Such Mad Fun with Robin R. Cutler

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:30pm
The Society of the Four Arts

Florida Voices Book Discussion.

Author: Robin R. Cutler 

Book: Such Mad Fun: Ambition and Glamour in Hollywood’s Golden Age 

When historian Robin Cutler began sorting through her late mother’s letters and diaries from the 1930s and 1940s, she discovered a woman she had never really known. Jane Hall was an orphan at 15, and a “literary prodigy” according to the press. How did this spirited young girl from an Arizona mining town become a Depression-era debutante, a successful author of magazine fiction, and a screenwriter at Hollywood’s most glamorous studio? Jane’s ambition conflicted with the expectations of her family, her friends, and the era in which she lived. Robin will discuss why Jane’s story still resonates today, and reveal some of the surprising discoveries she made while writing this book. 

Book signing will follow.

Historian Robin Cutler (Ph.D., Columbia) was the producer/writer of the award-winning PBS documentary Indian America: A Gift from the Past, and co-producer of Roanoak, an Emmy-nominated dramatic series for PBS. She has been a Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Contributing Editor for the American Historical Association’s Monthly Perspectives. She also taught for several years at universities in New York City. Her First Book, A Soul on Trial, was named a “notable naval book of 2007.”

Such Mad Fun is a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2016, and a Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards Gold Winner (Biography). Excerpts have appeared in Vanity Fair and The Daily Beast.

Florida Voices features discussions with Florida authors, lectures are open to the public and will take place in the Dixon Education Building during the restoration of the King Library. A book signing will follow the lecture. Discussions are open to the public and will be held in the Dixon Education Building during restoration of the King Library. 

Florida Voices is generously supported by the Fred J. Brotherton Endowment for Literature of the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation.

Schedule & Tickets

Free · Call 561-655-7226

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:30pm · add to calendar 2018-03-21 13:30:00 2018-03-21 16:30:00 America/New_York Such Mad Fun with Robin R. Cutler The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL, 33480

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