I'd like to thank Gary Sweeney (The Midnight Palace) for inviting me to be a guest tonight on his Blog Talk Radio program, The Stroke of Midnight. The topic is one that is near and dear to my heart: telling the truth in biographies.
The goal was to discuss classic Hollywood biographies and books that have been written about the history of film - many of which are wonderfully-researched and well-written, while others seem to have been created strictly for financial gain by slandering a famous personality who can no longer defend themselves.
It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to offer my point of view as an author who has taken over a decade to research Franchot's life story in order to get the facts as straight as possible.
Other guests tonight included:
Classic Images book reviewer Laura Wagner
Alan Rode, author of "Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy" and director of The Film Noir Foundation
Barbara Washburn, author of the historically researched biographical novel about Carole Lombard, Chasing Carole.
To hear the show, go to Blog Talk Radio or play it on the widget below: