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Colleen Moore: A Biography of the Silent Film Star

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Colleen Moore (1899-1988) was one of the most popular and beloved stars of the American silent screen. Remembered primarily as a comedienne in such films as Ella Cinders (1926) and Orchids and Ermine (1927), Moore's career was also filled with dramatic roles which often reflected greater societal trends. A trailblazing performer, her legacy was overshadowed by the female ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 30th 2012 by McFarland & Company (first published January 28th 2012)
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Jan 23, 2014 Bruce rated it it was amazing
Jeff Codori has done a great job researching silent movie icon and actress Colleen Moore. Moore was famous for her Dutch-boy haircut, but she was also a hugely popular movie star in the late 1920s. Her husband, John McCormick, guided her career and produced many of her best films. Unfortunately, he was also an alcoholic, who made her miserable, especially in her personal life.

The book does a great job documenting her early life. Author Codori had access to a lot of First National documentation,
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