(as of Jul 28,2021 08:49:58 UTC – Details)
Author John O’Dowd revisits the life of the late Hollywood actress Barbara Payton in his new hardcover BearManor Media book, titled Barbara Payton: A Life in Pictures. An image driven follow-up to his first BearManor book on Barbara’s life and times, 2007’s Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story, the project contains over 1,000 photos and 550 pages, and offers an enlarged perspective of Barbara’s fascinating, if brief and star-crossed life. Collected over the past two decades from dozens of sources—both in the United States, and abroad—the images in the book run the gamut from family photos and studio portraits, to candids, news photos, movie ads, and film stills. Accompanying the photos and their captions are over 170 quotes about Barbara and her life that have been culled from newspapers of the day, as well as from several people who knew her intimately. Hopefully, the combination of photographic and written material in the book will help provide a deeper understanding of Barbara, and what remains one of Hollywood’s biggest, and most shocking, self-inflicted tragedies.