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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Ann Blyth to receive honor at the Coronado Island Film Festival!

Ann Blyth will be honored with the Legacy Award at the Coronado Island Film Festival, California, which is celebrating its sixth anniversary.  The dates of the festival are November 10-14, 2021.

See this article in the Coronado Eagle and Journal, and have a look here at this link to the festival website for details, and an online version of the official program (turn to page 22 for the bio on Ann).

Congratulations to Ann Blyth on this well-deserved tribute to her stellar career!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Ann Blyth's First Starring Role in Swell Guy (1946)

 


Ann moved quickly after her striking supportive role in Mildred Pierce (1945) to starring roles, and the first was this dramatic turn in Swell Guy (1946).  Here is a bit from my book Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.:


For those who remember Ann as the perpetual ingĂ©nue soprano of her 1950s musicals, Swell Guy reminds us that the evil Veda in Mildred Pierce was no one-off fluke.  A number of Ann’s early roles showcased her intuitive, earthy, and intense dramatic talent, though she was concerned about being typecast as a villain.  At this stage critics were calling her a young Bette Davis.

She received good notices.  Edwin Schallert of the Los Angeles Times noted:

Miss Blyth is reputed to give her most sensational performance in this…she has made a remarkable record in the midst of terrific emotional turmoil, and what is more, she is amazingly young to have encountered this…Her experiences have undoubtedly given her an unusual maturity in her work.


For more on the movie, and her career, have a look at 
my book on Ann's career -- Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

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print edition available at Amazon and also my Etsy shop.


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For more on my other books and plays, please see my website: JacquelineTLynch.com  


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ann Blyth on stage as Maria in The Sound of Music

                                          Photo courtesy of Dan Pagel, used by permission.

Rounding out the summer with a bit more of Ann Blyth's roles on stage in summer theatre, here's her portrayal of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music, which played at Milwaukee's Melody Top tent in 1972.

From a review in the Milwaukee Sentinel by Jay Joslin:

"Miss Blyth, her voice as lovely and true as ever, gives the role of Maria von Trapp a wonderful gamin turn that provides great strength and sympathy.  She’s superb."

Thanks to Dan Pagel of the Memories of Melody Top website, for bring those days back to us.  



For more on Ann Blyth's career on stage and screen, television and radio, have a look at 
my book on Ann's career -- Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star.

eBook edition (Amazon)


print edition available at Amazon and also my Etsy shop.


Also available in eBook at:




For more on my other books and plays, please see my website: JacquelineTLynch.com