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Lady in the dark : Iris Barry and the art of film

Author: Robert Sitton
Publisher: New York : Columbia U.P., 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Iris Barry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sitton
ISBN: 9780231165785 0231165781
OCLC Number: 900300054
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards in Biography & Autobiography 2017
Commended for One of PopMatters's Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction 2014
Commended for One of The Huffington Post's Best Film Books of 2014 2014
Short-listed for Oregon Book Awards for the Frances Fuller Victor Award in General Nonfiction 2017
Long-listed for Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for Best Moving Image Book 2015
Contents: List of Illustrations Foreword by Alistair Cooke Credits Previews 1. Early Years 2. "We Enjoyed the War" 3. "Dear Miss Barry" 4. The Other Bloomsbury 5. Life with Lewis 6. Children 7. Alan Porter 8. The Spectator 9. Splashing Into Film Society 10. Cinema Paragons, Hollywood, and Lady Mary 11. Let's Go to the Pictures 12. Victory and Defeat 13. America 14. The Askew Salon 15. Museum Men 16. Remarriage 17. Settling In 18. Cracking Hollywood 19. Art High and Low 20. On to Europe 21. Going Public 22. The Slow Martyrdom of Alfred Barr 23. Meanwhile, Back at the Library 24. New Work, Old Acquaintances 25. "The Master" and His Minions 26. Temora Farm 27. The Museum Enlists 28. Mr. Rockefeller's Office 29. L'Affair Bunuel 30. The Other Library 31. Divorce 32. Postwar Blues 33. Abbott's Fall 34. Hospital 35. Departure 36. La Bonne Font 37. Things Past 38. The Austin House 39. Readjustments 40. New York and London 41. Final Breaks 42. The End Sequel Notes Sources Index
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