Saturday, August 16, 2014
Ann Blyth: Happy Birthday!
A very happy 86th birthday today to Ann Blyth. Sláinte!
"...Ann Blyth’s work here is luminous and captivating. It is a non-speaking role, but there is remarkable and touching eloquence in the way her eyes roam over his face, as if trying to read him, trying to understand his words and his facial expression. Middle-aged Mr. Peabody is wondrous and fascinating to her, and her unlikely crush for him alone adds another level to the comedy, and the poignancy. We can see why he might take a fancy to her, but her radiant and achingly silent adoration of him is charming...." See post on Mr.Peabody and the Mermaid (1948) here.
I am interviewed by John Hayes at his blog Robert Frost's Banjo on the Ann Blyth series and upcoming book here.
UPDATE: This series of blog posts about Ann Blyth's career is now a book, ANN BLYTH: ACTRESS. SINGER. STAR. -- with more material and over 275 photographs, available in eBook and paperback. To order from Amazon, follow this link. To order a signed copy from the author, please email me at JacquelineTLynch@gmail.com for details.