~ Al Phillips


We met at the Havurah meeting, where I purchased both your books from you. I have already read both and I thoroughly enjoyed them. You are a truly brilliant and gifted writer with an amazing ability to weave the history of our country with the intricate lives and careers of those Hollywood characters. I was especially impressed with your discussion of the Monroe Doctrine and our Good Neighbor Policy. I have always been an ardent moviegoer. I am 86 years old and my first movie was King Kong which I saw when I was 4 years old in 1933. ( I have been afraid of very large gorillas ever since!).

I decided to list every movie you printed in bold that I either saw or recognized. This was over a 90% yield with 380 titles. I am compulsive that way!

Good luck in your endeavors!


Al Phillips, Newport Beach, CA