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I Just Kept Hoping

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Even by Hollywood standards, Gloria Stuart has led a remarkable life. She became internationally famous with her award-winning portrayal of 101-year-old Rose in Titanic, but her acting career began in the 1930s. A famous beauty, she was featured in forty-six films. But movies weren't the sum total of her life. She was a political activist who was one of the founders of the ...more
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published September 8th 1999 by Little, Brown and Company (first published May 1st 1999)
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Graham Harvey
Mar 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
a good read, although finishing it so soon after the release of Titanic was a bit wonky. I don't know whether she had new insights in the ten years or so following, but that would make a good addition to her life story. It kind of ends up hanging like that all her life has been about getting to be a big star and yet she did so many other things too.
A good read none the less and an interesting person to have lived in Hollywood during it's hayday... most people had no idea that she had been there
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
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This covers an interesting period of Hollywood and it's written by a woman whose writing I usually admire. Sylvia Thompson, Gloria Stuart's daughter (and my friend's mother) is an amazing food writer. But this book about her mother is kind of smarmy and self-serving, kitschy almost, and not in a good way. I wanted to like it. I like Sylvia Thompson's other writing. This came out after the actress had some new success for the movie Titanic (which I've never seen). She's had an interesting life bu ...more
Aug 02, 2009 rated it liked it
This book is worth reading if only for the very funny Groucho Marx stories. I found the book to be an interesting insight into the "old" Hollywood. Not a place you would want to live, but an interesting place to visit.
Saturday's Child
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
What an interesting life Gloria Stuart has lead. Apart from her tales from early Hollywood I enjoyed this for her travels in South East Asia and her account of the James Cameron movie Titanic
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