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Elsom, Isobel 1893-1981

Overview
Works: 38 works in 91 publications in 6 languages and 2,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Outlines, syllabi, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Study guides  Legal films  Fiction  Graphic novels  Dictionaries 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PR2831.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Isobel Elsom, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Isobel Elsom
My fair lady by George Cukor ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself
Monsieur Verdoux a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaplin is a twentieth-century Bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows
The Paradine case by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a suspenseful courtroom drama, a beautiful woman is accused of having murdered her husband
Deep in my heart by Stanley Donen ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While Broadway swings to the jazzy beat of ragtime, Sigmund Romberg continues to play the beautiful waltzes of his native Austria at the Cafe Vienna. Persuaded by the cafe owner to compose in the new style, he creates a hit song, which leads to great musical success, but the woman he loves is reluctant to return his feelings
Ladies in retirement ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychopathic companion-housekeeper strangles her employer, a retired actress, to prevent the institutionalization of the her two mentally ill sisters. Set in a lonely mansion on the Thames estuary
Love from a stranger ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of murders of wealthy women leads police from the United States to Liverpool, England during 1901
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four programs from suspense anthology series, originally aired between 1955 and 1959 on CBS-TV
O toi ma charmante by William A Seiter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La sublime Maria est l'aînée des 3 filles d'Edward Acuna, homme d'affaires important. Ce dernier surnommé "l'homme le plus têtu d'Amérique du Sud" cherche à marier sa fille
The innocents ( Book )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Playhouse, operated by Playhouse Enterprises, Inc., Sonny G. Marden, managing director, Peter Cookson presents "The Innocents," a new play by William Archibald, based on Henry James "The Turn of the Screw," music composed by Alex North, with Beatrice Straight, Iris Mann, David Cole, Andrew Duggan, Ella Playwin, and Isobel Elsom, directed by Peter Glenville, setting and lighting by Jo Mielziner, costumes by Motley, original ballads by Mr. Archibald and Mr. North
Illegal ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gambler's ex-wife opens an after-hours casino in order to put her two daughters through school
Love is a many-splendored thing by Henry King ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the autobiographical novel by Han Suyin, Love is a Many Splendored Thing was evocatively location-filmed in Hong Kong. Jennifer Jones plays Ms. Suyin, a Eurasian doctor and the widow of a Chinese general. An immensely popular tearjerker, Love is a Many-Splendored Thing still holds great appeal for aficionados of good soap operas. As an over-the-top romantic melodrama, it's hard to beat, but those who are not prone to tearing up at the sight of a forlorn Jennifer Jones standing bravely and lonely atop a high, windy hill would be well advised to look elsewhere -- and quickly. Love makes no attempt to disguise its soapiness, and it wears its manipulative nature right out on its sleeve. Fortunately, Love has a couple of classic weeper performances from Jones and William Holden, both of whom knew just how to play this kind of material for maximum effectiveness. Even more fortunately, Love has all the gorgeous surface trappings -- beautiful sets and scenery, gorgeous costumes, sumptuous photography, a sweepingly romantic score -- that provide the real joy in films of this type.The romance ends in tragedy, but with renewed hope for a happier future. The one lasting legacy of Love is a Many Splendored Thing is its Oscar-winning title song, written by Paul Fain and Sammy Webster; Oscars also went to Alfred Newman's musical score and Charles LeMaire's costume design
Monsieur Verdoux der Frauenmörder von Paris ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le zinzin d'Hollywood by Jerry Lewis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pour Morty S. Tashman, Hollywwod est un lieu magique. Engagé par les studios Paramutual comme garçon de courses, il est choisi par la Direction pour observer les différents services et détecter les fuites en explorant les coulisses
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Book )
1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Broadhurst Theatre, The Dwight Deere Wiman production of Olivia de Havilland in "Romeo and Juliet," by William Shakespeare, with Jack Hawkins, Evelyn Varden, James Hayter, Malcolm Keen, Isobel Elsom, Douglas Watson, directed by Peter Glenville, sets and costumes by Oliver Messel, incidental music by David Diamond
De retour à Noël ( Visual )
in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Bürotrottel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hallmark summer theater ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Story of the importance of one vote in an election."--TV guide
Mayerling by Anatole Litvak ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A true story set in the Austro-Hungarian capital in which married Crown Prince Rudolph of Habsburg meets and falls in love with the beautiful Countess Maria Vetsera...with tragic consequences
Ford startime ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Dramatic story of a mid-19th century English governess who tries to save her two orphaned charges, Miles and Flora, from torment by the evil ghosts of the former butler Peter Quint and his lover, former governess Miss Jessel
The Hallmark television theatre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Elsom, Isabel 1893-1981
Elson, Isobel 1893-1981
Reed, Isobel Jeannette 1893-1981
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