Hollywood Enigma

Shares the life of actor Dana Andrews, including his impressive filmography, his battle with alcoholism, and his term as president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604735673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Shares the life of actor Dana Andrews, including his impressive filmography, his battle with alcoholism, and his term as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
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Hollywood Enigma

ALSO BY ALEXA ASTON THE HOLLYWOOD NAME GAME Hollywood Heartbreaker Hollywood Flirt Hollywood Player Hollywood Double Hollywood Enigma Lawmen of the West Runaway Hearts Blind Faith Love and the Lawman Ballad Beauty DUKES OF DISTINCTION: ...

Author: Alexa Aston

Publisher: Oliver-Heber books

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From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston – the final book in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series. She’s a legal shark—sleek and deadly—but doesn’t trust anyone beyond her small circle of family and friends. He’s internationally famous—and yet a mystery to the world as he cloaks himself in privacy. Can they shed their fears and open their hearts to one another? Actor Wynn Gallagher is at the peak of his fame, playing superhero Carbon Man in the Alpha Tharra Universe film franchise. While the role has made him wealthy, he’s ready to move on to newer challenges—but his ironclad contract will keep him tied to the role for years to come. Seeking legal advice, he approaches Scarlett Corrigan, one of the top entertainment attorneys in Los Angeles. Scarlett is the younger sister of Hollywood’s highest paid actor, Rhett Corrigan, but she’s made a name for herself in entertainment law. She thrives on challenges and readily accepts Wynn as a client, but she puts the brakes on the strong attraction between them, not wanting to mix business with pleasure. Eventually, Wynn and Scarlett become involved but tragedy strikes not once, but twice, threatening to end their relationship before it has a chance to grow and flourish. Can Wynn and Scarlett overcome overwhelming odds and find lasting love?
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Hollywood Enigma

Dana Andrews Carl Rollyson. Hollywood Enigma HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS SERIES CARL ROLLYSON, GENERAL EDITOR Hollywood Enigma DANA ANDREWS CARL ROLLYSON Front Cover.

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781628469042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Dana Andrews (1909–1992) worked with distinguished directors such as John Ford, Lewis Milestone, Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Mervyn Le Roy, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan. He played romantic leads alongside the great beauties of the modern screen, including Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson, Merle Oberon, Linda Darnell, Susan Hayward, Maureen O'Hara, and most important of all, Gene Tierney, with whom he did five films. Retrospectives of his work often elicit high praise for an underrated actor, a master of the minimalist style. His image personified the “male mask” of the 1940s in classic films such as Laura, Fallen Angel, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, in which he played the “masculine ideal of steely impassivity.” No comprehensive discussion of film noir can neglect his performances. He was an “actor's actor.” Here at last is the complete story of a great actor, his difficult struggle to overcome alcoholism while enjoying the accolades of his contemporaries, a successful term as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and the love of family and friends that never deserted him. Based on diaries, letters, home movies, and other documents, this biography explores the mystery of a poor boy from Texas who made his Hollywood dream come true even as he sought a life apart from the limelight and the backbiting of contemporaries jockeying for prizes and prestige. Called “one of nature's noblemen” by his fellow actor Norman Lloyd, Dana Andrews emerges from Hollywood Enigma as an admirable American success story, fighting his inner demons and ultimately winning.
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Hollywood Heartbreaker

ALSO BY ALEXA ASTON THE HOLLYWOOD NAME GAME Hollywood Heartbreaker Hollywood Flirt Hollywood Player Hollywood Double Hollywood Enigma Lawmen of the West Runaway Hearts Blind Faith Love and the Lawman Ballad Beauty DUKES OF DISTINCTION: ...

