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Will There Really Be a Morning? [PDF / EPUB] Will There Really Be a Morning? Harrowing account of s film star, Frances Farmer s life while in a State Mental Institution in and her struggle to adjust afterwards This book was published about a year after her death of cancer in Harrowing account ofs film star, Frances Farmer Really Be Kindle Ö s life while in a State Mental Institution inand her struggle to adjust afterwards This book was published about a year after her death of cancer in.


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  1. says:

    Mental Health A Thon Own VoicesFrances Farmer was a Hollywood actress in the 1940 s She was not a superstar but she was a well known actress I ve never seen any of her movies but I m gonna make an effort to seek them out Frances career and life came to a screeching halt with the onset of Mental Illness In the book she never gives us a diagnosis she doesn t think she s ill but from the descriptions of her behavior it seems like Bipolar Frances Farmer spends 20 years in and out of mental Mental Health A Thon Own VoicesFrances Farmer was a Hollywood actress in the 1940 s She was not a superstar but she was a well known actress I ve never seen any of her movies but I m gonna make an effort to seek them out Frances career and life came to a screeching halt with the onset of Mental Illness In the book she never gives us a diagnosis she doesn t think she s ill but from the descriptions of her behavior it seems like Bipolar Frances Farmer spends 20 years in and out of mental institutions Her descriptions of these institutions were horrific I felt awful for her but I also can t help but question if all her experiences were true This book was published in 1972 after Frances Farmer s death by her friend Jean Ratcliffe, to whom the book is also dedicated to This memoir is at times over the top The language is very sensationalized Despite wanting to believe her story something just seemed off about the narrative I m happy I read this book, because it was very fascinating to read about how mental health was treated in the 1940 s 1950 s Luckily we have come a long way in how we deal with mental illness If everything or even a small percentage of the things described in this book actually happened then what Frances Farmer had to endure was truly heartbreaking and terrifying No rec


  2. says:

