Narrator Kathleen Godwin brings Ida Lupino, one of Hollywood's first female directors (1950s), vividly to life. Listeners meet Lupino in her decaying mansion in 1983 as she recounts how she tackled the male hierarchy. She was born into an English theatrical family and came to Hollywood as a teenager with her mother. Carefully chosen sound effects--a neighing horse or a single piano note--enhance the fine writing. Godwin's Lupino shares details about stars like Ronnie Reagan and Errol Flynn, and about her tempestuous marriage to Howard Duff. Godwin touchingly conveys Lupino's desire for a child, bankruptcy after making a film about polio, and tears over her broken marriage to Duff. The epilogue poignantly explains the rest of her life, and tragic death. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]
Digital Download Michael B. Druxman 2019
DD ISBN $6.95
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