Friday, November 22, 2019

Georgie Blalock's "The Other Windsor Girl"

Georgie Blalock is an amateur historian and movie buff who loves combining her different passions through historical fiction, and a healthy dose of period piece films. When not writing, she can be found prowling the non-fiction history section of the library or the British film listings on Netflix. Blalock writes historical romance under the name Georgie Lee.

Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, The Other Windsor Girl:
I love classic films and, if I could make it happen, I’d have classic film stars take the leads in a movie adaptation of The Other Windsor Girl.

Vivien Leigh, who played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, would have made a great Princess Margaret. She had the sass and the attitude and the British class to have pulled it off. She was petite like the Princess but with the same will of steel hidden by a charming smile.

Paulette Goddard would have been perfect as Vera. Her role in The Women demonstrated her razor sharp wit combined with youth but she wasn’t naïve. She knew when to hold back and keep secrets but she also knew when to stand out and make her presence felt.

A young Ronald Coleman from A Tale of Two Cities would have been an excellent Rupert, Vera’s cousin who helps Vera become a member of the Princess Margaret Set, a group of young aristocrats and socialites who are intimates of the princess. Ronald Coleman’s worldliness and charm were exactly like Rupert’s.

Gary Cooper from High Noon would play Dr. Dominic Reynolds, Vera’s American love interest. Dominic has a sense of humor about life but he is very serious about being a doctor and about Vera living up to her potential. He is suave but with that touch of American west toughness and Gary Cooper could have easily brought him to life.
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--Marshal Zeringue