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Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes (Hollywood Legends)

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Publisher Comments:

Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes is the first major biography of the effervescent, scene-stealing actress (1906-1979) who conquered motion pictures, vaudeville, Broadway, summer stock, television, and radio. Born the child of vaudevillians, she was on stage by age three. With her casual sex appeal, distinctive cello voice, megawatt smile, luminous saucer eyes, and flawless timing, she came into widespread fame in Warner Bros. musicals and comedies of the 1930s, including Blonde Crazy, Gold Diggers of 1933, and Footlight Parade.

Frequent co-star to James Cagney, Clark Gable, Edward G. Robinson, and Humphrey Bogart, friend to Judy Garland, Barbara Stanwyck, and Bette Davis, and wife of Dick Powell and Mike Todd, Joan Blondell was a true Hollywood insider. By the time of her death, she had made nearly 100 films in a career that spanned over fifty years.

Privately, she was unerringly loving and generous, while her life was touched by financial, medical, and emotional upheavals. Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes is meticulously researched, expertly weaving the public and private, and features numerous interviews with family, friends, and colleagues.

Synopsis:

The first major biography of an actress with a long and lustrous career

About the Author

Matthew Kennedy teaches anthropology at the City College of San Francisco and film history at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is the author of Marie Dressler: A Biography and Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory: Hollywood's Genius Bad Boy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578069613
Subtitle:
A Life between Takes
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Author:
Kennedy, Matthew
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Blondell, Joan
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Film Studies
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Biography
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Hollywood Legends Series
Publication Date:
20070925
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28, 28 bandw illustatrions
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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