Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 Leading Ladies, with Filmographies for Each

Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 Leading Ladies, with Filmographies for Each

by Daniel Bubbeo
     
 

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The lives and careers of Warner Brothers' screen legends Joan Blondell, Nancy Coleman, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Glenda Farrell, Kay Francis, Ruby Keeler, Andrea King, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, and Jane Wyman are the topic of this book. Some achieved great success in film and other areas of show

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The lives and careers of Warner Brothers' screen legends Joan Blondell, Nancy Coleman, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Glenda Farrell, Kay Francis, Ruby Keeler, Andrea King, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, and Jane Wyman are the topic of this book. Some achieved great success in film and other areas of show business, but others failed to get the breaks or became victims of the studio system's sometimes unpleasant brand of politics. The personal and professional obstacles that each actress encountered are here set out in detail, often with comments from the actresses who granted interviews with the author and from those people who knew them best on and off the movie set. A filmography is included for each of the fifteen.

Editorial Reviews

Classic Images
the personal and professional obstacles that each actress encountered are set out in detail...deserves space on your bookshelf
Bright Lights Film Journal
useful as a one-stop source for longer profiles of its subjects and their films than can be found elsewhere
Newsday
a fun read on tough cookies of filmdom. There's inside dirt and delightful dust about the likes of filmdom's famous females

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786411375
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Freelance writer Daniel Bubbeo is a classic film scholar who currently works on the editorial staff of Newsday. He lives in East Meadow, New York.

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