Strangers in Hollywood: The History of Scandinavian Actors in American Films From 1910 to World War II

Strangers in Hollywood: The History of Scandinavian Actors in American Films From 1910 to World War II

by Hans J. Wollstein, Anthony Slide
     
 

Includes the stories of the major Scandinavian actors of the period, Greta Garbo, Sonja Henie and Anna Q. Nilsson, as well as film personalities who are now forgotten: female impersonator Bothwell Browne; child star Tula Belle; millionaire's daughter Sadie Lindblom; Samuel Goldwyn's infamous 'Edsel' Sigrid Gurie; and Jean Hersholt, the Danish character actor.

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Includes the stories of the major Scandinavian actors of the period, Greta Garbo, Sonja Henie and Anna Q. Nilsson, as well as film personalities who are now forgotten: female impersonator Bothwell Browne; child star Tula Belle; millionaire's daughter Sadie Lindblom; Samuel Goldwyn's infamous 'Edsel' Sigrid Gurie; and Jean Hersholt, the Danish character actor.

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Wollstein, a former actor from Denmark, tells the story of immigrants from Scandinavia who came to America to find their fortunes in Hollywood, including stars such as Greta Garbo and Anna Q. Nilsson, plus lesser lights such as female impersonator Bothwell Browne, child star Tula Belle, and Jean Hersholt. Each actor is profiled in a separate chapter. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810829381
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Series:
Scarecrow Filmmakers Series , #43
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.16(d)

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