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A beautiful fairy tale : the life of actress Lois Moran

Author: Richard P Buller
Publisher: Pompton Plains, N.J. : Limelight Editions, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Coming of age in Paris in the 1920s, film and stage actress Lois Moran was a rumored paramour of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and the inspiration for the character of Rosemary in his novel Tender Is the Night." "As a young girl, Lois moved to Paris with her mother and thrived in the artistic and literary glow of the city. She danced with the National Paris Opera at age fourteen and also was cast in two French films.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buller, Richard P.
Beautiful fairy tale.
Pompton Plains, N.J. : Limelight Editions, 2005
(OCoLC)607711674
Named Person: Lois Moran; Lois Moran; Lois Moran
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Buller
ISBN: 0879103124 9780879103125
OCLC Number: 55947935
Description: xviii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pittsburgh's own "Billy," Paris in the 1920s, and the celebration of fairy tales --
Tryouts in Atlantic City, Samuel Goldwyn, and the "impressive vogue" of Stella Dallas --
"IT à la mode," unsophisticated sophistication, and a film Gatsby that nearly was --
Lon Chaney, Tod Browning, and The Road to Mandalay --
George Gershwin, Lya de Putti, and reaching for the moon --
Pickfair, strawberries and caviar, and F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Zelda, confusion and bedazzlement, and the Fitzgerald revival --
Lois as muse, the Saturday Evening Post, and the rejuvenation of F. Scott Fitzgerald --
Tender Is the Night, beautiful fairy tales, and the shadow of Rosemary --
Going "Clarabow, " Anita Loos, and stardom as a Fox featured player --
O'Brien and Hughes, the coming of sound, and Christmas in Yosemite --
"Understanding, love, observation, and imagination" --
The Gershwins, Of Thee I Sing, and life as a jubilee --
Lindbergh and wartime San Francisco, the cruise of the Cheryl Ann, and an eagle soars above Coffee Pot Mountain --
Appendix 1: Acting chronologies --
Appendix 2: F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Responsibility: Richard P. Buller.
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"Coming of age in Paris in the 1920s, film and stage actress Lois Moran was a rumored paramour of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and the inspiration for the character of Rosemary in his novel Tender Is the Night." "As a young girl, Lois moved to Paris with her mother and thrived in the artistic and literary glow of the city. She danced with the National Paris Opera at age fourteen and also was cast in two French films. Samuel Goldwyn, on a European tour in search of new talent, saw her work, was impressed, and cast her in what would become one of the best-known films of the era. With her performance as Laurel, the emotionally conflicted daughter in Stella Dallas, Lois Moran became an overnight sensation and took Hollywood by storm, and on her own terms." "She appeared in more than thirty Hollywood movies, from silent films to early talkies, and was in one of the first dramatic television series, Waterfront. She starred in two of the Gershwins' original Broadway musical productions, Of Thee I Sing and Let 'Em Eat Cake. Her circle of friends and acquaintances ranged from Howard Hughes and Charles Lindbergh to Al Jolson, John Gilbert, and Man Ray." "Richard Buller corresponded with Lois Moran during the last five years of her life and had full and exclusive access to her journals, scrapbooks, and photos. In telling the Lois Moran story, Buller illuminates the history of film, theater, and television. He also includes a thorough and unique account of the actress's relationship with Fitzgerald."--BOOK JACKET.

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