Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend

Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend

by Michael Munn

Hardcover

$36.35

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861058225
Publisher: BPR Publishers
Publication date: 06/30/2005
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author


Michael Munn is a film historian and the author of twenty-five books, including Stars at War, The Hollywood Connection, Richard Burton, and the bestseller John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth. As a journalist, he has written extensively on cinema, crime, ancient history, and World War II. He lives in Suffolk, England.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lee Pfeiffer xi

Preface xv

1 How the Stewarts Won the West 1

2 Beat the Kaiser 11

3 Inventions and Education 19

4 The Lady's Man 33

5 Taking to the Stage 41

6 Hollywood 59

7 Gangsters 68

8 What Shall We Do With Jimmy Stewart? 82

9 Star Status 94

10 An Oscar and a Commission 106

11 Over There 125

12 Trying For a Wonderful Life 138

13 The Secret FBI Agent 150

14 Undercover in Hollywood 160

15 Gloria 177

16 Keeping All the Balls in the Air 196

17 The Anthony Mann Years 211

18 Friendships Renewed and Destroyed 225

19 Times of Depression 236

20 The Last Good Decade 253

21 The Television Years 271

22 Honoured to the Very End 282

Filmography 292

Sources 303

Bibliography 305

Index 307

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