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Barbara Stanwyck : the miracle woman

Author: Dan Callahan
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2012.
Series: Hollywood legends series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990) rose from the ranks of chorus girl to become one of Hollywood's most talented leading women-and America's highest paid woman in the mid-1940s. Shuttled among foster homes as a child, she took a number of low-wage jobs while she determinedly made the connections that landed her in successful Broadway productions. Stanwyck then acted in a stream of high-quality films from the 1930s through
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Barbara Stanwyck; Barbara Stanwyck
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Callahan
ISBN: 9781617031830 1617031836 9781617031847 1617031844
OCLC Number: 728102175
Description: viii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Orphan of the storm --
The Capra miracle --
The rough-and-tumble Wellman five --
Pre-code sex --
Drama grab bag, 1930s --
Screwball Stanwyck --
Private lives --
The scratch and the itch --
Stage Stanwyck --
Sturges/Stanwyck --
Stanwyck soap and 1950s drama --
Wilder/Stanwyck --
Stanwyck noir --
Ordeal for Oscar --
Two for Sirk --
Wild west Stanwyck --
Aftermath.
Series Title: Hollywood legends series.
Responsibility: Dan Callahan.

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