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The Resource Gloria Swanson : ready for her close-up, Tricia Welsch

Gloria Swanson : ready for her close-up, Tricia Welsch

Label
Gloria Swanson : ready for her close-up
Title
Gloria Swanson
Title remainder
ready for her close-up
Statement of responsibility
Tricia Welsch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gloria Swanson: Ready for Her Close Up shows how a talented, self-confident actress negotiated a creative path through seven decades of celebrity. It also illuminates a little-known chapter in American media history: how the powerful women of early Hollywood transformed their remarkable careers after their stars dimmed. This book brings Swanson back into the spotlight, revealing her as a complex, creative, entrepreneurial, and thoroughly modern woman. Swanson cavorted in slapstick short films with Charlie Chaplin and Mack Sennett in the 1910s. The popularity of her films with Cecil B. DeMille helped create the star system. A glamour icon, Swanson became the most talked-about star in Hollywood, earning three Academy Award nominations, receiving 10,000 fan letters every week, and living up to a reputation as Queen of Hollywood. She bought mansions and penthouses, dressed in fur and feathers, and flitted through Paris, London, and New York engaging in passionate love affairs that made headlines and caused scandals. Frustrated with the studio system, Swanson became a talented businesswoman who patented inventions and won fashion awards for her clothing designs; a natural foods activist; an exhibited sculptor; and a designer employed by the United Nations. All the while she continued to act in films, theater, and television at home and abroad"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.S9
LC item number
W45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hollywood legends series
Label
Gloria Swanson : ready for her close-up, Tricia Welsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
479 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781617037498
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013012739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn837957531
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Gloria Swanson : ready for her close-up, Tricia Welsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
479 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781617037498
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013012739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn837957531
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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