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There Really Was A Hollywood by Janet Leigh
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Jan 20, 11

Read in January, 1985 — I own a copy

I was very lucky to not only get this book autographed by Ms. Leigh, but spend a wonderful evening with her at a dinner party in our home town of Stockton.
She was such a gracious and gentle lady. She gave everyone her undivided attention when you spoke to her. She made you feel like you were the only one in the room with her. When you talked with her, you got a sense that part of her charm was all her and part of her way with people was the training of studio system. Not to say she was fake or phony in any way. I mean you really felt like you were in the presence of a true movie star. Not like running into some tabloid reality tv personality of today.

the book is a real treat and insight to the days of Old Hollywood to the demise of the studio system. When I asked her what was her favorite film, she said, there are 3.
"Psycho" because of Hitchcock
"Touch of Evil" because of Orson Wells
"The Naked Spur" because of Jimmy Stewart

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