Monday, March 1, 2010

Great Stuff!

This is some raw footage of Mick LaSalle, author of Complicated Women. He did some interviews for TCM that were used in a documentary of the same name.

LaSalle's book is a wonderful read for anybody interested in Pre-Code actresses. This interview gives you a taste of his knowledge and insight. I love how he talks about Norma Shearer. She is an all-time favorite of mine, and I am always trying to learn more about her. His book covers every major actress during the Pre-Code era and gives a history of the code and how it came into being.

He also has a book called Dangerous Men. It's about (you guessed it) the guys of Pre-Code era movies... (his bits on William Powell and Robert Montgomery are my favorite!)

I hope the video inspires you to go in search of the book!

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