Author: Alexa Aston

Publisher: Oliver-Heber books

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From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston comes a stunning new Contemporary Romance series. Book One in the exciting Hollywood Name Game series has arrived. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Being late to an interview lands her the biggest job opportunity of her life. He may be rich and successful—but he’s just this side of miserable. Can a wannabe be The One for the biggest star in Hollywood? Cassie Carroll came to Hollywood with big dreams that never materialized. Acting isn’t even on the back burner anymore—it’s completely off the stove. Working for a third-rate agent, Cassie hopes to land a new job that will give her credibility, as well as help pay the rent. Late to her interview, she swerves to avoid hitting a dog—and totals the car of Hollywood’s leading action superstar. Surprisingly, she walks away from their encounter with a job—as the sexiest man alive’s personal assistant. Rhett Corrigan is bored with the movies he makes and the drop-dead gorgeous model he’s dating. He’s afraid that Hollywood has typecast him—and that he’ll never be able to break out of his action mold and try new acting challenges. When Cassie Carroll literally slams into his life, she brings a breath of fresh air and common sense to his world. She pushes him to be a better actor and a better man. Can these friends become lovers—and can their love survive—in a tabloid-happy town that thrives on rumors and backstabbing?
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Hollywood Double

ALSO BY ALEXA ASTON THE HOLLYWOOD NAME GAME Hollywood Heartbreaker Hollywood Flirt Hollywood Player Hollywood Double Hollywood Enigma Lawmen of the West Runaway Hearts Blind Faith Love and the Lawman Ballad Beauty DUKES OF DISTINCTION: ...

Author: Alexa Aston

Publisher: Oliver-Heber books

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From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston - Book Four in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series – has arrived. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! She’s a Hollywood leading lady who’s never found love – except with Jax, her Basenji. He’s divorced from a cheating wife and refuses to ever give his heart away again. Together, their smoking-hot chemistry leads to movie magic—and murder . . . Mac Randall’s life turns upside down when he walks in on his wife and her lover. He finishes his tour of duty overseas and leaves the army, becoming a popular stuntman in Hollywood. When the actor Mac doubles for is murdered, Mac is surprised to find himself cast as the film’s leading man—at the suggestion of the actress who will play opposite him. Keely Kennedy has built a solid career in Hollywood, rising from supporting roles to leading lady, but she’s been unlucky in love. She becomes close friends with Mac Randall, her new co-star, while she helps him prepare for his first on-screen role. Friendship blossoms into love during their shoot and despite several mishaps on the set, she knows not only has she done the best work in her career on this film, but she believes Mac will become an instant star. Before production is complete, though, the murderer surfaces—ready to kill the film—and its two stars.
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Hollywood Flirt

ALSO BY ALEXA ASTON THE HOLLYWOOD NAME GAME Hollywood Heartbreaker Hollywood Flirt Hollywood Player Hollywood Double Hollywood Enigma Lawmen of the West Runaway Hearts Blind Faith Love and the Lawman Ballad Beauty DUKES OF DISTINCTION: ...

Author: Alexa Aston

Publisher: Oliver-Heber books

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From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston - Book Two in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! She’s Hollywood royalty whose trail vanished a dozen years ago. He doesn’t do relationships and thinks commitment is a four-letter word. They Google each other . . . and sparks fly . . . Sydney Revere, the daughter of a famous movie couple, left Hollywood behind over a decade ago. Christened The Wild Child by the media, she reinvents herself as a serious student who becomes an attorney and marries a safe, predictable man. When her husband cheats on her and the law loses its glitter, Sydney returns to Hollywood. Her father hires her to storyboard his upcoming movie, No Regrets—and then stuns Sydney when he offers her the job as his assistant director. Dash DeLauria is a rising actor who hasn’t trusted a woman since his mother left. He’s now the guardian of his mentally-challenged brother. Dash is looking to grow professionally and after he wins the lead in No Regrets, he finds he’s lost his heart and soul to Sydney. With both their careers on the upswing, life is sweet. But Sydney’s ex-husband isn’t finished with her yet. Discovering who she really is—and that she’s wealthy—he tracks her to California, ready to start over with her again. No matter what it takes . . .
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Hollywood Player

ALSO BY ALEXA ASTON THE HOLLYWOOD NAME GAME Hollywood Heartbreaker Hollywood Flirt Hollywood Player Hollywood Double Hollywood Enigma Lawmen of the West Runaway Hearts Blind Faith Love and the Lawman Ballad Beauty DUKES OF DISTINCTION: ...

