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Description - Dark Victory by Professor Ed Sikov

The legendary Hollywood star blazes a fiery trail in this enthralling portrait of a brilliant actress and the movies her talent elevated to greatnessIn "Dark Victory," noted film critic and biographer Ed Sikov paints the most detailed picture ever delivered of Bette Davis, the intelligent, opinionated, and unusual woman who was in the words of a close friend "one of the major events of the twentieth century." Drawing on new interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, as well as archival research and a fresh look at the films, this stylish, intimate biography depicts Davis's personal as well as professional life in a way that is both revealing and sympathetic.With his wise and well-informed take on the production and accomplishments of such movie milestones as "Jezebel," "All About Eve," and "Now, Voyager," as well as the turbulent life and complicated personality of the actress who made them, Sikov's "Dark Victory "brings to life the two-time Academy Award winning actress's unmistakable screen style, and shows the reader how Davis's art was her own dark victory."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805088632
ISBN-10: 0805088636
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 142mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Ed Sikov

Film critic Ed Sikov is the author of the critically acclaimed "On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilde"r and "Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers." He has taught at Columbia University, Haverford College, and Colorado College, and lives in New York.