    This book is not what you think it is And I ve written about Frances Farmer indetail here It isn t an autobiography of Frances Farmer so much as it s an autobio biography That is, it s a biography of Frances Farmer written by her best friend, Jean Ratcliffe to whom the book s dedicated but based on FF s autobiographical manuscript Here s the catch you never know explicitly when it s FF speaking or when it s Jean Ratcliffe speaking as F This book is not what you think it is And I ve written about Frances Farmer indetail here It isn t an autobiography of Frances Farmer so much as it s an autobio biography That is, it s a biography of Frances Farmer written by her best friend, Jean Ratcliffe to whom the book s dedicated but based on FF s autobiographical manuscript Here s the catch you never know explicitly when it s FF speaking or when it s Jean Ratcliffe speaking as Frances In this sense, Will There Really Be a Morning is a lot like V Nabokov s Pale Fire , in that the reader, boggled by the constantly shifting narrative, is forced to confront the very nature of identity i.e., identity as identity and reality i.e., reality as reality.Let me explain.Frances Farmer was born on September 19, 1913, always to be the last of a long and bitter series of encounters between my mother and father , and died on August 1, 1970, choked to death by a rather virulent throat cancer, but I have facedof death than at this threshold on which I now stand I have died by the hour, by rote almost For years I died every day, every hour, every movement of the clock was a death And knowing it, I can face this strangulation with ease I know the terror of pain, as it now is, but locked away those years, forgotten in a madhouse, I suffered evenI have God here, but He was never there There is the Western State Mental Hospital in Steilacoom, Washington, where FF spent nearly 10 years of her life, at age 30, after having spent the nearly 10 years prior to that as a prominent Hollywood and Broadway actress Once hailed as the next Greta Garbo , lover to Clifford Odets, famous Broadway playwright, FF s downfall began with a DUI that then initiated a bizarre series of events that culminated with FF left to rot in the Steilacoom mental hospital It s arguable, if not provable, that FF was there because of her father and mother s scheming and FF left the mental hospital at their behest, so that she could take care of them in their dotage That FF survived both the institutionalization and the subsequent parental servitude to stage a middle aged renascence is nothing short of miraculous But then, FF s is an improbable life.I first came across her name while listening to Nirvana s In Utero the track Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle, was intriguing enough to make me google the name on yahoo.The fascinating thing about Will There Really Be a Morning is that it is FF s putative autobiography, but dedicated to Jean Ratcliffe Who is Jean Ratcliffe, and why didn t Nirvana write a song about her As it turns out, FF had collaborated on the autobiography with the writer Lois Kibbee in the year or so before FF s death however, when FF died, both the publisher and Kibbee lost interest in the project and with the manuscript not yet finished, the burden of postmortem publication fell to Jean Ratcliffe, FF s BFF and non lesbian life partner The publisher balked at publication with the author dead and therefore unavailable to flog sales on a cross country tour, the book didn t stand much of a sales chance and so Ms Ratcliffe needed to devise other means of garnering interest.What then happened is the opposite of bowdlerization Ratcliffe spiced up the autobiography with scenes of rough lesbian sex albeit, unintentionally comical in the institution, changed the relational dynamic between FF and her mother which at best was a sort of cold politesse, and was at worst, well, imagine a relationship where your mother consciously or sub consciously schemes to have you indefinitely incarcerated into something of a simpering Mommy Dearest dynamic, and changed too many other various bits and pieces for hope to exist of ever disentangling the original from the final.Basically, the problem is this FF was a gifted writer, and Jean was a well intentioned hack The biggest differences between the two writers is tonal One example will have to suffice At the book s end, FF discovers that she has cancer Here s how she discloses this to the reader FF s paragraph on page 376 of the 1983 Dell paperback Buds were just beginning to come on the trees, and through the window I could see the gentle rolling hill that ran up from behind the house New calves, clinging to their mothers, dotted the fields, and it came to me that all the words I could possibly combine could be simply put into one brief sentence And it was then, for he first time in my life, I spoke the words I m happy this paragraph and it s not the best of FF s writing, but it s good, especially the image of cows and calves dotting the fields , this paragraph is immediately followed by this paragraph Cancer Not real Not true Not at first Aside from violating the first rule of exclamation point use viz, only one per manuscript, and that for comical or histrionic but never serious effect the writing doesn t say anything, nor does it evoke an image What follows that paragraph isFF writing Even after I was told that a malignant tumor had diseased the esophagus and lay against the great artery, making an operation impossible, I still could not accept it And so goes the entire book which is reallya literary mystery than an autobiography which part is FF and which part is Jean It gets really tricky when you realize the true and hopeless scope of the problem, best evinced with this truly final example, where FF describes the dilemma facing her as a theatrical actress being tempted with a chance at making it in Hollywood Here s the paragraph in its published form Hollywood was a golden trinket dangling in front of me, and I wanted to reach out and take it, for no matter how disturbed I was in having to lay aside the legitimate theater, the movie contract did offer me the first real security I ever had I kept telling myself that I could always come back to New York Here s the same paragraph as it appeared in FF s manuscript Hollywood was a golden trinket dangling in front of me I wanted to reach out and take it, yet I wanted something else to be a serious actress in the legitimate theater On the other hand, the movie contract would save me from the jaws of poverty All right, I thought, if I don t make a success in Hollywood, I can always come back to New York and try again Again, the difference in the two examples is subtle and tonal, but FF s writing is muchengaging It s as if FF and Jean Ratcliffe are engaged in a kind of operatic duet, where FF is the professional singer and JR a member of the audience, a tone deaf hack, and the resulting duet is awful on the surface i.e, tonally uneven but at times there is an odd kind of beauty, too That s the best metaphor I can come up with for WTRBAM If FF s life had played out differently, FF could have been a great writer, a Garbo of the literary world, so to speak As it was, however, we have only these tantalizing bits and pieces.All of this getsinteresting when you consider that Shadowlands , the FF biography published by William Arnold in 1979 or so as a correction to Will There Really Be a Morning which by then had been exposed as a Farmcliffe enterprise , was evenerror riddled and infinitely less well intentioned than the autobiography it was meant to correct And plus this it was exposed in the early 1980s as work of nearly complete fiction that was to have been used by the Scientologists for whom William Arnold was a shill to discredit the entire medical field of psychology.Worse, the correction s corrective, written and self published by Frances s younger sister, Edith, entitled Looking Back in Love , is nothing less than a vaguely written screed aimed at Jean Ratcliffe and the entire amorphous collective of world communists i.e., entirely agenda driven.So, the world still awaits the real story of FF Will she finally have her revenge on Seattle More like the opposite has been the case The only real hope is for FF s original autobiographical manuscript to appear in published form For that to happen, the manuscript will have to located Lois Kibbee, who last possessed the manuscript, is dead So is Jean Ratcliffe That leaves the ghost of FF to direct a willing host to the right spot.Help


