Tag archives: Fay Wray

It’s in Her Blood: Vicki Riskin Navigates Hollywood With Her Pen
By Zach Rosen   |   June 3, 2021

As a writer, you never really know what you are writing until, well, it’s written. Much like life, writing can take you in unexpected directions, but the touch of a great writer will always bring you back. Surrounded by writing her entire life, Victoria Riskin (known as Vicki to most) has been penning her own […]

Riskin it All
By Richard Mineards   |   April 2, 2020

Award-winning writer and producer Vicki Riskin, who wrote a delightful book about her parents, Oscar winning screenwriter Robert Riskin and King Kong actress Fay Wray, has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best biography, 2019. The awards, which were scheduled to be announced later this month, have now been postponed until […]

Love in Tinseltown
By Richard Mineards   |   February 28, 2019

The literati and the glitterati were out in force at the Music Academy of the West’s Hahn Hall when author Victoria Riskin, a Montecito resident for three decades, launched the 397-page biography of her parents, actress Fay Wray and screenwriter Robert Riskin. As part of the celebrations, the 1934 Frank Capra-directed film, It Happened One […]

Riskin & Wray: A Hollywood Memoir
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 21, 2019

Victoria Riskin’s life would be plenty worthy of an autobiography. The 30-year Montecito resident, who is married to filmmaker-writer-producer David W. Rintels, has had a storied career as a practicing psychologist, screenwriter (My Antonia, The Last Best Year) who served as president of the Writers Guild of America West, and director of Human Rights Watch, […]