Welcome to the Gary Cooper Scrapbook. Here you will find pictures, articles, movie ads, and other ephemera about one of the most talented, respected, and well loved actors of Hollywood's Golden Era.“The world of today is a far cry from the world in which Gary Cooper lived until his untimely death in 1961. The distinction between “celebrity” and “star” was also quite different. But neither of those words was in the foreground of my father’s image of himself. He always felt he was your average “Joe American.” In his film roles, he tried to portray the best an American man could be…He taught me a little Western expression when I was very young. “There ain’t never a horse that couldn’t be rode, there ain’t never a rider that couldn’t be throwed.” In some way, that informed his own way of moving through what was truly an extraordinary life.” – Daughter, Maria Cooper Janis, 2011
Also, for those of us in New York City: G. Bruce Boyer and Maria Cooper Janis will be doing a book-signing next Tuesday: Join us at the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, NYC on Tuesday, December 13, 6-8 PM for the Gary Cooper: Enduring Style (http://bit.ly/p3QqvW) book signing. It's at 37 West 57th Street, 3rd floor. (This info. was taken from their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/powerHouse-Books/7521581610.)
I'm still waiting for my book (although it should be in the mail...maybe today). What's making me most anxious is that I had the book sent to my parents' house out of state so that my mom could wrap it up for Christmas for me...and now I want it here so that I can go to the book signing and get it signed! Oh, decisions, decisions!
And I just found out that apparently there is another NYC-based signing with Boyer and Maria. From powerHouse Books’ page: “Paul Stuart and powerHouse Books invite you to a signing for Gary Cooper: Enduring Style on Monday, December 12, 5-7 PM” (at Paul Stuart, 45th and Madison Avenue).
So, to review: Next week, there will be two New York City-based signings, one on Monday night (see above) and one on Tuesday night (see the previous post, directly above this one).
Sadly, I did not go, nor am I able to go to the second signing tonight. On top of that, my book still hasn't arrived, although it's been in the mail and "in transit," according to UPS, for over a week now. *sigh*
Anyone else read his/her copy yet?! I can't wait to get the actual book in my hot little hands...all of the talk and photos surrounding it are making me eager. ;D
The book is great but I did notice a couple of mistakes. The pic on p. 40 is dated from 1956 but I think they meant 1936 as it's obviously from the 30s so I think that was just a typo. Also the pic on p. 147 is listed as 'Gary, on set, year unknown' but it is from The Texan (1930).
It's a great book and I think everyone is going to be happy with it.
Post by girlfriday on Dec 14, 2011 20:05:27 GMT -6
Apparently, my book has been "lost" somewhere in Massachusetts. Grrr...was supposed to arrive 1-2 weeks ago but the USPS tracking update hasn't changed since Nov. 30th. *sob* I'm probably going to have to lodge a complaint if it's not here in time to sit beneath the Christmas tree!
That's unfortunate about the mistakes, but at least they're not so glaring that we'd be too distracted from the otherwise loveliness gracing the pages. ;-)
gcfanforever: I don't always log in but I check your site very often, Coopsgirl. Love, love it!! The recent Forbes article was very good.
May 19, 2013 18:21:34 GMT -6
cori: Well, VintageHome, may be it's just only because you do it, she'll always be thankful...
May 18, 2013 10:19:22 GMT -6
VintageHome: Folks, hope you have a good weekend. It's a holiday weekend for me! Found one of my birds, a Great Tit sitting on my armchair today , the balcony door was open, looking at me as if to say: Feed Me! They know I do but apparently it wasn't enough. :
May 16, 2013 7:43:42 GMT -6
VintageHome: I think pompomfd1 "Make me a Star" is not listed in the 1930s movies section because Gary was just being himself and it wasn't really a movie he starred in (it's listed as "Self" in IMDB)
May 15, 2013 2:26:57 GMT -6
pomponfd1: Hello Coopsgirl.[br]I think there is not post "make me a star - 1932" in movies still 1930?
May 14, 2013 6:47:11 GMT -6
cori: There is no place for: “it came about casually”,[br]There is only place for states of consciousness which make us so sensitive as a highly sensitive star-tracker...[br]- MICHEL BOUJUT - I agree...
May 13, 2013 15:02:47 GMT -6
VintageHome: Well, we all have our hobbies, cori Some people collect shoes, others collect memorabilia. Some people believe in the paranormal, others refuse to talk about it..Think we'll make it to Alpha Centauri any time soon?
May 13, 2013 11:26:48 GMT -6
cori: Often, my friends say to me that "me and Gary Cooper", this veneration is not normal! I answer them: it's worse! It's paranormal! Strange but real...
May 13, 2013 9:03:03 GMT -6
VintageHome: Energy never dies so I'm certain Gary keeps on ticking in one way or another. Saw two very interesting documentaries the other day, on how people perceive certain things, how time travel works, worm holes and parallel universes. Fascinating!
May 13, 2013 6:32:22 GMT -6
Coopsgirl: Children of Divorce is not lost. There is a restored copy in the Library of Congress (U.S.). It has never been released on home video though or shown on TV so there are no available copies-yet.
May 12, 2013 14:59:07 GMT -6
pomponfd1: Children Of Divorce : this film is lost i think
May 12, 2013 11:55:48 GMT -6
regenerate31965: HAPPY BIRTHDAY,"MR. COOPER"!...WE ARE REGENERATED! WE ARE IMMORTALS! WE ARE ONE OF "THE GODS' OWN"...WE ARE GODS! WE WILL NEVER DIE...BECAUSE WE IMMORTAL...REGENERATED,ALL OVER AGAIN! SO BE IT!...DAUGHTER...AND SON OF "RAM"!
May 11, 2013 17:59:20 GMT -6
westerngirl: Here is the movie on youtube (Ten North Frederick) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_VfYgRSPlA&list=PL090E7CDBAAB21CAE
May 10, 2013 0:49:12 GMT -6
howardroarksheffield: Oh, MaxiCooper01....these are the best websites I know of where you can get Ten North Frederick http://www.ioffer.com/i/ten-north-frederick-rare-dvd-movie-1958-gary-cooper-142194065 http://www.armandmovies.com/cart/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=7
May 8, 2013 15:15:57 GMT -6
howardroarksheffield: Hay, has anyone ever seen Children Of Divorce? I spoke to a rare movies collector and even he hasn't been able to get hold of it. Which is a pain because it looks great.
May 8, 2013 15:11:44 GMT -6
cori: Valentine, I don't know exactly, but when he came in France with his family it was often in May, and in Grasse (city in the south) during May there's a annual show of roses. It's possible they visited it (and in May, it was the birthday of Rocky too)
May 8, 2013 9:30:46 GMT -6
valentine: Why these roses, where they his favorite flower. The bouquet is gorgeous!
May 7, 2013 17:42:01 GMT -6
Coopsgirl: I recorded my copy of Ten North Frederick off TV and there are probably copies like that floating around out there. I'm bummed too that TCM is not showing any of his films today. They been giving him short shrift the past couple of years.
May 7, 2013 17:27:14 GMT -6