Wouldn’t it be fun to spend a week in the setting of an Emilie Loring novel? … More Home, Sweet Mansion!
The Shining Years (1972) was written twenty years after Emilie Loring’s death, but it is vintage Emilie Loring. It has everything–an old and stately home, a noble leading man, a spirited young woman, a worthy competitor for her affections, a wise older woman, villains, ideals, personal conflicts, and a love story. Stanley Holbrook’s life is neatly organized … More The Shining Years: The Best is Last
Do you remember a TV game show called “To Tell the Truth?” Each night, contestants claimed to be a person whose profile was read at the start of the show. A panel of celebrities questioned the contestants to figure out who was really the profiled person and who was an imposter. I found myself in … More To Tell the Truth: “I am Judge William G. McAdoo”
It was 1928, before the stock market crash, when people still had jewels to lose. Emilie Loring’s publisher, Penn, announced a Prize Play competition. All plays had to have three acts and be well adapted to an amateur cast. At first, she didn’t bite. She was still writing The Solitary Horseman, and when she turned that in … More “My Pearls! Where are my pearls?!”