This just in…
The below link announces an upcoming Lupe Velez biopic starring beautiful Mexican actress, Ana De La Reguera. My Lupe Velez book is mentioned twice within the relatively short article, but I’m yet to hear from producers of the film. As far as I know, my publisher hasn’t heard from them either.
It’s early days yet, but with the film already announced I do hope they do the right thing by Lupe Velez (and myself) by utilizing my years of research to tell her story the way it should be told. However, that would mean buying the film rights to my book. Again, I’ve heard nothing from producers.
Ana De La Reguera follows me on Twitter so she’s aware of my book. I’ve sent her a direct message to find out more information. We’ll see what happens…
With my upcoming Lupe Velez bio just months away from publication, I am seeking a literary agent who deals in foreign rights. I’m particularly interested in a Spanish translation.
If you can help, please contact me at – firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Book:
Here is the first extensive, full-length biography and career record on the life and work of Mexican whirlwind Lupe Velez (1908-1944). Over the years many crude myths have surfaced about Velez, the most notorious that she “died with her head in the toilet.” This biography not only studies Lupe’s personal life and career–including her tempestuous marriage to Johnny Weissmuller–but also examines her death in detail. It has been almost seven decades since her untimely end; at long last, the ugly rumors and myths are debunked–for good.
Included are never-before-told family stories and photographs from Lupe’s second cousin, and an analysis of the actress’s lasting influence on popular culture. The foreword by Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow focuses on the fact and fancy behind Lupe Velez’s colorful public image.
Contact Michelle Vogel – email@example.com
My friend and fellow author, Michael Ankerich has an exciting new project in the wind, a thoroughly researched biography on the life and career of Mae Murray.
Mae Murray: The Girl With The Bee-Stung Lips will be available November 2012!
See Michael’s blog link below for more details on Mae Murray…and his other books.
A first look at Anthony Hopkins made up to resemble Alfred Hitchcock, for the upcoming film Hitchcock, currently in production. He’s certainly visually believable and I’m sure he’ll do a fantastic job playing the master of suspense.
Many of the photos in the below link are familiar to Marilyn Monroe fans, but have you seen the untouched versions? A few weeks before photographer, Bert Stern, photographed Monroe for “The Last Sitting,” she had gall bladder surgery. As you will see, the scar in the untouched photos is still very fresh. Marilyn Monroe with a physical imperfection? It’s a rare thought, one that is not often mused in the same sentence.
The below photo might be the one that is being spoken about in the comments section. This was taken much later. Though it does involve a pink scarf 🙂