3 B&W era photo sections. New in As New jacket. Book CONDITION: PLEASE READ / UNREAD, but not perfect, 1981 Random House large hard cover & DJ (in mylar jacket), second printing. DJ has been price-clipped by bookstore. 3 B&W era photo sections. Exceptionally clean and tight. What a life! CONTENT: Once the most famous woman in the world, she still found time to be a loving mother. Worshipped by the world's most dynamic men on screen, and off, and adored by no less than six husbands, directed by such powerhouses as Chaplin, DeMille, Stroheim, Billy Wilder, she surrendered her will to no man. Offered a million-plus tax free dollars by Paramount, she defied the studio to become her own boss. Surviving scandal, disaster, near-death and the collapse of that wonderland called Hollywood-alive, extraordinary, triumphant-this is Gloria Swanson! 1 copy.
Interesting insight into making movies in the silent era, along with the Hollywood elite and their lifestyles during this period. Easy and interesting reading.
Jun 15, 2007
stars of the real cinema
Another good book about the old "flicks" as they used to be.
Apr 8, 2007
Superb autobiography by a great star. Swanson's story is not just the story of a young actress in movies, it's the story of movies as well. She started in films in 1915 and was a major star by the end of the decade, starring in Cecil B. DeMille's sumptuous domestic dramas like Don't Change Your Husband and Why Change Your Wife and the famous Male and Female, complete with a lion. Swanson never threw anything away. So when she set about to tell the story of her life she had files of material: letters, contracts, reviews, articles, pictures. The book is a feast for anyone interested in Swanson, silent films, and other big names of the era. She knew everyone. From her marriages and affairs, the scoop on Hollywood, the Oscars, the making of Sunset Boulevard, and even healthy eating, Swanson talks about it all. The book is meticulously researched and beautifully written. A must for all film buffs.
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