Author: Alexa Aston

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From internationally bestselling romance author Alexa Aston - Book Three in the exciting Hollywood Name Game – a stunning new contemporary romance series. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited! She has zero friends . . . and is wary of men, living life as a recluse. His only friend is 90 and when she dies, he’s adrift. Can a dyslexic actor and a shy singer-songwriter find happiness together? Famous from the time she was fourteen, London Russell lands the cover of Sports Illustrated to cap off her modeling career. Leaving the fashion world behind, she follows her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Thanks to an ex-boyfriend’s vicious attack on her, London becomes a recluse who turns out hits but never tours—and can’t trust a man. Her life changes course when she encounters a Hollywood screenwriter and director and agrees to write the theme song for their next movie. Knox Monroe grew up as America’s darling, a child actor featured on several popular television series. After his mother’s betrayal, Knox drops out of sight, returning years later to make the successful transition to adult roles. A known womanizer and loner, Knox meets London by chance. Through her connections, he winds up with the lead role in a new movie. Will London be able to open her heart and move past Knox’s player reputation? And will Knox knock down the emotional fortress that he’s built around his heart? In Hollywood, anything’s possible. . .
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Harry Dean Stanton

Hollywood's Zen Rebel Joseph B. Atkins. Suchanek, September 16, 2003. ... 38 “A temple of the arts”: Carl Rollyson, Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews (Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2012), 78. 38 “Reflections of an arts ...

Author: Joseph B. Atkins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813180137

Category: Performing Arts

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Harry Dean Stanton (1926--2017) got his start in Hollywood in TV productions such as Zane Grey Theater and Gunsmoke. After a series of minor parts in forgettable westerns, he gradually began to get film roles that showcased his laid-back acting style, appearing in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), The Godfather: Part II (1974), and Alien (1979). He became a headliner in the eighties -- starring in Wim Wenders's moving Paris, Texas (1984) and Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984) -- but it was his extraordinary skill as a character actor that established him as a revered cult figure and kept him in demand throughout his career. Joseph B. Atkins unwinds Stanton's enigmatic persona in the first biography of the man Vanity Fair memorialized as "the philosopher poet of character acting." He sheds light on Stanton's early life in West Irvine, Kentucky, exploring his difficult relationship with his Baptist parents, his service in the Navy, and the events that inspired him to drop out of college and pursue acting. Atkins also chronicles Stanton's early years in California, describing how he honed his craft at the renowned Pasadena Playhouse before breaking into television and movies. In addition to examining the actor's acclaimed body of work, Atkins also explores Harry Dean Stanton as a Hollywood legend, following his years rooming with Jack Nicholson, partying with David Crosby and Mama Cass, jogging with Bob Dylan, and playing poker with John Huston. "HD Stanton" was scratched onto the wall of a jail cell in Easy Rider (1969) and painted on an exterior concrete wall in Drive, He Said (1971). Critic Roger Ebert so admired the actor that he suggested the "Stanton-Walsh Rule," which states that "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." Harry Dean Stanton is often remembered for his crowd-pleasing roles in movies like Pretty in Pink (1986) or Escape from New York (1981), but this impassioned biography illuminates the entirety of his incredible sixty-year career. Drawing on interviews with the actor's friends, family, and colleagues, this much-needed book offers an unprecedented look at a beloved figure.
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A Real American Character

Not Your Dad” Heydrich, Reinhard Hidden Hollywood Hiestand, Edgar High Noon Hills, Sarah Hitler, Adolf Holland, Josiah Gilbert Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews Hollywood Production Code Hollywood Reporter, The Hollywood star system ...

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781628460483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Walter Brennan (1894-1974) was one of the greatest character actors in Hollywood history. He won three Academy Awards and became a national icon starring as Grandpa in The Real McCoys. He appeared in over two hundred motion pictures and became the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting, which celebrated the actor's unique role as the voice of the American Western. His life journey from Swampscott, Massachusetts, to Hollywood, to a twelve thousand-acre cattle ranch in Joseph, Oregon, is one of the great American stories. In the first biography of this epic figure, Carl Rollyson reveals Brennan's consummate mastery of virtually every kind of role while playing against and often stealing scenes from such stars as Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne. Rollyson fully explores Brennan's work with Hollywood's greatest directors, such as Howard Hawks, John Ford, and Fritz Lang. As a father and grandfather, Brennan instilled generations of his family with an outlook on the American Dream that remains a sustaining feature of their lives today. His conservative politics, which grew out of his New England upbringing and his devout Catholicism, receive meticulous attention and a balanced assessment in A Real American Character. Written with the full cooperation of the Brennan family and drawing on material in archives from every region of the United States, this new biography presents an artist and family man who lived and breathed an American idealism that made him the Real McCoy.
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James Mason

Morrison, James (1998) Passport to Hollywood: Hollywood Films, European Directors, Albany: SUNY Press. Mosely, Leonard (1952) 'No flags from ... Rollyson, Carl (2012), Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews, Jackson: University of JAMES MASON 132.