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    The troubled life of Frances FarmerThis is one of the best autobiographies I have read in my life, and a fine piece of literary work by a Hollywood actress who endured so much she had so much to offer and yet suffered throughout her life due to heavy alcohol abuse and the betrayal from her own parents Her relationship with her mother was strained and torn by strife since childhood Alcohol was the beast which controlled her life Many of her close business associates also took advantage of her The troubled life of Frances FarmerThis is one of the best autobiographies I have read in my life, and a fine piece of literary work by a Hollywood actress who endured so much she had so much to offer and yet suffered throughout her life due to heavy alcohol abuse and the betrayal from her own parents Her relationship with her mother was strained and torn by strife since childhood Alcohol was the beast which controlled her life Many of her close business associates also took advantage of her situation Her irrational behavior with law enforcement officials did not help either Frances Farmer was a fighter in life and kept fighting much of her life Her experience at the psychiatric wards in sanitarium is vividly described and the abuses that occur there is experienced by a few and long forgotten by others, but women like Frances Farmer survived and lived to tell her story.The book describes pretty honestly the reasons for her rise and fall from grace Some not so honorable things she did in her life have been taken out of this book Author Kenneth Anger, in his book, Hollywood Babylon researched her life and discovered that she had tremendous outbursts at the police For eight years she was an inmate of a state insane asylum she was sexually and physically abused, gnawed on by rats and poisoned by tainted food, and living in the filthiest conditions ever possible She was chained, strapped and half drowned in ice baths She says that there is no victory in survival, only grief of having to live through such horrors.She made 19 movies and three Broadway shows between the ages of 21 to 28, and her career was fast paced and she could not handle the pressures of Hollywood She was highly disliked in the industry by her business associates Her life reached a frightening climax when she was arrested for a minor charge of driving with car lights in a dim out zone in Santa Monica, California, during war time This scandal was printed nationwide, and later she failed to report to a parole officer Arrested again at Knickerbocker hotel in Hollywood, and from then on everything turned violent Some of the problems were caused by the law enforcing officers themselves for not informing her why she is being arrested, and giving her little time to get dressed in her own hotel room when they broke open the door when she was asleep naked Even the judge was cruel in giving her maximum sentence She went volcanic and started destroying the court property and in a fit of rage threw an ink bottle right smack into judge s face She entered her occupation in police records as c k sucker Her violent behavior did little to ease off things either.When she was an undergraduate student at the University of Washington, Seattle campus, she won a contest to visit Moscow In high school, she wrote an essay called God dies for a National Scholastic essay contest, a well respected educational publication and won the contest and became a national winner She enjoyed working on Broadway than doing movies in Hollywood she claimed after doing her first movie Too many parents, she sold her soul for the almighty dollar But when she became famous she started reading literature voraciously and built herself a solid well rounded personal library She spenton literature than on her wardrobe For the movie, Come and Get it, she devotedtime than any other movie of her career Set in 1890s, she had to wear stiff corset and high laced shoes She spent all her spare time living in them and practiced her voice to play both mother and daughter She even went into red light district in Los Angeles, disguised herself to study the ladies and their business practices She completely immersed herself in the role of studying from every angle As an actress she was reaching motion picture zenith and as a woman, she was plunging deeper and deeper pits of despair.After her release from sanitarium, she worked as valet girl to pick up laundry from the guests of a hotel in Seattle for 75 cents per hour and briefly married a man after one date which ended up in disaster Then she moved to Eureka, California with just 50 and start working as a typist for commercial photographer She started to visit liquor stores and bars daily to buy her alcohol supplies Later she worked at Sheraton Hotel in San Francisco as a reservation clerk for 7 a week that is when she gets a break after a call from Ed Sullivan Show to appear on his show In one of her confessions in the church after her conversion to catholic faith , she confesses to six abortions to which the priest reacts unpleasantly She dies at relatively young age due to esophageal cancer


