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Jennifer Jones
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Paul Green
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-10 - Publisher: McFarland

The distinguished film career of Academy Award–winning actress Jennifer Jones (1919–2009) is thoroughly chronicled from her faltering start as Phylis Isley (her real name) at Republic Studios in 1939, to her re-invention as a major star by producer David O. Selznick, the actress’ second husband. Each of her 24 films—among
Montgomery Clift
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Michelangelo Capua
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-16 - Publisher: McFarland

At the peak of his career in the 1950s, Montgomery Clift was the symbol of a very talented yet rebellious generation of movie stars. His acting combined the personal and the professional, and his seventeen movies show his superb craft and extraordinary sensitivity. Yet there was much more to his
Precocious Charms
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: Gaylyn Studlar
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

In Precocious Charms, Gaylyn Studlar examines how Hollywood presented female stars as young girls or girls on the verge of becoming women. Child stars are part of this study but so too are adult actresses who created motion picture masquerades of youthfulness. Studlar details how Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, Deanna
Catholics in the Movies
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Colleen McDannell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The common admission that "everything I know about religion I learned from the movies" is true for believers as much as for unbelievers. And at the movies, Catholicism is the American religion. As an intensely visual faith with a well-defined ritual and authority structure, Catholicism lends itself to the drama
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Sheila O'Flanagan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-02-10 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Sheila O'Flanagan's CONNECTIONS transports her readers to the Caribbean island resort of White Sands, where visitors arrive hoping their dreams will come true - and they sometimes do. Not to be missed by readers of Veronica Henry and Freya North. In touching, poignant and delicious tales of life by the