Margaret Talbot on Her Movie-Star Father

Reading between the lines.
Nov. 2 2012 11:18 PM

“A Seeker After Beauty, Wherever It Might Be Found”

Margaret Talbot’s father acted in everything from 1930s studio pictures to Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Melanie Rehak is the author of Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her and Eating for Beginners: An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs, Farmers, and One Picky Kid. She covers food for Bookforum and is currently at work on a book about the uses of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Self-Reliance” in the 21st century, to be published in 2013.