The star of John Ford classics like ”How Green Was My Valley” and ”The Quiet Man,” O’Hara is best known as a robust-but-virtuous leading lady who gave as good as she got from guys like John Wayne. This memoir won’t change that. She details her troubled marriage to alcoholic would-be screenwriter Will Price, which led to a messy, public battle for custody of their daughter, Bronwyn. And she dishes up some colorful anecdotes, describing Ford as a temperamental tyrant who once punched her in the jaw for a perceived insult but who also sent her poetic, passionate, probably drunken love letters. O’Hara also quietly drops a little bomb about walking in on the director while he was kissing another man. She doesn’t make much of the revelation; indeed, most of her reminiscences have an air of detachment hardly befitting this fiery ”Queen of Technicolor.” Nevertheless, ”’Tis Herself” satisfies.
'Tis Herself The star of John Ford classics like ''How Green Was My Valley'' and ''The Quiet Man,'' O'Hara is best known as a robust-but-virtuous leading lady who...'Tis HerselfMaureen O'Hara, John Nicoletti The star of John Ford classics like ''How Green Was My Valley'' and ''The Quiet Man,'' O'Hara is best known as a robust-but-virtuous leading lady who...2004-02-27
Author: Maureen O'Hara, John Nicoletti
Posted February 27 2004 — 12:00 AM EST
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