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Blonde Shadow: The Brief Career and Mysterious Disappearance of Actress Linda Haynes
by Tom Graves (Goodreads Author)
Blonde, beautiful, mysterious -- a female James Dean. Linda Haynes, an actress who made only nine films in the 1970s disappeared from Hollywood in 1980, never to be heard from again. A hardcore group of her fans, which included film director Quentin Tarantino and author Tom Graves, spent years trying to find her. It took the deep pockets and obsessive tracking of Tarantino ...more
Kindle Edition, 63 pages
Published September 14th 2011 by Rhythm Oil Publications
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A lovely, very talented actress who made the rounds of B-films during the wide-open filmmaking days of the 70s and then dropped out of sight: there is a story here, and, no doubt, a supremely interesting one. However, this e-book, which is briefer than Haynes's far-too-short career, is not it. With all due respect to Mr. Graves, who seems a tremendously capable writer, this has all of the appearance of the written journal of someone who tracked down the "crush" of his youth. (Actually, there's a ...more
Hello dear friends. I am the author of Blonde Shadow, Tom Graves. I want every possible reader to know before buying that Blonde Shadow is what we used to call long-form journalism -- a long magazine article. Which of course makes for a very short book, hence my low price of $2.99. This piece is in a new journalism style that is somewhat like the celebrity profiles of Rex Reed in his best-selling books such as Do You Sleep in the Nude? I found Linda Haynes a mysterious and almost impenetrable ...more