Author: Sarah Thomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844576715

Category: Performing Arts

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Sarah Thomas's study moves beyond the image of the brooding, destructive man at odds with employers and his own star status to explore the complexity of Mason's career and star persona. Her analysis is structured around three strands central to understanding stardom: the star persona, industry and power, and screen performance. Thomas addresses the incredible range of Mason's star career – 1930s 'quota quickies'; 1940s Gainsborough melodramas; the desperate IRA man in Carol Reed's 'Odd Man Out' (1947); from the 1950s onwards, Hollywood classics including starring in Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest' (1959) and playing Humbert Humbert in Kubrick's 'Lolita' (1962). She also considers in depth his undervalued post-1962 career, off-screen celebrity status, non-film work, comic and vocal performances, and the star's own self-commentary. In doing so, she offers a new perspective on such subjects as power and powerlessness; public image and national identity, contextualizing Mason's career in wider histories of British, American and European transnational filmmaking.
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Billy the Kid on Film 1911 2012

Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Rogers, Roy, and Dale Evans with Jane and Michael Stern. Happy Trails: Our Life Story. New York: Simon 86 Schuster, 1994. Room, Adrian.

Author: Johnny D. Boggs

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786465552

Category: Performing Arts

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A comprehensive filmography, this book is composed of lengthy entries on about 75 films depicting legendary New Mexico outlaw Billy the Kid--from the lost Billy the Kid (1911) to the blockbuster Young Guns (1988) to the direct-to-video 1313: Billy the Kid(2012) and everything in between. Each entry gives a synopsis, cast and credits, critical reception, and a discussion of the events of the films compared to the historical record. Among the entries are made-for-TV and direct-to-video films, foreign movies, and continuing television series in which Billy the Kid made an appearance.
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Jean Negulesco

Rollyson, Carl E. Dana Andrews: Hollywood Enigma. Jackson Hole, WY: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Sennett, Ted. Masters of Menace: Greenstreet and Lorre. New York: Dutton, 1979. Shevey, Sandra. The Marilyn Scandal.

Author: Michelangelo Capua

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476666532

Category: Performing Arts

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"Jean Negulesco worked in Hollywood first as an art director, then as a second unit director. He was later hired as a director. He achieved his greatest success, with Warner Brothers and 20th Century-Fox. This book--the first on Negulesco since his 1984 autobiography--covers his extraordinary life and career, with extensive analysis of his films"--
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Law Enforcement in American Cinema 1894 1952

Rollyson, Carl E. Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Romao, Tico. “Engines of Transformation: An Analytical History of the 1970s Car Chase Cycle.” New Review of Film and Television Studies 1, ...

Author: George Beck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680224

Category: Performing Arts

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Widespread law enforcement or formal policing outside of cities appeared in the early 20th century around the same time the early film industry was developing--the two evolved in tandem, intersecting in meaningful ways. Much scholarship has focused on portrayals of the criminal in early American cinema, yet little has been written about depictions of the criminal's antagonist. This history examines how different on-screen representations shifted public perception of law enforcement--initially seen as a suspicious or intrusive institution, then as a power for the common good.
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A Girl s Got To Breathe

The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties. New York: Norton, 2003. Kazan, Elia. ... Backstory 1: Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age. Berkeley: University of California ... Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews.

