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The Resource Garden of dreams : the life of Simone Signoret, Patricia A. DeMaio

Garden of dreams : the life of Simone Signoret, Patricia A. DeMaio

Label
Garden of dreams : the life of Simone Signoret
Title
Garden of dreams
Title remainder
the life of Simone Signoret
Statement of responsibility
Patricia A. DeMaio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The incomparable Simone Signoret, one of the grand actresses of the twentieth century and one of France's most notable stars, considered herself the "oldest discovery" in Hollywood. After years of blacklisting during the McCarthy era, she was thirty-eight years old when she entered Hollywood through the back door in the 1959 British blockbuster Room at the Top. Her portrayal of the endearing Alice Aisgill earned her the Academy Award in 1960, the first French actor to win a coveted Oscar. Though a latecomer to Hollywood, Signoret was already an international star who had survived the Nazi occupation of Paris, emerging in 1945 as a beautiful, promising actress capable of communicating more emotion through body language than dialogue alone could achieve. She gained a reputation as the thinking man's sex symbol, and in several films she portrayed prostitutes with subtlety and depth. She was fiercely protective of her privacy. But after winning the Oscar, she was dragged through the gutter when her second husband, Yves Montand, had a widely publicized affair with Marilyn Monroe. Many attributed her rapid aging and alcoholism to this betrayal. She endured this perception in silence, all the while demonstrating a remarkable capacity to reinvent herself as a best-selling author, respected social activist, and revered actress who remained in the cinema, her "garden of dreams," for over four decades. Patricia A. DeMaio combines Signoret's courageous story with Montand's biography to reveal new information and insight into Signoret's humanitarian efforts and the vibrant film career that sustained her"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeMaio, Patricia A
Dewey number
  • 791.43/028/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2638.S47
LC item number
D46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Hollywood legends series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Signoret, Simone
  • Actors
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Label
Garden of dreams : the life of Simone Signoret, Patricia A. DeMaio
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/2785469/image/lgcover.9781604735697.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013029852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 346 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781604735697
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Garden of dreams : the life of Simone Signoret, Patricia A. DeMaio
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/2785469/image/lgcover.9781604735697.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013029852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 346 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781604735697
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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