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Alcoholism and a devastating series of personal setbacks hastened her death at age forty-one. Olive Borden's controversial contract debacle with Fox and her long-term relationship with actor George O'Brien are thoroughly detailed.

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458363

Category: Performing Arts

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The all too brief career of film star Olive Borden (1906–1947) is chronicled in this definitive biography. Apprenticing in short slapstick silent comedies, the vivacious Virginia-born actress rose to stardom after signing with Fox in 1925, enlivening such films as John Ford’s 3 Bad Men (1926). Borden’s career declined after she severed her ties with Fox, and by the early 1930s she was finished in Hollywood. Alcoholism and a devastating series of personal setbacks hastened her death at age forty-one. Olive Borden’s controversial contract debacle with Fox and her long-term relationship with actor George O’Brien are thoroughly detailed. Personal anecdotes and insights are offered by Ralph Graves, Jr., who befriended Borden in the late 1920s. Dozens of heretofore unattributed screen appearances by the actress are included in the filmography.
2010-03-24 By Michelle Vogel

Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry Rosanne Welch ... “Pink-Slipped: What happened to the Women in the Silent Film Industry?” Corporate. ... Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood'sJoy Girl.

Author: Rosanne Welch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632773

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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 This collection of 23 new essays focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood, whose work helped create those unforgettable stories and characters beloved by audiences—but whose names have been left out of most film histories. The contributors trace the careers of such writers as Anita Loos, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Lillian Hellman, Gene Gauntier, Eve Unsell and Ida May Park, and explore themes of their writing in classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ben Hur, and It’s a Wonderful Life.
2018-07-11 By Rosanne Welch

ALSO BY MICHELLE VOGEL AND FROM MCFARLAND Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood'sJoy Girl” (20¡0) Olive Thomas: The Life and Death of a Silent Film Beauty (2007) Children of Hollywood: Accounts of Growing Up as the Sons and ...

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476604268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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She was a slum mother, witty housekeeper, nosy neighbor, meddling maid, town gossip, and most memorably, Ma Kettle. Marjorie Main is best remembered for her portrayal of the farm mother of 15 children and wife of shiftless Pa Kettle. The characters were introduced in the 1945 film The Egg and I, and were such a hit that eight films followed. At an age when most actresses’ careers are waning, Main’s star was just beginning to rise. In real life, Main was as down to earth as characters she played. Her attire on the set and around her house were the same: a simple cotton house dress or jeans. She preferred riding the bus because she enjoyed interacting with regular people—the inspiration for her characters. This book chronicles Main’s childhood on an Indiana farm and the inspirations that led her to the stage. After a distinguished theater career and minor film roles, at age 50 she was offered a long-term contract with premier studio MGM. Details of her acting career and personal life covered here include her marriage to a scholarly widower 26 years her senior, and her work with actor Percy Kilbride, who was the antithesis of his character, the slothful Pa Kettle. A detailed filmography includes cast and credit lists and trivia about each of Main’s 85 films.
2015-06-08 By Michelle Vogel

... Life and Films of Hollywood's “Ma Kettle” (2011 [2006]) Gene Tierney: A Biography (2011 [2005]) Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood'sJoy Girl”(2010) Olive Thomas: The Life and Death ofa Silent Film Beauty (2007) Children ...

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786470860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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This book is essentially a filmography interlaced with a complex biographical account of Marilyn Monroe's life and loves throughout her career. A lengthy introduction explains her traumatic early life and mysterious, unexpected, much talked about death. Behind the scenes information, cast and crew lists, box office grosses and photographs are given for each film. There is a Foreword by Academy Award-winning actor (West Side Story) George Chakiris, who worked as a chorus dancer in two of Monroe's biggest productions, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and There's No Business Like Show Business (1954). This is a definitive summation of the Hollywood icon's career.
2014-04-24 By Michelle Vogel

The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century. New York: Riverhead Books, ... Clown Prince of Hollywood: The Antic Life and Times of Jack L. Warner. ... Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood'sJoy Girl.

Author: Alan K. Rode

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

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Academy Award--winning director Michael Curtiz (1886--1962) -- whose best-known films include Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945) and White Christmas (1954) -- was in many ways the anti-auteur. During his unprecedented twenty-seven year tenure at Warner Bros., he directed swashbuckling adventures, westerns, musicals, war epics, romances, historical dramas, horror films, tearjerkers, melodramas, comedies, and film noir masterpieces. The director's staggering output of 180 films surpasses that of the legendary John Ford and exceeds the combined total of films directed by George Cukor, Victor Fleming, and Howard Hawks. In the first biography of this colorful, instinctual artist, Alan K. Rode illuminates the life and work of one of the film industry's most complex figures. He begins by exploring the director's early life and career in his native Hungary, revealing how Curtiz shaped the earliest days of silent cinema in Europe as he acted in, produced, and directed scores of films before immigrating to the United States in 1926. In Hollywood, Curtiz earned a reputation for his explosive tantrums, his difficulty communicating in English, and his disregard for the well-being of others. However, few directors elicited more memorable portrayals from their casts, and ten different actors delivered Oscar-nominated performances under his direction. In addition to his study of the director's remarkable legacy, Rode investigates Curtiz's dramatic personal life, discussing his enduring creative partnership with his wife, screenwriter Bess Meredyth, as well as his numerous affairs and children born of his extramarital relationships. This meticulously researched biography provides a nuanced understanding of one of the most talented filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age.
2017-11-17 By Alan K. Rode