Author: Donald Spoto

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496806628

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The actress Teresa Wright (1918–2005) lived a rich, complex, magnificent life against the backdrop of Golden Age Hollywood, Broadway and television. There was no indication, from her astonishingly difficult—indeed, horrifying—childhood, of the success that would follow, nor of the universal acclaim and admiration that accompanied her everywhere. Her two marriages—to the writers Niven Busch (The Postman Always Rings Twice; Duel in the Sun) and Robert Anderson (Tea and Sympathy; I Never Sang for My Father)—provide a good deal of the drama, warmth, poignancy and heartbreak of her life story. “I never wanted to be a star,” she told the noted biographer Donald Spoto at dinner in 1978. “I wanted only to be an actress.” She began acting on the stage in summer stock and repertory at the age of eighteen. When Thornton Wilder and Jed Harris saw her in an ingénue role, she was chosen to understudy the part of Emily in the original production of Our Town (1938), which she then played in touring productions. Samuel Goldwyn saw her first starring role on Broadway—in the historic production of Life with Father—and at once he offered her a long contract. She was the only actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for her first three pictures (The Little Foxes; The Pride of the Yankees; and Mrs. Miniver), and she won for the third film. Movie fans and scholars to this day admire her performance in the classics Shadow of a Doubt and The Best Years of Our Lives. The circumstances of her tenure at Goldwyn, and the drama of her breaking that contract, forever changed the treatment of stars. Wright's family and heirs appointed Spoto as her authorized biographer and offered him exclusive access to her letters and papers. Major supporting players in this story include Robert Anderson, Alfred Hitchcock, William Wyler, Karl Malden, Elia Kazan, Jean Simmons, Dorothy McGuire, Bette Davis, George Cukor, Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, the artist Al Hirschfeld, Stella Adler, and more.
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Ebony

A longtime Hollywood enigma, Marlon Brando emerges as a fighter for human dignity and a believer in raeial equality, contributing both time and money to a cause which he describes as for his benefit as well as for the Negro.

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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.
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Gestures of Love

Romancing Performance in Classical Hollywood Cinema Steven Rybin. ———. “Howard Hawks: American Gesture.” Journal of Film & Video 58, ... Rollyson, Carl E. Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012.

Author: Steven Rybin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438465517

Category: Performing Arts

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Examines movie romance in light of our emotional bond to the actors and characters on screen. Gestures of Love considers the viewer’s enchantment with charismatic actors in film as the starting point for closely analyzing the performance of love in movies. Written with a thoughtful adoration for the actors who move us, Steven Rybin examines several of cinema’s most beloved on-screen movie couples, including Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and William Powell, Carole Lombard and John Barrymore, Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews, Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, and Rock Hudson and Dorothy Malone. Using the classical genres of screwball comedy, film noir, and the family melodrama as touchstones, Rybin places the depiction of romance in films into dialogue with the viewer’s own emotional bond to the actors on the screen. In doing so, he offers rich new analyses of such classic films as Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, Twentieth Century, Laura, To Have and Have Not, Tea and Sympathy, Written on the Wind, and more. “Steven Rybin’s Gestures of Love presents a compelling series of close readings focused on cinematic performances from the classical Hollywood era—a series of readings that not only function independently but also build and reflect on one another as the text moves forward. Engagingly written and unapologetically driven by the author’s own pleasures, the text will appeal to readers interested in cinephilia, actors in performance, and classical Hollywood more generally.” — David T. Johnson, author of Richard Linklater “Gestures of Love is the first book to explore issues of stardom and performance through the lens of cinephilia studies. Steven Rybin astutely demonstrates how a star couple’s performance of love may be refracted through a viewer’s love of performance. Lucid and invigorating, this book reconsiders celebrated duos, from Hepburn and Grant to Bogart and Bacall to Hudson and Malone, as well as the evolution of love in classical Hollywood.” — Rashna Wadia Richards, author of Cinematic Flashes: Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood
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Brian Donlevy the Good Bad Guy

Hollywood Bomb: The Unmaking of 'The Most Important Movie Ever Made. ... Dana Andrews: Hollywood Enigma. ... Hollywood War Films –: An Exhaustive Filmography of American Feature-Length Motion Pictures Relating to World War II.

Author: Derek Sculthorpe

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626581

Category: Performing Arts

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Brian Donlevy (1901–1972) was an underrated film actor with surprising range and a little-heralded gift for comedy. Often typecast as a villain, he played the definitive bad guy in such films as Destry Rides Again, Union Pacific and Beau Geste (all in 1939). He showed his versatility in the title role of Preston Sturges’ political satire The Great McGinty (1940) and impressed both New York critics and the Soviet government as the cooly authoritative Major Caton in Wake Island (1942). Donlevy was fondly remembered as globe-trotting U.S. Special Agent Steve Mitchell in the television series Dangerous Assignment (1952) and as Professor Quatermass in two acclaimed science fiction films. This first ever biography of Donlevy covers his colorful early life as a boy soldier, his years playing comedy roles on Broadway and his long career in Hollywood.
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Lewis Milestone

Hellman quoted in Carl Rollyson, Dana Andrews: Hollywood Enigma (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012), 139. 31. HG, 162. 32. Lewis Milestone, “Mr. Milestone Beats a Plowshare into a Sword,” New York Times, March 14, 1943, X3.

