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Margaret Sullavan : the life and career of a reluctant star

Title
Margaret Sullavan : the life and career of a reluctant star / Michael D. Rinella.
Author
Rinella, Michael D., 1962-
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]

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Description
viii, 252 pages : illustrations; 26 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Biographies.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-247) and index.
Contents
Introduction. Clarity of vision -- Untamed spirit -- Frolicking with the players -- Local girl makes good -- The Volstead Ingénue steps out -- The winter of their discontent -- In search of a good play -- "Discovered" by Stahl -- Creating a movie star -- A reluctant star takes flight -- Encountering Hollywood's great romanticist -- Round two with Henry Fonda -- Wyler's pet peeve -- Shades of scarlett -- The "showmanship" of Margaret Sullavan -- Final round with Henry Fonda -- The best of both worlds -- Time out for a feud -- Broken promises -- Triumphant return to the screen -- Jimmy and hot apple pie -- Balancing motherhood and career -- At the peak of her artistry -- The approaching storm -- Taking a bold stand -- No small- time affair -- Farewell to universal -- Fulfilling her obligations -- The "voice" that rocked Broadway -- Period of uncertainty -- Long-awaited return to the screen -- Renewed interest -- The happiest time -- Deeper into despair -- The final bow -- Preserving the legacy.
Call Number
MWES (Sullavan, M.) 19-3792
ISBN
  • 9781476675237
  • 1476675236
LCCN
2019027226
Author
Rinella, Michael D., 1962- author.
Title
Margaret Sullavan : the life and career of a reluctant star / Michael D. Rinella.
Publisher
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-247) and index.
Summary
"In 1933, Margaret Sullavan made her film debut and was an overnight sensation. For the next three decades, she enchanted audiences and critics in any medium she chose-film, theater, television-and was regarded as one of the foremost dramatic actresses. Off screen, she epitomized the Southern Belle-beauty, hospitality and a flirtatious but chaste demeanor. Deep down, she suffered from crippling insecurity, especially as a mother-a feeling exacerbated by progressive hearing loss. By age 50, she could no longer cope and took an overdose of sleeping pills. This biography covers her film career with insightful criticism from the period and details her personal life, including her marriage to Henry Fonda, her special friendship with James Stewart and her bitter rivalry with Katharine Hepburn"-- Provided by publisher.
Research Call Number
MWES (Sullavan, M.) 19-3792
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