ernest hemingway

One title among the first wave of Cinemascope films from the studio which initiated the process, 20th Century Fox, was Garden of Evil (1954). This western, which is set south of the border, stars Gary Cooper (1901-61 prostate cancer), Susan Hayward (1917-75 lung and brain cancer), Richard Widmark (1914-2008 long illness), and Cameron Mitchell (1918-94…

Read more Director Henry Hathaway’s Garden of Evil (1954)

*contains spoilers The Hemingway sisters Margaux (1954-96 suicide by drug overdose) and Mariel (1961-) are actress sisters and granddaughters of writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961 suicide by gunshot). Their family is said to have been affected by mental illness, alcoholism and suicide – something termed The Hemingway Curse. I will use a couple of books in…

Read more Actresses Margaux and Mariel and The Hemingway Curse (Part One)

As a companion piece to the article Frank Howson and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, we have this interview with the Producer/Writer/Director himself. Melbourne’s Frank Howson (1952-) started in show business on the stage at the age of seven. A prodigious and prolific writer of music, film and the stage as well as other media,…

Read more Producer and Writer Frank Howson on Laura Branigan, the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, the Art of Creation and more…