The It Girl and Me Book
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The It Girl and Me


  • Author : Laini Giles
  • Publisher : Forgotten Actresses
  • Date : 2017-03-25
  • Category : Biographical fiction
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0994734948

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A fact-based biography of Clara Bow, narrated by her personal secretary and confidante, Daisy DeVoe.

The It Girl and Me  A Novel of Clara Bow Book
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The It Girl and Me A Novel of Clara Bow


  • Author : Laini Giles
  • Publisher : Sepia Stories Publishing
  • Date : 2018-08-06
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN : 1775277909

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Daisy DeVoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she's embarrassed by her rural Kentucky roots. But on the plus side, she's climbing the ladder in the salon of Paramount Pictures, styling hair for actress Clara Bow. Clara is a handful. The "It" Girl of the Jazz Age personifies the new woman of the 1920s onscreen, smoking, drinking bootleg hooch, and bursting with sex appeal. But her conduct off the set is even more scandalous. Hoping to impose a little order on Clara's chaotic life, Paramount persuades Daisy to sign on as Clara's personal secretary. Thanks to Daisy, Clara's bank account is soon flush with cash. And thanks to Clara, Daisy can finally shake off her embarrassing past and achieve respectability for herself and her family. The trouble begins when Clara's newest fiancé, cowboy star Rex Bell, wants to take over, and he and Daisy battle for control. Torn between her loyalty to Clara and her love for her family, Daisy has to make a difficult choice when she ends up in the county jail. Here, Daisy sets the record straight, from her poverty-stricken childhood to her failed marriage; from a father in San Quentin to her rollercoaster time with Clara, leaving out none of the juicy details.

Clara Bow Book
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Clara Bow


  • Author : David Stenn
  • Publisher : Cooper Square Press
  • Date : 2000-03-13
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781461660910

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Hollywood's first sex symbol, the ' It ' girl, Clara Bow was born in the slums of Brooklyn in a family plagued with alcoholism and insanity. She catapulted to fame after winning Motion Picture magazine's 1921 " Fame and Fortune" contest. The greatest box-office draw of her day—she once received 45,000 fan letters in a single month, Clara Bow's on screen vitality and allure that beguiled thousands, however, would be her undoing off-camera. David Stenn captures her legendary rise to stardom and fall from grace, her success marred by studio exploitation and sexual scandals.

The  It  Girl Book

The It Girl


  • Author : Joe Morella
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1976
  • Category :
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : UOM:39015046453059

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The Forgotten Flapper Book
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The Forgotten Flapper


  • Author : Laini Giles
  • Publisher : Sepia Stories Publishing
  • Date : 2016-08-01
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN :

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A presence lurks in New York City’s New Amsterdam Theatre when the lights go down and the audience goes home. They say she’s the ghost of Olive Thomas, one of the loveliest girls who ever lit up the Ziegfeld Follies and the silent screen. From her longtime home at the theater, Ollie’s ghost tells her story from her early life in Pittsburgh to her tragic death at twenty-five. After winning a contest for “The Most Beautiful Girl in New York,” shopgirl Ollie modeled for the most famous artists in New York, and then went on to become the toast of Broadway. When Hollywood beckoned, Ollie signed first with Triangle Pictures, and then with Myron Selznick’s new production company, becoming most well known for her work as a “baby vamp,” the precursor to the flappers of the 1920s. After a stormy courtship, she married playboy Jack Pickford, Mary Pickford’s wastrel brother. Together they developed a reputation for drinking, club-going, wrecking cars, and fighting, along with giving each other expensive make-up gifts. Ollie's mysterious death in Paris’ Ritz Hotel in 1920 was one of Hollywood’s first scandals, ensuring that her legend lived on.

The It Girl and Me Book
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The It Girl and Me


  • Author : Laini Giles
  • Publisher : Sepia Stories Publishing
  • Date : 2017-03-25
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN :

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Daisy DeVoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she’s embarrassed by her rural Kentucky roots. But on the plus side, she’s climbing the ladder in the salon of Paramount Pictures, styling hair for actress Clara Bow. Clara is a handful. The “It” Girl of the Jazz Age personifies the new woman of the 1920s onscreen, smoking, drinking bootleg hooch, and bursting with sex appeal. But her conduct off the set is even more scandalous. Hoping to impose a little order on Clara’s chaotic life, Paramount persuades Daisy to sign on as Clara’s personal secretary. Thanks to Daisy, Clara's bank account is soon flush with cash. And thanks to Clara, Daisy can finally shake off her embarrassing past and achieve respectability for herself and her family. The trouble begins when Clara’s newest fiancé, cowboy star Rex Bell, wants to take over, and he and Daisy battle for control. Torn between her loyalty to Clara and her love for her family, Daisy has to make a difficult choice when she ends up in the county jail. Here, Daisy sets the record straight, from her poverty-striken childhood to her failed marriage; from a father in San Quentin to her rollercoaster time with Clara, leaving out none of the juicy details.