More Than a Woman: An Intimate Biography of Bette Davis. New York: Bantam, 1993. _____. ... A Passion for Life: The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor. New York: K.G. Hall, 1995. ... Olive Borden: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Joy Girl.

Author: E.J. Fleming

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618500

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino’s grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the “O.J. murders” condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions. In its extensively researched and enlarged second edition, this book tells the stories of these locations and makes finding them simple. Seventeen driving tours include more than 650 sites. Each tour covers a specific area, from Hollywood and the Sunset Strip to Brentwood and Malibu, covering the entire Los Angeles basin. Concise, easy-to-follow directions are given to each location with 145 photos and the fascinating story behind each stop.
2015-09-18 By E.J. Fleming

The Life and Career of Hollywood's "Mexican Spitfire" Michelle Vogel. ALSO BY MICHELLE VOGEL AND FROM MCFARLAND Olive Borden: The Life and Films ofHollywood's “Joy Girl” (2010) Olive Thomas: The Life and Death ofa Silent Film Beauty ...

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489978

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Here is the first extensive, full-length biography and career record on the life and work of Mexican whirlwind Lupe Vélez (1908–1944). Over the years many crude myths have surfaced about Vélez, the most notorious that she “died with her head in the toilet.” This biography not only studies Lupe’s personal life and career—including her tempestuous marriage to Johnny Weissmuller—but also examines her death in detail. It has been almost seven decades since her untimely end; at long last, the ugly rumors and myths are debunked—for good. Included are never-before-told family stories and photographs from Lupe’s second cousin, and an analysis of the actress’s lasting influence on popular culture. The foreword by Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow focuses on the fact and fancy behind Lupe Vélez’s colorful public image.
2012-08-03 By Michelle Vogel

... that the woman who stumbled drunk, broke, and desperate into the mission that day in 1944 was none other than Olive Borden, the raven-haired beauty of the silent screen? Just 20 years before, Hollywood called her the “Joy Girl” and ...

Author: Michael G. Ankerich

Publisher: BearManor Media

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Category: Performing Arts

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Named a Top 10 Best Silent Film Book in 2010 by the San Francisco Examiner! "We were like dragonflies. We seemed to be suspended effortlessly in the air, but in reality, our wings were beating very, very fast." - Mae Murray "It is worse than folly for persons to imagine that this business is an easy road to money, to contentment, or to that strange quality called happiness." - Bebe Daniels "A girl should realize that a career on the screen demands everything, promising nothing." - Helen Ferguson In Dangerous Curves Atop Hollywood Heels, author Michael G. Ankerich examines the lives, careers, and disappointments of 14 silent film actresses, who, despite the odds against them and warnings to stay in their hometowns, came to Hollywood to make names for themselves in the movies. On the screen, these young hopefuls became Agnes Ayres, Olive Borden, Grace Darmond, Elinor Fair, Juanita Hansen, Wanda Hawley, Natalie Joyce, Barbara La Marr, Martha Mansfield, Mary Nolan, Marie Prevost, Lucille Ricksen, Eve Southern, and Alberta Vaughn. Dangerous Curves follows the precarious routes these young ladies took in their quest for fame and uncovers how some of the top actresses of the silent screen were used, abused, and discarded. Many, unable to let go of the spotlight after it had singed their very souls, came to a stop on that dead-end street, referred to by actress Anna Q. Nilsson as, Hollywood's Heartbreak Lane. Pieced together using contemporary interviews the actresses gave, conversations with friends, relatives, and co-workers, and exhaustive research through scrapbooks, archives, and public records, Dangerous Curves offers an honest, yet compassionate, look at some of the brightest luminaries of the silent screen. The book is illustrated with over 150 photographs.

That movie was The joy Girl, another Cinderella comedy. In January, production was delayed while the star Olive Borden finished a Fox film on the West Coast and leading man Neil Hamilton recovered from an illness.

Author: Frederic Lombardi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786434855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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"Though his star waned in the sound era, Dwan managed to survive. Considering himself better off without the fame he enjoyed during the silent era, he went on to do some of his best work. Along the way, Dwan also found personal happiness. This thorough examination of Dwan and many of his movies separates myth from truth"--
2013-03-15 By Frederic Lombardi

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ISBN: OSU:32435083774695

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