Friday, March 10, 2006

Sandra & Peyton Place

Sandra Bullock has agreed to star in a film about "Peyton Place" author Grace Metalious, whose million-selling novel scandalized the nation 50 years ago and eventually ruined the author's life.

Peyton Place, the book, turns 50 this year. We highly recommend Vanity Fair's remembrance of author Grace Metalious in the March issue, on sale now.

...Metalious' novel of sex and scandal in a small New England town, based partly on Gilmanton, was published in the fall of 1956. Although it was banned in several cities, "Peyton Place" became one of the best-selling novels in history and led to a popular movie starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange.

..."She was ahead of her time, but not in a self-conscious way," Foner told the AP. "She was one of those people who told the truth, almost naively talked about it, and got vilified for talking about it.

Did I mention "Peyton Place " Is one of my top five movie of all time .!!!!

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