“ALSO STARRING…..FORTY BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS ON THE GREATEST CHARACTER ACTORS OF HOLLYWOOD’s GOLDEN ERA. 1930-1965″ (Bear Manor Media, 2012) by Cynthia and Sara Brideson.
An impressive tribute to 40 of Hollywood’s greatest character performers, with lots of detail,full filmographies and good photographs. I don’t know how long it took the sisters Brideson to write this book (almost 500 pages) ,but their excellent research tells us so much about the lives of people like Thomas Mitchell, Mary Wickes, Gladys Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, James Gleason,Eve Arden to name a few. Lots of great dialogue quotes too.
Of course we could easily add another 40, and who knows, maybe the authors are already working on a second volume!
A fascinating read. A labour of love,I’m sure.