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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Wagner Narrator: Robert Wagner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781524703349
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Film and television actor and New York Times bestselling author Robert Wagner’s memoir of the great women movie stars he has known.

In a career that has spanned more than sixty years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made as actresses as well as the choices they made as women.

Among Wagner’s subjects are Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Swanson, Norma Shearer, Loretta Young, Joan Blondell, Irene Dunne, Rosalind Russell, Dorothy Lamour, Debra Paget, Jean Peters, Linda Darnell, Betty Hutton, Raquel Welch, Glenn Close, and the two actresses whom he ultimately married, Natalie Wood and Jill St. John. In addition to offering perceptive commentary on these women, Wagner also examines topics such as the strange alchemy of the camera—how it can transform the attractive into the stunning and vice versa—and how the introduction of color brought a new erotic charge to movies, one that enabled these actresses to become aggressively sexual beings in a way that that black-and-white films had only hinted at.

Like Wagner’s two previous bestsellers, I Loved Her in the Movies will be a privileged look behind the scenes at some of the most well-known women in show business as well as an insightful look at the sexual and romantic attraction that created their magic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wagner reflects on…working alongside and knowing some of our most beloved female stars…Wagner discusses the way Hollywood female stars were marketed by studios and how the images of femininity changed over time.”


  • “What might be most surprising…is the streak of feminism that runs through his reflections on stardom, the nature of talent, and the demands of a Hollywood career.”

    Associated Press

  • “Wagner writes a valentine to the ‘female movie stars that defined my generation’…What emerges most strongly is Wagner’s sympathy and respect for the resilient women who had to fight harder than men to survive in Hollywood.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wagner’s knowledge of Hollywood film history is prodigious…Frothy and honest remembrances for gossipy movie fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Actor Robert Wagner offers a warm reading of his nuanced, poignant, and thoughtful reflections on what made these women legendary. Listeners learn more detail than is generally available about many vintage actresses now seen primarily in Turner Classic Movies…Overall, his voice rings true, comforting, and emphatic. Fans of vintage Hollywood will enjoy being regaled with stories and reminiscences of Betty Hutton, Rosalind Russell, Betty Davis, and many, many others.”


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