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    Supposedly written by Frances Farmer after her lobotomy, but I highly doubt it I was disgusted by this book not only for its endless pornographic descriptions of mental institution rapes and abuses, but the obvious contempt of the ghost writer for his subject, whose long, depressing, and post Hollywood fairly static life he treats as freakish there s a tweaked Christianity thing going on here, too and I m not phobic about that kind of thing I love trashy books But the cynicism of this Supposedly written by Frances Farmer after her lobotomy, but I highly doubt it I was disgusted by this book not only for its endless pornographic descriptions of mental institution rapes and abuses, but the obvious contempt of the ghost writer for his subject, whose long, depressing, and post Hollywood fairly static life he treats as freakish there s a tweaked Christianity thing going on here, too and I m not phobic about that kind of thing I love trashy books But the cynicism of this one really got to me


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    Actress Frances Farmer wrote supposedly this thought provoking and harrowing account of her life in 1972, and included her childhood, rise to stardom, betrayal by lovers, her alcoholism and drug abuse brought on by the demands of the movie studio system and a combative personality, the time spent in a mental hospital in Washington, and her later years Published posthumously, there is some question as to the accuracy of the record Was it written by someone else sympathetic to her cause There Actress Frances Farmer wrote supposedly this thought provoking and harrowing account of her life in 1972, and included her childhood, rise to stardom, betrayal by lovers, her alcoholism and drug abuse brought on by the demands of the movie studio system and a combative personality, the time spent in a mental hospital in Washington, and her later years Published posthumously, there is some question as to the accuracy of the record Was it written by someone else sympathetic to her cause There is no mention of her extended family or sister after her parents die and no mention of a lobotomy The ending is dramatic and feels contrived Are these evidences of a collaboration or alternate writer The stark, disgusting details of the mental hospital are sensationally written but the attempt at plain truth seems consistent with Farmer s described personality Her sister later published 1988 a rebuttal book titled Look Back in Love In this book she stated that her furs, jewelfy, cherished piano and home had all gone to settle debts For what remained, the writer produced a signed will of stationery store form leaving legal access to Frances personal items and freedom to publish a rewriting of the manuscript from the tales and carbon copies she had held out on Frances Two years later she finally cashed in on her exploitive friendship in an alleged autobiography of her own writing, full of salacious lies and libelous fiction. Will the truth ever really be known The dysfunctional family portrayal is fascinatingespecially the domineering and shrewish personality of the mother I was also struck by her mental hospital staysensational or not The description of electroshock therapy made me weep as I thought of my own grandmother going through a similar procedure in a similar hospital in a similar time period Farmer said years later, referring to the mental hospital, I have God here, but he was never there How sad


  6. says:

    feel like listening ask me about my obsession with frances farmer.