Scandals of Classic Hollywood Book
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Scandals of Classic Hollywood


  • Author : Anne Helen Petersen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Date : 2014-09-30
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101635476

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Celebrity gossip meets history in this compulsively readable collection from Buzzfeed reporter Anne Helen Peterson. This guide to film stars and their deepest secrets is sure to top your list for movie gifts and appeal to fans of classic cinema and hollywood history alike. Believe it or not, America’s fascination with celebrity culture was thriving well before the days of TMZ, Cardi B, Kanye's tweets, and the #metoo allegations that have gripped Hollywood. And the stars of yesteryear? They weren’t always the saints that we make them out to be. BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen, author of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, is here to set the record straight. Pulling little-known gems from the archives of film history, Petersen reveals eyebrow-raising information, including: • The smear campaign against the original It Girl, Clara Bow, started by her best friend • The heartbreaking story of Montgomery Clift’s rapid rise to fame, the car accident that destroyed his face, and the “long suicide” that followed • Fatty Arbuckle's descent from Hollywood royalty, fueled by allegations of a boozy orgy turned violent assault • Why Mae West was arrested and jailed for "indecency charges" • And much more Part biography, part cultural history, these stories cover the stuff that films are made of: love, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, illicit affairs, and botched cover-ups. But it's not all just tawdry gossip in the pages of this book. The stories are all contextualized within the boundaries of film, cultural, political, and gender history, making for a read that will inform as it entertains. Based on Petersen's beloved column on the Hairpin, but featuring 100% new content, Scandals of Classic Hollywood is sensationalism made smart.

The Plastic Age Book

The Plastic Age


  • Author : Percy Marks
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Date : 2019-12-02
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : EAN:4057664600899

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"The Plastic Age" by Percy Marks. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Bathing Beauty   A Novel of Marie Prevost Book

Bathing Beauty A Novel of Marie Prevost


  • Author : Laini Giles
  • Publisher : Sepia Stories Publishing
  • Date : 2019-05-11
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN :

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During Hollywood’s infancy, Marie Prevost is a beautiful Canadian who becomes famous for her silent film work with Mack Sennett’s Bathing Beauties.Lured away by an offer from Universal Pictures, she makes more profitable flapper-themed movies, and when her contract ends, she moves to Warner Brothers, where her star continues to rise. Her triumph in Ernst Lubitsch’s The Marriage Circle and her marriage to actor Kenneth Harlan mark her as one of filmdom’s biggest stars of the 1920s. But in 1926, a series of tragedies combine to torpedo her career. By the 1930s, with her star fallen, Marie desperately claws her way back, fighting weight gain and alcohol in her struggle to get back on top. In Bathing Beauty, Marie tells the story of her rise to fame and her struggle to regain it, despite all the odds.

Olive Thomas Book
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Olive Thomas


  • Author : Michelle Vogel
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Date : 2014-11-29
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780786455263

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Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood’s first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. By 1915, she had landed a job as one of Ziegfeld’s famous “Follies” girls. Before long her beauty was discovered by Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the biggest names in motion pictures. Her marriage to film star Jack Pickford further enhanced her popularity. Olive’s death by poison on September 10, 1920, created a media circus. This biography begins with Olive’s birth, follows her trip to stardom, and covers in detail the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death at age 25. Rare and beautiful photographs and a complete filmography are included.

The Forgotten Actresses Collection 1   The Forgotten Flapper    The It Girl and Me    Bathing Beauty   Book

The Forgotten Actresses Collection 1 The Forgotten Flapper The It Girl and Me Bathing Beauty


  • Author : Laini Giles
  • Publisher : Sepia Stories Publishing
  • Date : 2020-01-18
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN :

