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

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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,
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Paperback, 259 pages
Published December 2012 by Jacobus Books (first published November 15th 2012)
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Deborah Greene
May 26, 2013 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
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Janine
Apr 07, 2014 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.
VICKI HERBERT
In Carolyn's Shadow...

5 stars. What a wonderful, insightful look into the life and career of Carolyn Sue Jones (AKA Morticia Addams).

The author did an excellent job taking the reader through Carolyn's entire life with her equally kooky and ooky real family tree... ending with her death due to colon cancer...

Born and raised in Amarillo Texas a natural blonde, she used to curl her hair with empty orange juice cans... she eventually found that brunettes had more fun and movie roles...

She was marrie
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