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The Life and Loves of Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck swore like a sailor, chain smoked and was an alcoholic. And yet, she was one of Hollywood's biggest stars, indeed, number eleven on the American Film Institute's 100 Years of Greatest Screen Legends, and appeared in classic films such as Double Indemnity and Meet John Doe. In this fascinating biography, we follow the orphan who, by sheer determination, bec ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Arbor House Pub. Co.
(first published 1985)
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Very much an a to z biography with a lot of speculation about her sexuality.never a big star like Davies and Crawford held her own admirably against her Co-stars.this book is a similar vain to Jayne Allen Wayne's other books,not too in depth but a quick overview.
I am not in the majority here because I really enjoyed this book. I actually cheered at the end. I believe it showed who she was as a person. yes, it was a bit tabloid and bagged many of her later performances. also, it definitely favoured Robert Taylor. However, the book conveyed that Stanwyck rose to great heights and was resilient.