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In the era of Hollywood now considered its Golden Age, there was no shortage of hard-luck stories--movie stars succumbed to mental illness, addiction, accidents, suicide, early death and more. This book profiles 23 actresses who achieved a measure of success before fate dealt them losing hands--in full public view. Overviews of their lives and careers provide a wealth of ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by McFarland & Company
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I have been the book reviewer for Classic Images since 2001. I have written articles for CI, Films of the Golden Age, and other magazines since 1995. I am the coauthor (with Ray Hagen) of KILLER TOMATOES: FIFTEEN TOUGH FILM DAMES, published by McFarland & Company, Inc. (www.mcfarlandpub.com); and the sole author of ANNE FRANCIS: THE LIFE AND CAREER and HOLLYWOOD'S HARD-LUCK LADIES: 23 ...more