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Victoria Riskin - Author Reading

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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir is a Hollywood love story, memoir, and dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood’s golden age, written by their daughter, Victoria Riskin, an acclaimed writer and producer, as well as the former president of the Writers Guild of America West.

Fay Wray was most famous as the woman—the blonde in a diaphanous gown—who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong, the twenty-five-foot, sixty-ton gorilla, as he placed her, nestled in his eight-foot hand, on the ledge of the 102-story Empire State Building, putting Wray at the height of New York’s skyline and cinematic immortality. Robert Riskin was the man who was one of the greatest screenwriters of all time, an Academy Award winner, a producer, and a longtime collaborator with Frank Capra on eight movies, including The Whole Town's Talking, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lost Horizon, You Can't Take It with You, and Meet John Doe.



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