New PDF release: Also Starring... Forty Biographical Essays on the Greatest

By Sara Brideson,Cynthia Brideson

ISBN-10: 1593932960

ISBN-13: 9781593932961

ISBN-10: 1629330256

ISBN-13: 9781629330259

you recognize Billie Burke used to be the great Witch within the Wizard of oz., yet were you aware that she had a small zoo in her yard that incorporated a child elephant and lion cubs? you recognize Claude Rains because the clever Louie in Casablanca, yet were you aware he begun lifestyles with a debilitating speech obstacle? you recognize S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall as Felix the jolly cook dinner in Christmas in Connecticut, yet were you aware he fled Germany after Hitler in my opinion attacked one among his movies? during this ebook, readers will become aware of the unknown tales of Hollywood's maximum personality actors and meet the lads and girls at the back of the characters they performed onscreen. by utilizing infrequent interviews and articles from dozens of files and autobiographical excerpts, this ebook offers an inside of look at those aiding stars' tales and exhibits how style casting in such roles as flibbertigibbet matrons, wisecracking dames, or eccentric butlers can be a blessing and a curse of their own lives.

The booklet comprises favorites corresponding to Thelma Ritter, Eve Arden, and Charles Coburn in addition to stars who beame personality actors in later realistic Joan Blondell, Shelley Winters, and Claude Rains. additionally meet lesser recognized actors who still have universal faces comparable to Roland younger (of "Topper" fame"), Elsa Lanchester (the Bride of Frankenstein), and Forties deadpan singer Virginia O'Brien.

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