With five kids to put through college there's not much time to kindle a romance with my wife who's never interested.I'm not a cliché, but I want to find new passion in my life.She plays Wood's neglectful, self-absorbed mother, yet she keeps our sympathy and understanding.[Blondell lost the Oscar to Kim Hunter in Elia Kazan's What did Joan Blondell have to say about the musicals she made for Busby Berkeley?
I was able to see a video copy thanks to a collector, but it is not available on the home market.
She was pleasant no matter the role, but when she was sexy and – cover: Joan Blondell, 1938.
When we were through filming, he said casually “Maybe you should do a biography of my mother next.” Well, I knew his mother was Joan Blondell, and I was frankly stunned at the suggestion.
And one important thing about the on-screen Joan Blondell that's worth acknowledging: the desire for sex and money never turned her into a bad girl.
I was writing a biography of the director Edmund Goulding a few years back, and Norman interviewed me for a documentary he was making on Old Hollywood.
It's a worthwhile movie, a kind of sentimental wallow that Hollywood hasn't made for a very long time.