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How about a biography of Eve Arden?

January 23, 2018

I would love to have a biography of Eve Arden in my Hollywood Legends series, University Press of Mississippi. I grew up watching her in Our Miss Brooks. And of course she appeared in many films, including Curtain Call at Cactus Creek, the only film of hers I have written about—in A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan. I can hear her speaking to me now, so wry, so witty.


  1. February 23, 2018 8:03 PM EST
    I also grew up watching "Our Miss Brooks." I still can't see Richard Crenna in a film without thinking of him as Miss Brooks's whiny, nasal-voiced student, Walter Denton. Nowadays, of course, Eve Arden herself is best known as the high school principal in the "Grease" films; however, even those films are gradually being forgotten. If you want to write about a former TV star who is still remembered and loved, why not consider Betty White? I still fondly remember her in "Life with Elizabeth."
    - Kent Rasmussen
  2. February 23, 2018 8:58 PM EST
    Not looking for any subjects. Too much on my plate as it is. But writing about Betty White is certainly a good subject for someone.
    - Carl Rollyson