One of the greatest loves of my life is reading: Agatha Christie Mysteries, historical non-fiction, Dean Koontz, Nicholas Sparks, Shakespeare, Cookbooks, health and fitness books, etc. But the type of book I’d walk three miles in sensible shoes to get my hands on would be a biography. I read my first one, about Harriet Tubman, in Grade School, and I have been deliriously hooked ever since.
When you read about the life of someone who is no longer with us, it’s as though they are being given the chance to live again. Their voice can once again be heard and their emotions can be felt as though they were being felt for the first time. By reading about their lives, we get to walk along with them in their steps and see the world through their eyes.
Some of the most fascinating biographies and auto-biographies are the ones from the golden era side of Hollywood. A day really doesn’t seem complete to me unless I’ve spent time with someone from this time on the pages of a great biography!
Not long ago, while keeping pace with Lucille Ball, I realized how many priceless stories lie within these books (as well as within my own mind). So, the idea for Hollywood Yesterday was born.
Hollywood Yesterday is, at its heart, my tribute to both Classic Hollywood and Classic TV. I get just as much enjoyment from reruns of Andy Griffith, Good Times, Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies, and Sanford & Son as I do an old Audrey Hepburn or Clint Eastwood movie.
I hope you enjoy walking down Memory Lane on Hollywood Yesterday!