The Secret Love Life of Daphne Du Maurier

DVD - 2008
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Daphne called herself "a boy in a box" and this shows how Daphne's incendiary love life formed her writing. Charts the story of Daphne's unrequited passion for the beautiful and glamorous American heiress, Ellen Doubleday, and how the play she wrote about this forbidden desire led her to a life-changing love affair with the irreverent, fun-loving actress Gertrude Lawrence. Based on personal letters and biographies.
Publisher: [England] : BBC Video ; New York : BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2008
ISBN: 9781419866791
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 27, 2014

"Darling, remember Daphne du Maurier? Boyish girl, theatrical family, wrote Rebecca (although ask her about something, ANYTHING else)? Well, someone made a biopic. If one's love life can be called one's life. First a cloying affair with an American -- that came to nothing. Then she took up with her father's long-time companion and dancing partner, Gertrude Lawrence. What Gertie would have said of that galumphing creature playing her, I do not know. Her entire performance is based on scarlet nail polish. No more do I know what all their husbands made of it. Stiff upper lips, of course, but pretty septic for them, don't you think? Daphne was inspired to write My Cousin Rachel, so it was all worthwhile, apparently."

Jun 07, 2013

Seattle Public Library - I returned this on the due date, June 5th, around 6:30 pm, Northeast Branch. It was dropped into the Media slot inside the library right before I dropped a book on Vegetarian living in the book slot. The book was checked in, and this DVD was not. Please correct. - Thank you.

Jul 01, 2012

It's interesting to see Janet McTeer, who is not a lesbian, in this lesbian role which precedes her very deserving Oscar nominated one in Albert Nobbs with Glenn Close.


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