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The women of Warner Brothers : the lives and careers of 15 leading ladies : with filmographies for each
Bubbeo, Daniel, 1958-
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Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2002]

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ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Joan Blondell : "A studio dame" -- Nancy Coleman : "The fragile heroine" -- Bette Davis : "The Fourth Warner Brother" -- Olivia de Havilland : "The perfect lady" -- Glenda Farrell : "The gimme girl" -- Kay Francis : "Trouble in Paradise" -- Ruby Keeler : "Those dancing feet" -- Andrea King : "The femme fatale" -- Priscilla Lane : "Warners' blonde sweetheart" -- Joan Leslie : "The girl next door" -- Ida Lupino : "Mum" -- Eleanor Parker : "Woman of a thousand faces" -- Ann Sheridan : "The oomph girl" -- Alexis Smith : "The ice princess" -- Jane Wyman : "The late bloomer."
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PN1998.2 .B82 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The lives and careers of Warner Brothers' screen legends Joan Blondell, Nancy Coleman, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Glenda Farrell, Kay Francis, Ruby Keeler, Andrea King, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, and Jane Wyman are the topic of this book. Some achieved great success in film and other areas of show business, but others failed to get the breaks or became victims of the studio system's sometimes unpleasant brand of politics. The personal and professional obstacles that each actress encountered are here set out in detail, often with comments from the actresses who granted interviews with the author and from those people who knew them best on and off the movie set. A filmography is included for each of the fifteen.

Author Notes

Freelance writer Daniel Bubbeo is a classic film scholar who currently works on the editorial staff of Newsday. He lives in East Meadow, New York

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Joan Blondell: "A Studio Dame"p. 3
Nancy Coleman: "The Fragile Heroine"p. 19
Bette Davis: "The Fourth Warner Brother"p. 31
Olivia de Havilland: "The Perfect Lady"p. 54
Glenda Farrell: "The Gimme Girl"p. 74
Kay Francis: "Trouble in Paradise"p. 86
Ruby Keeler: "Those Dancing Feet"p. 102
Andrea King: "The Femme Fatale"p. 116
Priscilla Lane: "Warners' Blonde Sweetheart"p. 130
Joan Leslie: "The Girl Next Door"p. 141
Ida Lupino: "Mum"p. 155
Eleanor Parker: "Woman of a Thousand Faces"p. 175
Ann Sheridan: "The Oomph Girl"p. 191
Alexis Smith: "The Ice Princess"p. 211
Jane Wyman: "The Late Bloomer"p. 228
Bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 249