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Victor Fleming : an American movie master

Author: Michael Sragow
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Best remembered for the iconic classics Gone with the Wind (1939) and The Wizard of Oz (1939) to the silver screen, Victor Fleming also counted successful films such as Red Dust (1932), Captains Courageous (1937), Test Pilot (1939), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), and the groundbreaking Joan of Arc (1948) among his more than forty directing credits. One of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood's golden age,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sragow, Michael.
Victor Fleming.
The University Press of Kentucky 2013
Named Person: Victor Fleming; Victor Fleming
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sragow
ISBN: 9780813144436 0813144434 1306133831 9781306133838 9780813144429 0813144426 9780813144412 0813144418
OCLC Number: 863033970
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: The real Rhett Butlre --
1. Born in a tent --
2. Cars, cameras, action! --
3. The importance of shooting Doug --
4. In Manhattan for the Great War --
5. Filming the conquering hero: with Wilson in Europe --
6. The importance of directoring Doug --
7. Scaling Paramount Pictures --
8. Courage and Clara Bow --
9. A lost epic: The rough riders --
10. From The way of all flesh to Abie's irish rose --
11. Creating Gary Cooper --
12. A woman's film and a man's adventure at Fox --
13 Guiding Gable in Red dust --
14. Pioneering the screwball comedy: Jean Harlow in Bombshell --
15. Treasure Island --
16. Introducing Henry Fonda, Farewell to Jean Harlow --
17. Bagging game on Safari, losing The good earth --
18. Spencer Tracy and Captains courageous --
19. Test pilot --
20. Salvaging The great waltz --
21. Putting Oz into The wizard of Oz --
22. Saving Tara and Gone with the wind --
23. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde --
24. The yearling that wasn't --
25. Bonhomie in Bel-Air and Tortilla flat --
26. World War II with tears: a guy named Joe --
27. A confounding political life --
28. One last adventure at MGM --
29. Ingrid Bergman and Joan of Arc --
30. Death in the desert --
Afterword: A great American movie director --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Filmography --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Sragow.

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The definitive, full-length biography of the legendary director of "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz, Victor Fleming" places the director back in the spotlight, and also offers a vivid  Read more...

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