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by Phil Done
August 11th, 2014, 12:16 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

It's been a great pleasure. Thanks for having me!
All the best,
Phil
by Phil Done
August 10th, 2014, 4:17 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi, Lynn, Thanks for your note. And thanks for getting the book on Kindle. I hope you enjoy it. You'll see when you read the book that Ann did not care for Joan Crawford. I won't give too much away because you'll soon be reading about it. Ann's first picture at MGM was a Crawford film titled The Bri...
by Phil Done
August 10th, 2014, 2:28 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi, Sue! Yes, Ann loved Wardrobe. Ann didn't speak to me too much about Walter Plunkett. She spoke most glowingly of Adrian's work. She said every detail of his work was "exquisite." She explained to me that once you rose to a certain status at MGM, you had your fittings in Adrian's studio, which sh...
by Phil Done
August 10th, 2014, 2:11 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi, Kendra! So nice to hear from you! I LOVE your book about Vivien. It is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for writing it and congratulations! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do any research in London. I wish I had. Most of my research was through many interviews, books, and the Academy library in Be...
by Phil Done
August 10th, 2014, 12:26 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi, Sandy, I think it was because of her daughter Gloria that she eased out of the movies. Ann told me that one day when she came home from the studio her daughter cried because she didn't want the nanny to leave. Ann said to herself, "What am I doing? I'm having this other woman raise my daughter!"...
by Phil Done
August 10th, 2014, 11:13 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Dear Sue, Thanks for your note. Sorry I didn't respond right away. I kept waiting for another post to appear on this thread and didn't realize I had to click on page #2! It wasn't till I went to the second page that I saw your question. Sorry! You asked about Ann's golden years. Quite simply, Ann Ru...
by Phil Done
August 10th, 2014, 10:56 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi, Moraldo, You're right about Ann's father. In my research, I also found different names. I believe one was a stage name, and he may have had more than one during his career. I'd read in one interview with Ann that her father changed his name so that his family wouldn't discover he was an opera si...
by Phil Done
August 9th, 2014, 11:34 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi, Moira, Ann told me more than once that Vivien was the hardest working actor she'd ever met. Ann remembered watching the wardrobe women take in Vivien's costumes every week when shooting The Wind because she lost so much weight, working so hard. And she said that Vivien was so beautiful that you ...
by Phil Done
August 9th, 2014, 5:32 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Dear Cinemavin, you're most welcome! Dear Moirafinne, Sorry it's taken me so long to respond. I'm living in Budapest, and there's a big time difference. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Two O'Clock Courage was a loan out when Ann was under contract at Fox. I don't believe she went after that part. Orc...
by Phil Done
August 8th, 2014, 2:16 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi, Joe, Yes, you're correct. Miss Rutherford turned down the part of the older Rose. She didn't want to travel to places like Mexico and Poland where they'd be filming the picture. But I think a bigger reason for turning down the role was that she didn't want to be playing an old lady. When I asked...
by Phil Done
August 8th, 2014, 2:05 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hello! Thanks for your post. I don't think that Ann felt the great number of stars at MGM like Garson, Harlow, Shearer, Crawford, etc. put her at a disadvantage. I don't believe she even put herself in that category. When I asked her what it felt like to see her friends like Judy Garland and Lana Tu...
by Phil Done
August 8th, 2014, 12:23 pm
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi! Nice to hear from you. Oh, wasn't that a lovely event in Marietta! You're right. Ann had a special place in her heart for the museum. She was always so gracious with her fans. Fans would come up to her and say things like, "Oh, I loved you in Gone With the Wind ," or "You were so pretty in your ...
by Phil Done
August 8th, 2014, 9:47 am
Forum: Archived Guest Stars
Topic: Welcome Author Phillip Done, Ann Rutherford Biographer
Replies: 31
Views: 48913

Re: Welcome Author Phillip Done August 8-10!

Hi! Thanks so much for having me as a guest on Silver Screen Oasis. I'm honored. I agree with you. Ann could do so much — light comedy, drama. She believed that good actors were good "reactors." When she and I spoke about acting, she talked about the importance of reacting . Though Ann was a natural...