I didn't know Esther well. She was a friend of friends. After she passed away, there was a box filled with snapshots she'd taken. Many were recognizable theatre celebs of long ago. Other photos were of her and others. Some photos had inscriptions on the reverse, which I've noted. Others had nothing. This box was destined for the trash bin. I saved it.

25 September 2009

Virginia certainly had lovely coats!


Mary said...

Wow what an incredible find!! Virginia is the best and my favourite of actress of the era. DO you have anymore photos?

normadesmond said...

thanks mary! you're right, virginia was terrific. i sure wish i had more to post, but alas, this is all i got.

Mary said...

Sad day :( This is any interesting blog, I'm getting ready to move to Boston/Sommerville for grad school to study Dramaturgy at Tufts. I'll have to check out this theatre. Not going to lie, her coats are fabulous and I think she knows it.

Anonymous said...

Virginia's Authorized Biography can be order at the BearManor Media website. Virginia O'Brien: MGM's Deadpan Diva – The Authorized Biography by Robert Strom

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Once again, Mr. Strom with his impeccable research has written the definitive professional biography of a fascinating performer. – Erik Preminger, Gypsy & Me: At Home and on the Road with Gypsy Rose Lee

Virginia O’Brien: MGM’s Deadpan Diva is a nominee for the Richard Wall Memorial Award honors English-language books of exceptional scholarship in recorded or broadcast performance published or distributed in the United States during 2017.

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Anonymous said...

Courtesy of Robert Strom author of Virginia O'Brien: MGM's Deadpan Diva – The Authorized Biography

Available at BearManor Media and Amazon