Download e-book for kindle: Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen (Hollywood by Jane Lenz Elder

By Jane Lenz Elder

Alice Faye's candy demeanor, sultry glances, and velvety voice have been her signatures. Her haunting rendition of "You'll by no means recognize" hasn't ever been exceeded by means of the other singer. lovers loved her in such motion pictures as Alexander's Ragtime Band, Rose of Washington Square, Tin Pan Alley, Week lead to Havana, and Hello, Frisco, Hello.

within the Nineteen Thirties and Forties she reigned as queen of twentieth Century Fox musicals. She co-starred with such legends as Shirley Temple, Tyrone strength, Carmen Miranda, and Don Ameche and was once voted the number-one box-office allure of 1940, putting prior to Bette Davis and Myrna Loy. To a decide upon cult, she continues to be a cherished megastar.

In 1945 on the top of her profession she selected to stroll out on her Fox agreement. This outstanding episode is in contrast to the other within the heyday of the big-studio process. Her bold departure from motion pictures left Fox tycoon Darryl F. Zanuck and the remainder of the motion picture flabbergasted. For years she had skirmished with him over her roles, her healthiness, and her inner most lifestyles. His heavy-handed movie enhancing of her tremendous paintings in Otto Preminger's drama Fallen Angel, a job she had fought for, relegated Faye to the shadows in order that Zanuck may possibly exhibit the more youthful Linda Darnell.

After leaving Fox, Faye (1915­1998) committed herself to her marriage to radio celebrity Phil Harris, to motherhood, and to a moment profession on radio within the Phil Harris­ Alice Faye Show, broadcast for 8 years. She fortunately gave up motion pictures in want of the independence and conceit that she found in inner most lifestyles. She willingly freed herself of the "star-treatment" that debilitated such a lot of of her contemporaries. within the Eighties she emerged as a spokeswoman for Pfizer prescribed drugs, traveling the USA to inspire senior electorate to make their lives extra significant and very important.

ahead of Betty Grable, prior to Marilyn Monroe--Alice Faye was once first within the lineup of twentieth Century Fox blondes. This booklet captures her designated essence, her paintings in movie, radio, and well known song, and certainly her sleek survival past the silver reveal.

Jane Lenz Elder, a librarian at Southern Methodist collage, is the writer of Across the Plains to Santa Fe and The Literature of Beguilement: selling the United States from Columbus to Today. She is co-editor of Trading in Santa Fe: John M. Kingsbury's Correspondence with James Josiah Webb, 1853-1861.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen (Hollywood Legends Series) PDF

Best biographies of actors & actresses books

Download e-book for kindle: FESS PARKER: TV’S FRONTIER HERO by William R. Chemerka

Fess Parker grew up in Texas, served in global battle II, and later grew to become TV's awfully well known "Davy Crockett" and "Daniel Boone. " After his movie and television occupation, Parker turned a profitable businessman, inn builder, and vintner. William R. Chemerka's approved biography is a deferential tribute to an grand guy that includes considerate reminiscences from Parker's relatives, neighbors, co-stars, and fanatics, and contains a variety of never-before-published images.

New PDF release: Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

In her day, Eva Tanguay (1879-1947) was once probably the most well-known girls in the USA. widely recognized because the "I do not Care Girl"-named after a track she popularized and her self reliant, even brazen persona-Tanguay verified herself as a vaudeville and musical comedy megastar in 1904 with the hot York urban most effective of the convey My Lady-and by no means appeared again.

Read e-book online Buster Keaton’s Crew: The Team Behind His Silent Films PDF

Buster Keaton instructed an interviewer in 1965, “When I’m operating by myself, the cameraman, the prop guy, the electrician, those are my eyes available in the market. .. . They knew what they have been speaking approximately. ” Drawn from movie alternate magazines, newspapers, interviews and public files, this ebook tells the formerly unpublished tales of the behind-the-scenes staff who labored on Keaton’s silent films—like Elgin Lessley, who went from division shop clerk to leader cameraman, and Fred Gabourie, who served as a military inner most within the Spanish American struggle sooner than he grew to become Keaton’s technical director.

Download e-book for kindle: Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. by Franny Moyle

The guy in the back of the work: the extreme lifetime of J. M. W Turner, one in all Britain's such a lot trendy, misunderstood and celebrated artistsJ. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famed panorama painter. but past his inventive achievements, little is understood of the guy himself and the occasions of his existence: the tragic committal of his mom to a lunatic asylum, the private sacrifices he made to impression his stratospheric upward thrust, and the unusual double lifestyles he selected to guide within the final years of his lifestyles.

Additional resources for Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen (Hollywood Legends Series)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen (Hollywood Legends Series) by Jane Lenz Elder


by Richard
4.5

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 15 votes