Amber Tamblyn's Poetry Book 'Dark Sparkler' Tells The Tragic Stories Of Dead Actresses

April 1, 2015 1:30 PM

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Amber Tamblyn's Poetry Book 'Dark Sparkler' Tells The Tragic Stories Of Dead Actresses

Amber Tamblyn writes about dead actresses. Icons like Jean Harlow and Marilyn Monroe people her powerful poems, but so do lesser-known starlets, such as Li Tobler, whose acting career was overshadowed by her relationship with a Swiss painter. Depressed, she died tragically at the age of 27.

That Tamblyn herself is an Emmy-nominated actress doesn't influence her thematic choices directly; these women, she says, aren't so different from other women, who due to social norms are expected to perform in their own ways. Tamblyn's acting career has influenced her writing in other ways; her poe...

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