Author: Harlow Robinson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813178356

Category: Performing Arts

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This comprehensive biography is the first to present Lewis Milestone's remarkable life -- a classic rags-to-riches American narrative -- in full and explores his many acclaimed films from the silent to the sound era. Creator of All Quiet on the Western Front, Of Mice and Men, the original Ocean's Eleven and Mutiny on the Bounty, Lewis Milestone (1895-1980) was one of the most significant, prolific, and influential directors of our time. A serious artist who believed in film's power not only to entertain, but also to convey messages of social importance, Milestone was known as a man of principle in an industry not always known for an abundance of virtue. Born in Ukraine, Milestone came to America as a tough, resourceful Russian-speaking teenager and learned about film by editing footage from the front as a member of the Signal Corps of the US Army during World War I. During the course of his film career, which spanned more than 40 years, Milestone developed intense personal and professional relationships with such major Hollywood figures as Howard Hughes, Kirk Douglas, Marlene Dietrich, and Marlon Brando. Addressed are Milestone's successes -- he garnered 28 Academy Award nominations -- as well as his challenges. Using newly available archival material, this work also examines Milestone's experience during the Hollywood Blacklist period, when he was one of the first prominent Hollywood figures to fall under suspicion for his alleged Communist sympathies.
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Anne Bancroft

Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Segaloff, Nat. Arthur Penn: American Director. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011. ———. Stirling Silliphant: The Fingers of God. Duncan, Okla.

Author: Douglass K. Daniel

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813169699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" These famous lines from The Graduate (1967) would forever link Anne Bancroft (1931--2005) to the groundbreaking film and confirm her status as a movie icon. Along with her portrayal of Annie Sullivan in the stage and film drama The Miracle Worker, this role was a highlight of a career that spanned a half-century and brought Bancroft an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmy awards. In the first biography to cover the entire scope of Bancroft's life and career, Douglass K. Daniel brings together interviews with dozens of her friends and colleagues, never-before-published family photos, and material from film and theater archives to present a portrait of an artist who raised the standards of acting for all those who followed. Daniel reveals how, from a young age, Bancroft was committed to challenging herself and strengthening her craft. Her talent (and good timing) led to a breakthrough role in Two for the Seesaw, which made her a Broadway star overnight. The role of Helen Keller's devoted teacher in the stage version of The Miracle Worker would follow, and Bancroft also starred in the movie adaption of the play, which earned her an Academy Award. She went on to appear in dozens of film, theater, and television productions, including several movies directed or produced by her husband, Mel Brooks. Anne Bancroft: A Life offers new insights into the life and career of a determined actress who left an indelible mark on the film industry while remaining true to her art.
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Spooky Archaeology

In Gods from Outer Space: Return to the Stars or Evidence for the Impossible by Erich von Däniken, 7–8. Translated by Michael Heron. Putnam's, New York. Rollyson, Carl 2012 Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews. University Press of 382 WORKS ...

Author: Jeb J. Card

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826359667

Category: Social Science

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Outside of scientific journals, archaeologists are depicted as searching for lost cities and mystical artifacts in news reports, television, video games, and movies like Indiana Jones or The Mummy. This fantastical image has little to do with day-to-day science, yet it is deeply connected to why people are fascinated by the ancient past. By exploring the development of archaeology, this book helps us understand what archaeology is and why it matters. In Spooky Archaeology author Jeb J. Card follows a trail of clues left by adventurers and professional archaeologists that guides the reader through haunted museums, mysterious hieroglyphic inscriptions, fragments of a lost continent that never existed, and deep into an investigation of magic and murder. Card unveils how and why archaeology continues to mystify and why there is an ongoing fascination with exotic artifacts and eerie practices.
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