Miriam Hopkins 113th Birthday…


Happy Birthday Miriam Hopkins!




October 18, 1902–Savannah, Georgia

October 9, 1972–New York City, New York

Oak City Cemetery, Bainbridge, Georgia


As a sneak preview, below are the individual chapters/titles

to the biography on Miriam Hopkins


by Allan R. Ellenberger

Chapter One: “From a Fine Old Family” (1653—1920)
Chapter Two: The Road to Broadway (1921—1927)
Chapter Three: Billy (1927—1930)
Chapter Four: Of Paramount Importance (1930—June 1931)
Chapter Five: Hollywood (June 1931—October 1931)
Chapter Six: An Expensive Leading Woman (October 1931—December 1932)
Chapter Seven: The Redemption of Temple Drake (January 1933—June 1933)
Chapter Eight: The Lubitsch Touch (July 1933—March 1934)
Chapter Nine: 13 Sutton Place (March 1934—November 1934)
Chapter Ten: The Real Becky Sharp (December 1934—November 1935)
Chapter Eleven: “It’s About Lesbians” (November 1935—October 1936)
Chapter Twelve: Tola (October 1936—February 1937)
Chapter Thirteen: “Goldwyn Blamed Me” (March 1937—March 1938)
Chapter Fourteen: “In a Year of Drought…” (April 1938—March 1939)
Chapter Fifteen: “Perfect Little Bitches…” (March 1939—August 1939)
Chapter Sixteen: All This, Jack Warner and Bette Davis, Too (August 1939—January 1940)
Chapter Seventeen: A Blonde with a Redhead’s Temperament (January 1940—November 1940)
Chapter Eighteen: Angels Battle in Boston (December 1940—July 1942)
Chapter Nineteen: “This is Pure Hopkins” (July 1942—March 1943)
Chapter Twenty: To New York and Back by the Skin of Her Teeth (April 1943—October 1947)
Chapter Twenty-One: A Little Off Center (November 1947—1950)
Chapter Twenty-Two: “They Surely Are Reds” (1950-1958)
Chapter Twenty-Three: “How Many Times Can You Come Back?” (1958—1962)
Chapter Twenty-Four: “As Long As She Lives…” (1962-1965)
Chapter Twenty-Five: The Final Years (1966—1971)
Chapter Twenty-Six: “If I Had It to Do All Over Again…” (1972)




11 Responses to “Miriam Hopkins 113th Birthday…”

  1. Jack says:

    A fascinating read your book about Miriam promises to be! And I wonder what Bette would have to say about it? 😮

  2. Barry says:

    Does this mean that soon your book will be available? I am looking forward to it.

  3. Anne says:

    Happy Birthday Miriam Hopkins. Thanks for those wonderful gems of entertainment that generated so much pleasure in the field of entertainment. RIB dear lady.

  4. Jim D says:

    Hi Allan, to be honest, I don’t know much about Miriam Hopkins (at least until your book comes out!). Could you recommend perhaps 3 movies that might give me an overview of her career?

  5. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Not real soon. While the bulk of the book is finished, I have lots of rewriting, etc to do. Want it to be as good as possible.

  6. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Hi Jim,
    There’s Becky Sharp where she received her only Oscar nomination. The film itself is not that great but she is Becky! I like her performance in These Three directed by Wm Wyler. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Story of Temple Drake, Design for Living (I know you asked for only three, but I can’t stop LOL). The Old Maid with Bette Davis. In supporting roles there is The Heiress (Golden Globe nomination) and Carrie–it’s a small role but she gives a shrewish performance opposite Lawrence Olivier. Thanks.

  7. Colleen says:

    Congratulations, Allan. I look forward to reading your book!

  8. mike says:

    all of the Lubitsch films are must sees. Please hurry with the bio, the years fly by, wanna still be here to enjoy it!

  9. Allan Ellenberger says:

    You’ll be around. Hope you do enjoy it.

  10. Allan Ellenberger says:

    Thanks Colleen. Can’t wait for you to read it. 🙂

  11. Jen says:

    Such exciting news to hear!! I cannot wait to read!! Thank you Allan!!

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