For regular readers, you’re pretty much used to my obsession with old Hollywood. I find the history and the characters absolutely fascinating. One of the best experiences of my career as a novelist was working on DEVIL’S GARDEN. The research into Roscoe Arbuckle and the early days of Paramount was not only an insight into the early days of the film business, but also how we as a culture have become consumed by Hollywood.
Tonight is the first part of MOGULS & MOVIE STARTS — “Peepshow Pioneers” — on TCM. Really looking forward to this . . . for more check out this story on the documentary or the amazing Moguls & Movie Stars site from Turner Classic Movies.