I’m so pleased to introduce you to Harlequin Desire Author JULES BENNETT! She’s writing a wonderful series with a Hollywood setting for Harlequin Desire. I’m thrilled that one of my short stories is included with her new release — CAUGHT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Here she is!
Old Hollywood. Just those two words bring so many images to mind: black and white images, stoles draped over the shoulders of famous icons, diamonds dripping from their ears while the men look on adoringly with that smoldering Clark Gable stare.
Where was I? Oh, yes. Hollywood. I can honestly say I think I was born in the wrong decade. There’s nothing that has fascinated me more than old Hollywood pictures and films. Even as a young girl I would watch movies with my father and he would “educate” me on the actors/actresses. He would fill me in on who they were and other films they were in. I can’t tell you how many times we watched Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor.
But my all-time favorite old movie is An Affair to Remember. Oh, Cary Grant…so lovely…
Oops, sorry. Went daydreaming again.
Moving on. My sister had a favorite old film as well and I’m nearly positive I could quote Gone With the Wind word for word…yes, I know it’s 4 hours long. It’s not a stretch to say I devoted quite a bit of my childhood watching this epic film, but I loved it. Each time I watched it I love it more and more.
On a side note, how funny was the old Carol Burnett Show when she did the spoof on Gone With the Wind and she had the whole curtain rod through the top of the dress? Oh, Lord, that was so funny! Can’t see the movie without seeing Carol coming down the stairs:)
Anyway, circling back around again. What era do you feel you’d like to have lived in and why? If I’d lived in the 30’s and 40’s I don’t care if I would’ve been the water girl on set, I would’ve wanted to be right where the action was.
I’m going to pick one random person who leaves a comment to win a signed copy of CAUGHT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. This is the first in my series of, you guessed it, Hollywood books! But this one is extra special because it has a short story in the back by my very good friend and amazing author, Leanne Banks! http://www.amazon.com/Caught-Spotlight-Harlequin-Desire-Bennett/dp/0373731612/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331597999&sr=1-1
I’ll be popping in today and I can’t wait to see what your favorite era is!