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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Gehring, Wes D.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
|Named Person:||Irene Dunne; Irene Dunne|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Wes D Gehring
|Description:||xvii, 217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue: The Kennedy Center Award --
The early years --
Marriage and the Magnolia role...plus an epic western --
A film career and a bi-coastal marriage --
plus the legacy of Cimarron --
Queen of the melodrama, and a return to the musical --
The most memorable of years --
Dunne's 1936 --
Dunne's Leo McCarey connection --
focus on The Awful Truth --
Hollywood as home and more ties with McCarey --
The end of a decade, and one last film with McCarey --
A last picture with Cary Grant, followed by her final screwball outings --
Keying on the war years --
A triumphant postwar trilogy, and political distraction --
Leaving the screen, and an active retirement --
|Series Title:||Filmmakers series, no. 104.|
|Responsibility:||Wes D. Gehring.|
Her other films include My Favorite Wife (1940), Penny Serenade (1941), Anna and the King of Siam (1946), and Life with Father (1947).".
"After delving into Dunne's childhood and early acting forays, the book reveals details about key events in her life and career, including a difficult, bicoastal marriage. The author also examines Dunne's pivotal roles on stage and film, her movement among the genres of melodrama and screwball comedy, her ties to director Leo McCarey, and her postwar film career. Gehring's research and insightful analysis shed light on what made Irene Dunne so unique and her performances so memorable."--BOOK JACKET.