Monday, November 23, 2009

Early Birthday Present



Carlos presented me with a copy of the out of print Norma Shearer biography by Gavin Lambert as an early birthday gift. When I say "presented", I mean hid it in my apartment and made me go on a wild goose chase to find it! I'm so happy to have this. Now I don't have to check it out several times a year from my local library because I OWN it.

Thank you Carlos!

4 comments:

  1. Aww, that is marvellous! What a lovely present. I actually own two copies of that book, one I keep at school and the other one at home! I do love it so, it's fabulous! :)

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  2. Sounds like a great book! Happy early birthday!

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  3. It's a wonderful biography. Much, much better than the other one I own and cannot find just now. I do believe they are the only two Norma Shearer biographies ever written.
    What a shame! Audrey Hepburn, my all-time favorite star, has about two dozen (and I own them all, of course) but let's face it, outside of her movies Audrey led a normal, almost secluded life- if the life of a superstar can ever be normal! Norma was the First Lady of MGM, which meant queen of Hollywood, during the golden age of the '30s. Norma's life anything but normal.

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  4. Congrats on the book! (and happy late birthday).
    I have a copy of this great book and can you believe I got in at a library book sale? (for $2!!).
    People don't know treasures when they have them.

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