It seemed Hollywood took movie actress Virginia Bruce largely for granted during her heyday in the 1930s as a contract leading lady at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. However, this very blonde trouper was a great favorite with moviegoers of the era. In more recent decades - thanks to television showings and DVD editions of some of her films - Bruce has gained new generations of enthusiasts who have quickly come to appreciate both the talents and quiet charisma of this fine-looking performer who boasted such captivating pale-blue eyes. And, now, in this full-length chronicle of Virgina Bruce, we have a full opportunity to learn much more about this complicated, beautiful, and charming woman who is very worthy of the professional reassessment this volume sets out to accomplish.
Author Scott O'Brien lives Sonoma County, California, and is the author of Kay Francis - I Can't Wait to be Forgotten which was selected as one of the "Best Books of 2006" by Classic Images.