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The Resource Gloria Swanson : the ultimate star, Stephen Michael Shearer

Gloria Swanson : the ultimate star, Stephen Michael Shearer

Label
Gloria Swanson : the ultimate star
Title
Gloria Swanson
Title remainder
the ultimate star
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Michael Shearer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gloria Swanson was Hollywood's first successful glamour queen. Realizing her box office value early in her career, she took control of her life. Soon she was not only producing her own films, she was choosing her scripts, selecting her leading men, casting her projects, creating her own fashions, guiding her publicity, and living an extravagant and sometimes extraordinary celebrity lifestyle. She also collected a long line of lovers (including Joseph P. Kennedy) and married men of her choosing (including a French marquis, thus becoming America's first member of "nobility"). As a devoted and loving mother, she managed a quiet success of raising three children. Perhaps most important, as a keen businesswoman she also was able to extend her career more than sixty years. Her comeback in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard catapulted her back into the limelight, but it also created a long-misunderstood persona. This biography sets the record straight.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.S9
LC item number
S53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gloria Swanson : the ultimate star, Stephen Michael Shearer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 509 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250001559
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013003731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778421734
  • (OCoLC)ocn859667676
Label
Gloria Swanson : the ultimate star, Stephen Michael Shearer
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 509 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250001559
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013003731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn778421734
  • (OCoLC)ocn859667676

Library Locations

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