Concealing Judy Holliday

Concealing Judy Holliday

by Wendy Johnson




Judy Holliday had a genius level I.Q. of 172, but was best known for playing characters who were not the sharpest tools in the shed. Most notable was her portrayal of Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday, which won her an Academy Award in 1950. When she was called before the Senate Internal Subcommittee and interrogated about having Communist leanings, Judy used that persona to avoid implicating herself or naming names. This concealing of her true self spilled over into the relationships in her life as she tried to negotiate a career as an intelligent woman in Hollywood during an oppressive era. Concealing Judy Holliday is an expressionistic, non-linear exploration of the 1950s Academy Award-winning actress' psyche as she lapses in and out of consciousness in the last days of her life. Both funny and poignant, Judy's story is told through a kaleidoscopic collage of scenes as she is beguiled and bested by memories of her triumphs and tragedies.

4F, 3M | 85 Minutes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946259233
Publisher: Steele Spring Stage Rights
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.12(d)

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