Classic Movie Chat with Victoria Riskin
(Daughter of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin)
I’m so excited to share our Facebook Live Chat with Victoria Riskin from a few weeks ago (now posted on YouTube as well). Aurora from Once Upon a Screen and I were able to spend some quality time with Victoria to chat about her very famous parents – actress Fay Wray and screenwriter Robert Riskin. We talked about their careers, their marriage, and the Golden Age of Hollywood, and Victoria also shared some very special memories about her parents and the stars that were their neighbors and friends.
We probably all know this, but I’ll say it here anyway for context — Fay Wray starred in over 100 films and TV episodes but is probably best remembered for her role as Ann Darrow in the iconic 1933 film, King Kong. Robert Riskin was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter, best known for his work with Frank Capra including It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lost Horizon, You Can’t Take It with You, and Meet John Doe.
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub
BTW, if you’d like to pick up Victoria’s book, “A Hollywood Memoir: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin” you can find it here on amazon.