After a new set of revisions to the manuscript, my forthcoming bio of Pola has been forwarded to the editorial staff at McFarland Publishing.  That means we’re making progress, although there may be a few more edits as to the text.  My editor, however, is enthusiastic enough to predict “a gorgeous book.”   Still plenty of work to do.   There is apparently also going to be a title change–to what remains to be seen–as they kindly heard my reservations to the title “Temptress of Silent Hollywood.”   My argument is that Pola wasn’t just the vamp she is stereotyped as–she was a legitimate dramatic actress who only played the vamp in a handful of pictures.  I set out with this book to do right by Miss Negri and I hope, if nothing else, to succeed in that goal.

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