  7. says:

    Oh.My.God This is one of the kookiest books I ve ever read It is purportedly written by Frances Farmer but it s not.The story behind this memoir is almost as interesting as FF s actual life go google it if you have the time This book was actually written by FF s friend Jean Rattcliffe Friend Not lover as Jean points out over and over in the book Uh, ok It sure seems like they were a couple But Jean makes a big point about how they were just BFF s who lived together with their dog an Oh.My.God This is one of the kookiest books I ve ever read It is purportedly written by Frances Farmer but it s not.The story behind this memoir is almost as interesting as FF s actual life go google it if you have the time This book was actually written by FF s friend Jean Rattcliffe Friend Not lover as Jean points out over and over in the book Uh, ok It sure seems like they were a couple But Jean makes a big point about how they were just BFF s who lived together with their dog and 13 cats.Anyway, Frances received an advance to write her memoirs and the publisher assigned a ghostwriter named Lois Kibbee to help her While they were working on the book, Frances got cancer and died Kibbee then wrote a rough draft the publisher didn t like Kibbee dropped out of the project and the publisher asked Jean for the advance back Uh oh Frances and Jean had already spent the money What to do So Jean wrote this lurid memoir instead of returning the money she had already spent.The book itself is NUTS nuts I tell you The actual life of Frances is glossed over to an amazing extent Major events were not discussed Relationships with other people are not portrayed I have read A LOT of Hollywood memoirs I m talking easily over 150 Many of them written by people who worked during Hollywood s golden era Never ever EVER have I read a memoir by an actor that does not delve into acting itself, the roles portrayed and the people worked with The book reads like the writer has never even been to LA, much less worked in the Hollywood studio system In this book, there would be a paragraph listing I worked on this movie and then this movie and then that movie with absolutely no discussion None Like what you would see in a resume Because Jean knew nothing about that period in Frances s life My main desire for this book, to read what Frances thought about the people she worked with and the projects she worked on, never happened.Instead, half the book takes place in the asylum FF was in It reads like bad lesbian pulp fiction from the early 60 s crossed with Penthouse Forum letters crossed with that rated X early 70 s movie Caligula OVER THE TOP SM sex scenes Animals being ripped apart while alive Much playing with and eating of poop Nipples chewed off Multiple orgasms during lesbian rape scenes I mean, there were a lot of legitimate problems with the mental health system in this country 60 years ago But instead of portraying those real issues, the memoir gives the reader wild sex and torture scenes By far my favorite part of the book was when Jean appears in FF s life OK, so throughout the entire book, the tone of the narrator has been flat and monotone Like someone on the autism spectrum No description or emotions about other people other than the ridiculously over the top fights between FF and her mother The fight scenes were so patently false No one,when writing their memoir, portrays themselves in such a negative light Oh, they might sort of, but they always give a lot of backstory and rationale for why they were forced to be an asshole in that particular instance These fight scenes are written the way I believe the fights were between Jean FF Then suddenly, BOOM when Jean comes into FF s life, there are copious, gushing descriptions of Jean And not just of Jean, but of Jean and her family and her family s black maid and of their beautiful, comfortable homes and of their witty, charming friends etc I literally laughed out loud It was so surreal to read the words of a person pretending to be another person describing that first person An example Jean is a free and infectiously cheerful woman, lacking all pretenses but blessed with that indescribable assurance that comes from a strong, established heritage A Virginian by birth, steeped in the romantic traditions of the South, she bustles with curiousity and quixotic zeal There is no aura of harrassment about her, no evidence of strain Life has been gentle to her and she returns it as such She is not only interested in, but concerned about, everything and everyone around her, and the result is a flexible, broad ranging mind She is the eternal student, always seeking new and exciting knowledge But, strangly enough, this quest does not isolate her from the rest of the world She is as comfortable with the cleaning woman as she is with the governor BWAHAHAHAHAHA And it goes on like this for PAGES No one, and I mean no one else, in the book comes anywhere close to being described in such detail The first two thirds of the book are incredibly vague except for the tres sexy asylum scenes and then when Jean shows up, suddenly the book is filled with details and specific incidents It is, as I have to say again and again CRAZY.I need to now go read an actual biography of Frances Farmer to find out about her life in Hollywood and on Broadway There are a lot of cool, interesting things that happened in her life Sadly, none of them are portrayed in this book


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    Pretty darn gut wrenching when you find out what her mother does to her This is aearlier and sinister tale not unlike A Girl Interrupted.


