Here Boykin dreamcasts an adaptation of Palmetto Moon:
I think and write cinematically, so this isn't the first time I've daydreamed about Palmetto Moon, the movie. Vada Hadley is a gorgeous bubble headed blonde on the surface, but underneath all that fluff beats the heart of a very smart and funny Audrey Hepburn. When I see the hero, Frank Darling, in my head, I see an actor many may not know or remember. Big, tall, gorgeous Paul Newman. Please note that Frank is at least six inches taller than Paul, so we're stretching him a bit.Learn more about the book and author at Kim Boykin's website.
There is a rather unconventional love story between Vada's friends Claire and Reggie.If we're sticking with Hollywood of Yesteryear, I'm going with Joanne Woodward who was wonderful at playing strong women, and, I suspect she was probably one in real life. I can't see Paul Newman married to anything but. As for Reggie, I'd pick Rock Hudson, who was a, big, beautiful, strapping gay man, but had to hide that in real life. I think he'd do Reggie proud.
Keeping it old school, for big, mean old Miss Mamie, I'd choose Shelley Winters. For Vada's hoity-toity parents I'd have to pick Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall. One thing is for sure a movie set with all these huge stars wouldn't be boring.
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