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Gloria Grahame, Bad Girl of Film Noir

The Complete Career

Robert J. Lentz (author)

ISBN: 9780786434831

Publication Date: Sep 2011

Format: Paperback

Provides a comprehensive overview of Gloria Grahame's life and work, examining each of her feature films in detail, as well as her made-for-television productions, her television-series appearances and her stage career. Also discussed are the varied ways in which Grahame's acting performances were affected by her tumultuous personal life.
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A marvellous actress, Gloria Grahame (1923-1981) was also an iconic figure of film noir. Her talents are showcased in several classic motion pictures of the 1940s and 1950s, including It's a Wonderful Life, Crossfire, In a Lonely Place, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Big Heat, Oklahoma!, and The Bad and the Beautiful, for which she earned an Academy Award.

This comprehensive overview of Gloria Grahame's life and work examines each of her feature films in detail, as well as her made-for-television productions, her television-series appearances and her stage career. Also discussed are the varied ways in which Grahame's acting performances were affected by her tumultuous personal life–which included four marriages, the second to director Nicholas Ray and the fourth to Ray's stepson Anthony.
Illustrations 105 photographs, appendices, bibliography, index
Pages 366
Date Published 30 Sep 2011
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Individual actors & performers  
Robert J. Lentz works in the fields of movie distribution and theater management, and also reviews films for print and radio media. His website is filmbobbery.com. He lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

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