Exclusive Interview with Victoria Riskin,
Daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin about her new book
“Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir”
I’m so excited to say that Victoria Riskin’s new book “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir” is available in stores today — and I was very lucky to be able to sit down with her for a special chat about the book. That said, a Big Thank You to Victoria for spending time with me, and to Pantheon Books for making this happen!
This is Part One of an exclusive 2-part interview with Victoria, in which she talks about the origins of the book, her parent’s early years in Hollywood, the filming of King Kong, the exploits of Merian C. Cooper, her father’s partnership with Frank Capra and much more.
Please stay tuned for Part Two of the interview which will be posted on this blog next week. In the meantime, you can join our BOOK GIVEAWAY, in which we’ll be giving away a total of 12 AUTOGRAPHED copies of the book. (ended March 2019)
Update: Here is Part Two of the interview in which Victoria talks about the the piggyback scene in It Happened One Night, what drew her parents to each other, her father’s ‘common man’ theme, and much more.
Hope you enjoy the interview. I know I did 🙂
This is my entry for Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, The Blogathon, which was created to celebrate the release of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir on February 26, 2019. The book is written by their daughter, Victoria Riskin. I am also thrilled to be co-hosting this blogathon with friend Aurora at Once Upon a Screen. Be sure to visit both our blogs on March 2 and 3 for fabulous entries honoring two extraordinary careers.
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub