She Walked in Beauty
By (author) Bernard F. Dick
Claudette Colbert by Bernard F. Dick
Book DescriptionClaudette Colbert's mixture of beauty, sophistication, wit, and vivacity quickly made her one of the film industry's most famous and highest-paid stars of the 1930s and 1940s. Though she began her career on the New York stage, she was beloved for her roles in such films as Preston Sturges's The Palm Beach Story, Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra, and Frank Capra's It Happened One Night, for which she won an Academy Award. She showed remarkable prescience by becoming one of the first Hollywood stars to embrace television, and she also returned to Broadway in her later career. This is the first major biography of Colbert (1903-1996) published in over twenty years. Bernard F. Dick chronicles Colbert's long career, but also explores her early life in Paris and New York. Along with discussing how she left her mark on Broadway, Hollywood, radio, and television, the book explores Colbert's lifelong interests in painting, fashion design, and commercial art. Using correspondence, interviews, periodicals, film archives, and other research materials, the biography reveals a smart, talented actress who conquered Hollywood and remains one of America's most captivating screen icons. Bernard F. Dick is professor of communication and English at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is the author of Hal Wallis: Producer to the Stars; Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Pictures and the Birth of Corporate Hollywood; Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell (University Press of Mississippi); and other books.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781604730876
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: University Press of Mississippi
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bernard F. Dick
Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young, Hardback (August 2011)
Explores the full saga of Loretta Young's professional and personal life. She made her film debut at age four, became a star at fifteen, and many awards and accolades later, made her final television movie at age seventy-six. This biography withholds none of the details of her affair with Clark Gable and the daughter that powerful love produced.
Forever Mame, Paperback (January 2011)
Original publication and copyright date: 2006.
Anatomy of Film, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Bernard F. Dick
This brief, jargon-free introduction to film appreciation and analysis helps students develop a critical awareness of cinema without overwhelming them. Including new features, updated examples and greater attention to growing trends, the new edition provides deeper coverage of key theory, concepts and terminology for all film students.
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Author Biography - Bernard F. Dick
Bernard Dick is Professor of Communications and English at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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