  9. says:

    Well I think Frances Farmer was not crazy but she was a brat and a bit of a wuss puss when it came to her parents Through out the book I just wanted to scream at her myself and tell her to grow some balls and a brain She let her mother run over her constantly, I think what irked me the most is if you are trying to convey the message that you aren t crazy when you get committed to the insane asylum stop acting crazy while the doctors are evaluating you Good gosh don t rip off your clothes and Well I think Frances Farmer was not crazy but she was a brat and a bit of a wuss puss when it came to her parents Through out the book I just wanted to scream at her myself and tell her to grow some balls and a brain She let her mother run over her constantly, I think what irked me the most is if you are trying to convey the message that you aren t crazy when you get committed to the insane asylum stop acting crazy while the doctors are evaluating you Good gosh don t rip off your clothes and scream I know you don t want to be there but you might have a better chance of them sending you right back home if you don t act insane from the start


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    As a mental health worker, I am so unbelievably sorry for everything that my profession did to you Frances Farmer Will There Really Be a Morningis such a tragic but worthy read.Memorable Quotes The three thousand and forty days I spent as an inmate inflicted wounds to my spirit that could never heal They remain, raw edged and festering, for I learned there is no victory in survival only grief We were enemies who had grown tired of pretending We were strangers pathetically bound by the in As a mental health worker, I am so unbelievably sorry for everything that my profession did to you Frances Farmer Will There Really Be a Morningis such a tragic but worthy read.Memorable Quotes The three thousand and forty days I spent as an inmate inflicted wounds to my spirit that could never heal They remain, raw edged and festering, for I learned there is no victory in survival only grief We were enemies who had grown tired of pretending We were strangers pathetically bound by the invisible cord that lashes parent to child and child to parent Liquor set free the fury I was not a social drinker neither was I an alcoholic Rather, I should say that I was emotionally allergic, for everything about me changed with the first drink I could feel it, and others could see it, for anger spewed out of me like an erupting volcano My body had known the touch of a caress and the brutality of an assault Life had carried me on a tidal wave, and I was exhausted but I did not want to die I was surrounded by weird and insane creatures Some were in violent wards, and some carried the keys to these wards, but they all were torn from the same cloth The caged and the keepers of the caged were soul mates But whatever label is attached, the horrors still exist and still breed the same misunderstanding and destruction The victimized still cringe under the weight of the oppression Nothing is really done to diminish the disgrace t still clings, like an eternal fungus Compared to the live theatre, we felt movies were littlethan unskilled abortions Love died quickly inside the cages, for there was no object worthy of it, and since there was nothing to love, something to hate became the goal Hate kept one afloat It was, and still is, customary that if a tenure of confinement exceeded one year, the patient was considered incurable and no longer given any form of treatment or therapy Women quietly struggling to retain their sanity removed themselves into safer areas and huddled together in this Neanderthal world, to watch other ribs of Adam drink of their own urine and savor their own dung as it fell, steaming, from their bodies rape, in its most vicious form, scarred and claimed every inmate In time, death killed all hope It did not attack it mercifully but taunted the life out of it, slowly and with deliberate intent And then, with hope dead, there was nothing left The ward behind the wire fence was no fit place for a God to visit and He never came Once committed, almost forgotten, is the drastic burden an inmate must learn to carry Is it selfish to want the truth known The word REHABILITATION means to restore a degraded person, and perhaps at birth I first tasted the despondent cup of degradation, for I came unwanted, and the weight of this burden is a bitter load for any child to bear My body had been stripped of its needs, and it was nothingthan a coat if flesh that housed a damaged soul My physical self was soent and beyond all hopes of restoration, but the part of me leashed to the Hound of Heaven, to the spirit of God that dwells in all living things, cried out for recognition, and that silent cry for help, the cry I was unaware of changed my life Loving and being loved in return was the motivating strength that altered my life


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