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The Forgotten Actresses series combines real-life research with Hollywood Babylon flavor to create a sympathetic look at some famous Hollywood hard-luck cases. Book One: The Forgotten Flapper - A presence lurks in New York City’s New Amsterdam Theatre when the lights go down and the audience goes home. They say she’s the ghost of OLIVE THOMAS, one of the loveliest girls who ever lit up the Ziegfeld Follies and the silent screen. From her longtime home at the theater, Ollie’s ghost tells her story from her early life in Pittsburgh to her tragic death at twenty-five.After winning a contest for “The Most Beautiful Girl in New York,” shopgirl Ollie modeled for the most famous artists in New York, and then went on to become the toast of Broadway. When Hollywood beckoned, Ollie signed first with Triangle Pictures, and then with MYRON SELZNICK’s new production company, becoming most well known for her work as a “baby vamp,” the precursor to the flappers of the 1920s. After a stormy courtship, she married playboy JACK PICKFORD, MARY PICKFORD’s wastrel brother. Together they developed a reputation for drinking, club-going, wrecking cars, and fighting, along with giving each other expensive make-up gifts. Ollie's mysterious death in Paris’ Ritz Hotel in 1920 was one of Hollywood’s first scandals, ensuring that her legend lived on. Book Two: The It Girl and Me- Daisy DeVoe has left her abusive husband, her father has been pinched for bootlegging, and she's embarrassed by her rural Kentucky roots. But on the plus side, she's climbing the ladder in the salon of Paramount Pictures, styling hair for actress Clara Bow. Clara is a handful. The "It" Girl of the Jazz Age personifies the new woman of the 1920s onscreen, smoking, drinking bootleg hooch, and bursting with sex appeal. But her conduct off the set is even more scandalous. Hoping to impose a little order on Clara's chaotic life, Paramount persuades Daisy to sign on as Clara's personal secretary. Thanks

Little Girl in Big Pictures Book

Little Girl in Big Pictures


  • Author : Marilyn Knowlden
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2011-04
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 1593936389

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The autobiography of Marilyn Knowlden, a child movie star of the 1930s.

Dynamic Dames Book
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Dynamic Dames


  • Author : Sloan De Forest
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Date : 2019-07-02
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780762465507

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Celebrate 50 of the most empowering and unforgettable female characters ever to grace the screen, as well as the artists who brought them to vibrant life! From Scarlett O'Hara to Thelma and Louise to Wonder Woman, strong women have not only lit up the screen, they've inspired and fired our imaginations. Some dynamic women are naughty and some are nice, but all of them buck the narrow confines of their expected gender role -- whether by taking small steps or revolutionary strides. Through engaging profiles and more than 100 photographs, Dynamic Dames looks at fifty of the most inspiring female roles in film from the 1920s to today. The characters are discussed along with the exciting off-screen personalities and achievements of the actresses and, on occasion, female writers and directors, who brought them to life. Among the stars profiled in their most revolutionary roles are Bette Davis, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck, Josephine Baker, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, Barbra Streisand, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Dandridge, Katharine Hepburn, Pam Grier, Jane Fonda, Gal Gadot, Emma Watson, Zhang Ziyi, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lawrence, and many more.

The Parade s Gone By Book
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The Parade s Gone By


  • Author : Kevin Brownlow
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Date : 1968
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 577
  • ISBN : 0520030680

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A narrative and photographic history of the early days of the movies, combining fact, anecdote, and reminiscence in a critical survey of films, actors, directors, producers, writers, editors, technicians, and other participants and hangers-on.

Silent Stars Book
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Silent Stars


  • Author : Jeanine Basinger
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Date : 2012-10-17
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780307829184

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From one of America's most renowned film scholars: a revelatory, perceptive, and highly readable look at the greatest silent film stars -- not those few who are fully appreciated and understood, like Chaplin, Keaton, Gish, and Garbo, but those who have been misperceived, unfairly dismissed, or forgotten. Here is Valentino, "the Sheik," who was hardly the effeminate lounge lizard he's been branded as; Mary Pickford, who couldn't have been further from the adorable little creature with golden ringlets that was her film persona; Marion Davies, unfairly pilloried in Citizen Kane; the original "Phantom" and "Hunchback," Lon Chaney; the beautiful Talmadge sisters, Norma and Constance. Here are the great divas, Pola Negri and Gloria Swanson; the great flappers, Colleen Moore and Clara Bow; the great cowboys, William S. Hart and Tom Mix; and the great lover, John Gilbert. Here, too, is the quintessential slapstick comedienne, Mabel Normand, with her Keystone Kops; the quintessential all-American hero, Douglas Fairbanks; and, of course, the quintessential all-American dog, Rin-Tin-Tin. This is the first book to anatomize the major silent players, reconstruct their careers, and give us a sense of what those films, those stars, and that Hollywood were all about. An absolutely essential text for anyone seriously interested in movies, and, with more than three hundred photographs, as much a treat to look at as it is to read.