A compelling portrait of one of Hollywood's most invincible women, the late Barbara Stanwyck. A most unusual movie star, Stanwyck was an actress of considerable and neglected talent who elevated every role she had, a woman whose personal life matched the rocky road of her career. Whispered to be among Hollywood's scandalous "sewing circle," a group of internationally famous actresses who hid their potentially career-ending lesbianism and bisexuality, Stanwyck kept her liaisons a secret. Despite her steely resolve and her image as a take-control kind of woman, Stanwyck suffered from turbulent marriages and relationships, including her sensational marriage to, and divorce from, the abusive Robert Taylor. Madsen provides a fresh look at this fascinating, complex screen goddess, offering provocative and shocking details from one of Hollywood's most interesting lives.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Barbara Stanwyck thrilled millions in scene after scene, picture after picture, over a six-decade career that took her from an impoverished childhood in the streets of Brooklyn to the pinnacle of Golden Age Hollywood. At one tough and vulnerable, straight-talking but emotionally elusive, she electrified every production in which she appeared, from Hollywood B-Flicks to such classics as Stella Dallas, Double Indemnity, and televisions The Thorn Birds. She was an early role model for women dissatisfied with the standard Hollywood heroine, and a tantalizing challenge to men who wanted more. Her honesty and authenticity resonate even more powerfully todaybut her complete story has never been told.Review:
Madsen s bio breathes intimacy on every page and avoids a gossipy tone. "Publishers Weekly" Madsen s exhaustive research reveals the public and private details of Stanwyck s life in surprising detail. "Booklist" Madsen s admirably researched, insightful portrait of [Stanwyck s] aloof nature... reveals that she was always torn between her wish to give of herself and her need to be in control. "The Christian Science Monitor""
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006017997X
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 006017997X
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11006017997X
Book Description HarperCollins, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Hard cover binding, 434 pp. New in new dust jacket, protected with an archival-quality mylar cover. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 018228