I'm really enjoying it.
I don't know why I picked it up. He's not a favorite of mine. I can't remember seeing him in anything except Robin Hood which is really a distant memory.
But he had a really interesting life. He was Australian. He bucked Jack Warner and other studio bosses. He slept with a lot of women . . . and a lot of men.
I wasn't even expecting to like the book and I almost put it back. But I was at the library and had 3 books on hold (large books) and this was a small softcover so I justified picking it up and checking it out by size.
But I felt this was going to be one of those superficial reads. It's not. David Bret not only goes deep, he makes it all very interesting. He's written other books and I think I'll read his one on Tallulah Bankhead next. I know she was an actress ("Lifeboat," "Die, Die, My Darling") and I know her father was Speaker of the House but that's about all I know. So I'm looking forward to reading that book (I reserved it Sunday in the system). I have a feeling that the Tallulah book will be even stronger than this one.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"