This is mary Astor's take on her life in front of and behind the maveras
And a darned good take it is, too!
Astor covers everything from John Barrymore giving her "private" tutorials in acting
to making Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), her last film.
A Life on Film is one of Maven's stand-bys about Old Hollywood, with its
stories about The Maltese Falcon and how she and Bette Davis took story controll on the set of The Great Lie
Mary Astor doesn't even pull any punches aobut her scandal-ridden divorce when her
private life was plastered on the front pages of papers all over the country.
It's a jewel of a book about a jewel of an actress.