Thursday, July 21, 2011

An Old Fashioned Girl

Back in February of this year, I read An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott.  Alcott is one of my favorite authors of all time.


Goodreads summary...
"Polly's friendship with the wealthy Shaws of Boston helps them to build a new life and teaches her the truth about the relationship between happiness and riches."

It's sounds very simple, but it's more than that.  Here's what I wrote in my journal after I finished...
"I just finished An Old Fashioned Girl by LMA.  I'm such a sucker for enduring love.  I like how the book shows how in the end good, simple people are often happier than rich, idle people, though their lives seem harder.  Good will always win out in the end.  It's a perfect illustration of why doing what's right is the most important thing even when it's hard to do, and being true to one's self is the ultimate reward.  I really liked this book and the moral it teaches!"

There is an online version of An Old Fashioned Girl available to read.  View it by clicking HERE

In doing some research for this blog I came across a movie version that was made in 1949.  Starring Gloria Jean.  Gloria Jean was a famous singer/actor in the 40's and 50's.


Gloria Jean

Although I couldn't find a clip of "An Old Fashioned Girl", I did find a clip of Gloria Jean as Anne Stuart in the movie "Copacabana".  You'll find it below.

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