“Finding Ann Dvorak” Presentation Now Available to View

Docent Luncheon-Los Angeles Public Library-Ann Dvorak-Presented by Christina Rice from Russell Pyle on Vimeo.

As many of you may know, I work for the Los Angeles Public Library, overseeing the library’s Photo Collection. A couple of weeks back, the Central Library docents invited me to be the guest speaker at their annual Spring luncheon. Of course, I was honored to receive the invitation but I was especially pleased to be asked to speak about Ann Dvorak. My parents and one of my sisters were able to come, which was great,  and the audience was very receptive.

The presentation discusses my history with Ann, from when I first encountered her until the completion of the book. It’s pretty much the same talk I gave for LAVA in November, though the quality of this video is probably a bit better.


And don’t forget that Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel  is still 30% off when ordering directly from University Press of Kentucky!

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4 Responses to ““Finding Ann Dvorak” Presentation Now Available to View”

  1. Vienna says:

    Enjoyed viewing your talk, with all the lovely illustrations too. You are definitely spreading the word about Ann and I hope you get plenty more book sales.
    Ever thought about an Ann Dvorak museum?

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Vienna for your continued support. Yes, I actually have thought about an Ann-D museum, but figured no one would show up!

  3. mike says:

    Christina, a thoroughly entertaining presentation. A great late nite viewing experience for me; enjoyed it even more than watching the last 2 innings of Clayton Kershaw’s no hitter yesterday. You are not only a talented writer, but also a talented public speaker. You would make an excellent teacher.

    I, too, like the idea of an Ann Dvorak Museum. Perhaps appointments in advance when interested parties know they would be in the area? Devotees would love to see your Dvorak memorabilia.

    BTW, received the July TCM viewing guide a few days ago; it’s gonna be a good month for us Ann fans.

    Regardless of what you say, I still dig the fish dress!

    Lovers of Ann and old movies are so fortunate for your existence.

  4. admin says:

    Mike, thanks you so much for the kind words and continued encouragement, though I will always stand by the hideousness of the Fish Dress.

    My TCM notifications are set, so I will not miss posting those films here (which I think had been the case lately. Still recovering from 365 straight days of blogging).

    I guess you could say my house is an Ann Dvorak museum, though I doubt my husband would take too kindly to random visitors.


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