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The Resource A life of Barbara Stanwyck, Volume 1, Steel-true, 1907-1940, Victoria Wilson

A life of Barbara Stanwyck, Volume 1, Steel-true, 1907-1940, Victoria Wilson

Label
A life of Barbara Stanwyck, Volume 1, Steel-true, 1907-1940
Title
A life of Barbara Stanwyck
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
Steel-true, 1907-1940
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Wilson
Title variation
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • Steel-true 1907-1940
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fifteen years in the making, the first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound--the first to delve deeply into Stanwyck's rich, complex life and to explore her extraordinary range of eighty-eight motion pictures, many of them iconic; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American century. Frank Capra called her, "The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known." Yet she was one of its most natural, timeless, and underrated stars. Now Victoria Wilson, gives us the most complete portrait we have yet had, or will have, of this magnificent actresses, seen as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock...her years in New York as dancer and Broadway star...her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius, who influenced a generation of actors and comedians (among them, Jack Benny and Stanwyck herself)...the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset; her partnership with the "unfunny" Marx brother, Zeppo, together creating one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west; her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America's most sought-after male star...Here is the shaping of her career working with many of Hollywood's most important directors: among them, Capra, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, all set against the times--the Depression, the rise of the unions, the coming of World War II and a fast-evolving coming-of-age motion picture industry. At the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself--her strengths, her fears, her desires--how she made use of the darkness in her soul, keeping it at bay in her private life, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood's--and America's--most revered screen actresses. Written with full access to Stanwyck's family, friends, colleagues, and never-before-seen letters, journals and photographs"--
Summary
A first volume of a full-scale portrait of the acclaimed screen actress includes coverage of her years as a dancer in New York, her fraught marriage to Broadway figure Frank Fay, her partnership with Zeppo Marx and her marriage to Robert Taylor
Storyline
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10231401
Cataloging source
JRZ
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1949-
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Wilson, Victoria
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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True
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  • Stanwyck, Barbara
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Target audience
adult
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Steel-true 1907-1940
Label
A life of Barbara Stanwyck, Volume 1, Steel-true, 1907-1940, Victoria Wilson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/688/9780684831688/image/lgcover.9780684831688.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [991]-996), filmography (p. [869]-887, [899]-905), and index
Control code
ocn862233003
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 1044 p.
Isbn
9780684831688
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)862233003
Label
A life of Barbara Stanwyck, Volume 1, Steel-true, 1907-1940, Victoria Wilson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/688/9780684831688/image/lgcover.9780684831688.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [991]-996), filmography (p. [869]-887, [899]-905), and index
Control code
ocn862233003
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 1044 p.
Isbn
9780684831688
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)862233003

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