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I Loved Her in the Movies Audiobook

I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses

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Publisher's Summary

Film and television actor and New York Times best-selling author Robert Wagner's memoir of the great women movie stars he has known.

In a career that has spanned more than 60 years, Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both media. During that time he became acquainted, both professionally and socially, with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made as actresses as well as the choices they made as women.

Among Wagner's subjects are Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Swanson, Norma Shearer, Loretta Young, Joan Blondell, Irene Dunne, Rosalind Russell, Dorothy Lamour, Debra Paget, Jean Peters, Linda Darnell, Betty Hutton, Raquel Welch, Glenn Close, and the two actresses whom he ultimately married, Natalie Wood and Jill St. John. In addition to offering perceptive commentary on these women, Wagner also examines topics such as the strange alchemy of the camera - how it can transform the attractive into the stunning and vice versa - and how the introduction of color brought a new erotic charge to movies, one that enabled these actresses to become aggressively sexual beings in a way that that black and white films had only hinted at.

Like Wagner's two previous best sellers, I Loved Her in the Movies is a privileged look behind the scenes at some of the most well-known women in show business as well as an insightful look at the sexual and romantic attraction that created their magic.

©2016 Robert Wagner (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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  • Ernie D. Casciato
    02/12/16
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    "Outstanding!"

    Mr. Wagner has written a thoughtful, compelling memoir of the great actresses he has known and worked with throughout his career. He began as a young man at the end of Hollywood's golden age and his reflections on the greats from Stanwyk, Dunne, Davis, both Hepburns, Ball and on and on and on to the present day. It's short of a love letter without getting overly sentimental. His insights and observations are honest, intelligent, delightful and quite remarkable... great book for film buffs, or any woman considering a career in acting. This, along with Wagner's other two books are some of the best written on his life and Hollywood. I have come to have a renewed respect for the actor....and the person!!! Thumbs up & bravo, Mr. W.! I hope there are more to come. I devour bios, and have for most of my 62 years... I've read them all, and Wagner's are among the very best.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. Judith Frith
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    01/07/17
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    "Entertaining, insightful, and easy-to-listen to"

    I use audiobooks as background for my workouts, so I love this type of book, which is made up of short, entertaining stories. I don't have any personal feelings about Mr. Wagner himself, having never seen any of his movies or TV shows (except for a recent appearance on TV Land), but the women he writes about are known to all, and he has some entertaining stories and insights about them. Recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/06/17
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    "Thank you, RJ!"

    Loved it! Mr Wagner writes about the Hollywood years when I was young. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel Murray
    California
    15/06/17
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    "A Surprise!!!!"

    What a beautiful tour with a thoughtful and kind guide through a maze of characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carole
    Marina del Rey, CA USA
    20/01/17
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    "Looking back into greatness..."

    A great window onto the past and a wonderful take on the future.
    Actress or not this is a must .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lois Creamer
    St. Louis, MO
    10/01/17
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    "A winner!"

    Thoroughly enjoyable read! Wagner has a terrific career and acted with some of brightness women stars in the business. His stories are gleaned from his work, life and relationships. A great read if you're interested in old .. and new show business.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bill Stafford
    Dallas, TX United States
    20/11/16
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    "Very interesting"

    I read the book because I'm a Robert Wagner fan. It was a fascinating, insightful look at his experiences and first hand impressions of the many many famous movie and tv stars with whom he has worked. I haven't seen many old movies and am not familiar with some of these actresses, but I enjoyed learning about them through RJ's viewpoint.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MC
    Portland, OR USA
    17/08/17
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    "Engaging and Enlightened"
    Would you listen to I Loved Her in the Movies again? Why?

    Loved this book and Mr. Wagner's read. He appreciated outstanding women in film, the struggles so many of them overcame and how shortchanged many were by the studios that limited their careers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    His reminiscences are personal and respectful. You get the sense he truly loves women but not in a pandering way.


    Have you listened to any of Robert Wagner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    His other book, about the historical places in Hollywood, was also very interesting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Very enjoyable. He has lived a rich life and shares details and reflections from it.


    Any additional comments?

    I respect his observations. And greatly enjoyed his read. He sounds younger than his years and quite timeless. Classy guy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindly Kindle User
    06/08/17
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    "What a Life!"

    Compared to Mr. Wagner what a boring life I've led. If you enjoy stories about the glory days of Hollywood you will love this book. You're a wonderful storyteller, Mr. Wagner. Please, please tell us more about those days. You are a treasure and must document more first person stories. Thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J. Nichols
    29/07/17
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    "Enjoyable!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the reading by Robert Wagner, but I cannot believe he did not include Maureen O'Hara when he included the likes of Doris Day who is clearly not as good as actress. Very disappointing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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