WorldCat Identities

Bess, Jeff 1920-1998

Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 2 languages and 971 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about  Jeff Bess Publications about Jeff Bess
Publications by  Jeff Bess Publications by Jeff Bess
posthumous Publications by Jeff Bess, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jeff Bess
A face in the crowd by Elia Kazan ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Larry Rhodes is a hobo with a powerful personality and a mean streak as wide as the Mississippi River. He is 'discovered' by Marcia Jeffries, who christens him "Lonesome" Rhodes, and makes him the star of her morning radio show, "A Face in the Crowd." Listeners are enthralled by his down-home, folksy charm, and after developing a large following, Rhodes begins a journey to national fame and TV stardom. A powerful business tycoon realizes that he can use Rhodes's popularity to change the course of a national election in his favor--provided that he can keep the star from self-destructing under the weight of his own megalomania, narcissism, and contempt for his audience. Marcia's journey, by contrast, is a long and painful one. From a rather innocent young woman to betrayed loyal ally who recognizes the monster she has helped to create and knows she must destroy, she finally reaches her limit and rejects his emotional blackmail
Tennessee home brew by Jeff Bess ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nashville's jukebox, 1945-1955 twenty shots in the dark ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mʹn blonde Frans mʹn beste Frans ... ; (Mein blonder Hans ...) ; Stemmingswals by Wilhelm Gabriel ( )
1 edition published in 1949 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.00 for Mʹn blonde ... to 1.00 for Nashville' ...)
Alternative Names
Bess, Big Jeff, 1920-1998
Bess, Grover F., 1920-1998
Bess, Grover Franklin 1920-1998 Wirklicher Name
Big Jeff 1920-1998
English (4)
German (2)