This year, I admit I have become a little obsessed with The Golden Age of Hollywood; in books that is!
This started when I was browsing the newsagency for some light reading, and I came across The Australian Women’s Weekly Special Editions, Icon magazine. Packed full of retro photos, interesting stories and nostalgia, these special edition magazines have become my go-to Sunday morning reading.
I have been filling the gaps between issues reading some biographies & books about the stars who have intrigued me the most, the majority of those being women who found Hollywood at the time anything but golden. While some of their stories proved to be tragic, that didn’t stop their strength and determination from shining through.
Below I have listed a few titles I have browsed over the course of 2020, in the hopes that you might find something interesting to read over the coming summer months.
Judy Garland a Biography by Anne Edwards
Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clarke
Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews
Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life by Laurie Wallmark
Elizabeth Taylor: the lady, the lover, the legend-1932-2011 by David Brett
Ava: A Life in Movies by Kendra Bean
Audrey Hepburn: a photographic journey of a beautiful star’s rise to silver-screen icon by Gabrielle Mander.
Katharine Hepburn: a remarkable woman by Anne Edwards