I highly recommend this book to those who are interested in silent movies--or interesting biographies.
Andre Soares is a remarkable biographer with the extraordinary gift of getting to the heart of his subject.
Ramon Novarro is my most favorite Silent Film actor and I have both this book and the one by Ellenberger.
I could not put it down. Great history, great Hollywood gossip and a great man. What a tragedy he died the way he did. Awesome book. I highly recommend it.Published 2 months ago by Kevin L. Kramer
This book grabbed my attention from the get-go. I really like the author's writing style, which draws you in, making you want to know more. Very clear, concise, and to the point. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Blonde Blythe
I had heard only vaguely about the history of Ramon Novarro. Having read Wisecracker by Mann about William Haines I decided to give this biography a shot to see if Novarro's life... Read morePublished 6 months ago by JOSEPH OLIVER
I have read this book twice now, and I must say it is so chock-full of information that I learned even more on the second read-through. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ellen Asleson
If you ever saw any of his films and enjoyed his performance, this biography will go a long way in showing what an accomplished actor he was in many respects. Read morePublished 11 months ago by B. Pocker
While reading this biography I felt such a sadness for Ramon. I felt his pain in dealing with his homosexuality at a time when actors had to be closeted. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cocoa
I wish all biographies were this thorough and interesting. I never cared for silent movies and I didn't know much about its stars, but one of the stories in "Crowned... Read morePublished 13 months ago by pgh girl
But falls short as a biography. If I were to rate this solely as a biography I would give it two stars. To me it was more a history of the silent film age. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Monchichipox