THE GRAND ADVENTURE OF VERA CASPARY: My February Column at Bookslut

In Vera Caspary's absorbing autobiography The Secrets of Grownups (1979) recounting her life as a writer, she avows, "This has been the century of The Woman and I know myself fortunate to have been part of the revolution. In another generation, perhaps the next, equality will be taken for granted. Those who come after us …

“Ingrid Bergman, Ingrid Bergman, Let’s Go Make A Picture on the Island of Stromboli”

Billy Bragg sings Woodie Guthrie's song about Ingrid Bergman while she was filming Roberto Rossellini's STROMBOLI (1950) . A documentary has recently been made about the highly romantic and scandalous love affair between Bergman and Rossellini that erupted into public view during the filming of STROMBOLI . The War of the Volcanoes ( La guerra …