Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones” as Want to Read:
In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones

by
4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A biography of Carolyn Jones

Before captivating America as Morticia in the 1960s hit television series The Addams Family, actress Carolyn Jones appeared in 30 movies (including starring roles with Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra) and had a decade-long marriage to producer Aaron Spelling. But the road to Hollywood from her native Amarillo, Texas, was studded with rejection,
...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published December 2012 by Jacobus Books (first published November 15th 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about In Morticia's Shadow, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about In Morticia's Shadow

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-44)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Deborah Greene
May 26, 2013 Deborah Greene rated it it was amazing
Every child wanted to grow up to marry Morticia. If they didn't they wanted to grow up to be her.

In Morticia's Shadow is a rare find when it comes to celebrity biographies. Author, James Pylant tells the story of the unusual life of Carolyn Jones without pulling any punches or whitewashing. Jones became an icon for her TV role as the captivating Morticia in The Adams Family, and remains a cult figure to this day. However, her film career was incredibly impressive. She was also a first-rate actre
...more
Janine
Jul 31, 2014 Janine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Carolyn, really enjoyed reading about her life.

Shocks me to think she stopped getting good roles because she was in her mid thirties! Madness how that was considered old.

I would not recommend buying this book on Kindle as the images do not appear. They cut off and at times cut into the words. I was very frustrated at this by the end of the book.
Kevin Trainor
Kevin Trainor rated it liked it
Apr 30, 2016
Lemstar97
Lemstar97 rated it really liked it
Dec 08, 2014
Jeff Rees
Jeff Rees rated it really liked it
Sep 28, 2015
Jen Hirst
Jen Hirst rated it really liked it
May 04, 2015
Hunter
Hunter rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2015
Miška Sucha
Miška Sucha rated it it was amazing
Feb 26, 2015
Morgan Dorwart
Morgan Dorwart rated it it was amazing
Jan 03, 2016
Jasmine
Jasmine rated it it was amazing
Feb 20, 2016
Luiza
Luiza rated it it was amazing
Jul 31, 2014
Amanda
Amanda rated it it was amazing
Jan 04, 2015
Avi
Avi rated it it was amazing
Dec 05, 2015
Shanna Gilkeson
Shanna Gilkeson rated it it was amazing
Nov 07, 2014
Lynn
Lynn marked it as to-read
May 26, 2013
Amanda
Amanda marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2013
Ashley
Ashley marked it as to-read
May 03, 2014
Emma
Emma marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Luiza
Luiza marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2014
Elena Enns
Elena Enns marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2014
Shana
Shana marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2014
Stephanie
Stephanie marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2014
Stephanie
Stephanie marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2014
Raula Savia
Raula Savia is currently reading it
May 15, 2014
Raula Savia
Raula Savia marked it as to-read
May 15, 2014
Cordelia Seryna
Cordelia Seryna marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Cordelia Seryna
Cordelia Seryna marked it as to-read
Jun 25, 2014
Sofia Duarte
Sofia Duarte marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Stefani
Stefani marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2014
Lucy
Lucy marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2014
Jody James Goughnour
Jody James Goughnour marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2015
Norma Hernandez
Norma Hernandez marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2015
Erica Abdulla
Erica Abdulla marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2015
Alyssa
Alyssa marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2015
Rick Herron
Rick Herron marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2015
Hannah
Hannah added it
May 26, 2015
Carolyn
Carolyn marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2015
Mjrkq
Mjrkq marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2015
Greyweather
Greyweather marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2015
Morticia Addams
Morticia Addams marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2015
Linda Bronisz
Linda Bronisz is currently reading it
Aug 21, 2015
Ned
Ned marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2015
Štěpánka Vlnová
Štěpánka Vlnová marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
1033135
An award-winning writer, James Pylant is the author of a family-authorized celebrity biography, In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones. He has also interviewed several famous personalities, including Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Audrey Landers (Dallas), Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-In), Peter Mark Richman (Dynasty), Linda Purl (Matlock), Stanley Li ...more
More about James Pylant...

Share This Book