually the biggest draw. Synopsis: He made dozens of movies in thirty-plus years of acting, starring with some of […]

Elizabeth by J Randy Taraborrelli

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in mass market July 2007), 548 pages (plus an additional 24 pages of b&w photos), 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: A little Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, maybe? A little movie called Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, mm? I’m a big fan. Synopsis: She’s been called everything from […]