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Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro (Hollywood Legends)

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The first Latin American actor to become a superstar, Ramon Novarro was for years one of Hollywood's top actors. Born Ramon Samaniego to a prominent Mexican family, he arrived in America in 1916, a refugee from civil wars. By the mid-1920s, he had become one of MGM's biggest box office attractions, starring in now-classic films, including The Student Prince, Mata Hari, and the original version of Ben-Hur. He shared the screen with the era's top leading ladies, such as Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Joan Crawford, and Norma Shearer, and became Rudolph Valentino's main rival in the "Latin Lover" category. Yet, despite his considerable professional accomplishments, Novarro's enduring hold on fame stems from his tragic death---his bloodied corpse was found in his house on Halloween 1968 in what has become one of Hollywood's most infamous scandals.

A lifelong bachelor, Novarro carefully cultivated his image as a man deeply devoted to his family and to Catholicism. His murder shattered that persona. News reports revealed that the dashing screen hero had not only been gay, but was dead at the hands of two young male hustlers. Since then, details of his murder have achieved near mythic proportions, obscuring Novarro's professional legacy. Beyond Paradise presents a full picture of the man who made motion picture history. Including original interviews with Novarro's surviving friends, family, co-workers, and the two men convicted of his murder, this biography provides unique insights into an early Hollywood star---a man whose heart was forever in conflict with his image and whose myth continues to fascinate today.

Synopsis:

A biography of the religious and deeply closeted rival to Rudolph Valentino

About the Author

André Soares currently operates a translation business, working for numerous major American corporations. He is the author of several screenplays and is the chief editor of Alternative Film Guide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604734577
Author:
Soares, Andre
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Foreword by:
Slide, Anthony
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Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
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Hispanic American motion picture actors and a
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Hispanic American Studies
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Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
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Entertainment & Performing Arts
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Film Biography
Subject:
Film
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Biography
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Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Hollywood Legends
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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