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Paris, Barry

Overview
Works: 28 works in 142 publications in 9 languages and 6,431 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Drama  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1707, 791.43028092
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Barry Paris
Publications by Barry Paris
Most widely held works by Barry Paris
Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
This is the richly detailed and highly revealing biography of a genuine screen legend who was adored throughout the world. With unprecedented access to family and friends, never-before-published photographs, and meticulous research, biographer Barry Paris gives us a vibrant new portait of Hepburn
Garbo : a biography by Barry Paris( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
"No other twentieth-century artist in or out of film so captivated the world or spent so much energy trying to hide from it. To bring her out of hiding, Barry Paris draws on a wealth of hitherto unavailable material - ranging from Garbo's drama school notebooks and her unpublished letters to an astonishing set of a hundred taped conversations, recorded during her later years in New York, as well as interviews with her surviving friends and family in Sweden and America." "Paris's biography supplants the legend of Garbo the "enigma" with a revelation of the real woman, whose grip on our imagination remains as powerful today as it was almost seventy years ago when she dazzled the world in Flesh and the Devil."--Jacket
Tony Curtis : the autobiography by Tony Curtis( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
The motion picture actor's memoir of his life, rise to the top of his profession, and insiders look at Hollywood and its stars
Louise Brooks by Barry Paris( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 977 libraries worldwide
No other movie actress made so strong an impact with so short a roster of films. Yet Louise Brooks spent a quarter of a century in oblivion before an unsought "resurrection" confirmed her place in cinema history and generated her brilliant second career as a writer-iconoclast. Her story begins in turn-of-the-century Kansas: at age ten, a seasoned performer; at fifteen, discovered by Ted Shawn and soon touring nationwide with Martha Graham and the Denishawn company; at seventeen, fired from Denishawn as a "bad influence" - and on to Broadway, to the 1925 Ziegfeld Follies (and an affair with Charlie Chaplin). And at nineteen, signed to a ten-picture contract by Paramount, Louise Brooks became a flapper supreme, a symbol of Jazz Age caprice and the new sexual freedom. Women all over America copied her look, but they could never copy her style. "Love is a publicity stunt," she said, "and making love - after the first curious raptures - is only another petulant way to pass the time waiting for the studio to call." Nevertheless, for Louise Brooks filmmaking generally came second to the pursuit of pleasure, notably at William Randolph Hearst's estate, San Simeon. An enthusiastic celebrant of the hedonistic life of New York and Hollywood in the twenties, she counted among her friends and rivals Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow; Buster Keaton, John Gilbert, and W. C. Fields. But when talkies exploded onto the screen and Paramount used her "unproven" voice as an excuse to renege on a raise, she astonished the studio by quitting on the spot. Next stop: Berlin, where, under the sensitive direction of the great G. W. Pabst, Brooks turned in a legendary performance as the temptress Lulu in Pandora's Box, a film now hailed as a masterpiece but universally panned at the time - as were her other European pictures, The Diary of a Lost Girl and Beauty Prize. Her return to the Hollywood she had so haughtily rejected was the first step in her steep decline, through B movies, an abortive ballroom-dance career, a humiliating retreat to Witchita, and a long alcoholic slide to the bottom. Friends eventually enabled Louise Brooks to make a new life in Rochester, New York, where she wrote a series of incisive essays about the silent screen. First printed in small film journals and later gathered in her memoir Lulu in Hollywood, these essays, together with Kenneth Tynan's 1979 New Yorker profile and the revival of her best pictures, brought her belated, bitter-sweet recognition as one of the great figures of cinema. Barry Paris's riveting account of Louise Brooks's life is charged with all the passion and vitality of the woman herself. Through his unique access to her provocative diaries and letter, Paris takes us beyond the icon to the sexual and psychological truth of "the girl in the black helmet," a beautiful woman of willful temperament and thorny intelligence who scorned her own career yet left an indelible mark on the history of film. -- from dust jacket
Stella Adler on America's master playwrights : Eugene O'Neill, Thornton Wilder, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee by Stella Adler( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
"Her [Adler's] new book brings together her most important lectures on America's plays and playwrights, the giants of the twentieth century, men she knew, loved, and worked with."--Jacket
Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov by Stella Adler( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Stella Adler examines the role of the actor and brings to life the plays from which all modern theater derives: Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, An Enemy of the People, and A Doll's House; Strindberg's Miss Julie and The Father; Chekhov's The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and Three Sisters. Adler discusses the ideas behind these plays and explores the world of the playwrights and the history - both familial and cultural - that informed their work. She illumines not only the dramatic essence of each play but its subtext as well, continually asking questions that deepen one's understanding of the work and of the human spirit
Song of Haiti : the lives of Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon at Albert Schweitzer Hospital of Deschapelles by Barry Paris( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Garbo by Barry Paris( file )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Garbo had always been alone and her solitude was chosen. Because she kept herself in reserve the myth surrounding her grew. The author of this biography had access to friends, documents and tape recordings of phone calls, revealing something of Garbo's life
Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The definitive biography of Audrey Hepburn, Hollywood's emblem of style and elegance. Richly detailed and revealing
Greta Garbo : biographie by Barry Paris( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in French and English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Grâce à des documents inédits, à quatre ans d'enquête et d'entretiens avec le moindre témoin, l'auteur retrace ce que fut la vie professionnelle et privée de G. Garbo : seize ans d'une enfance pauvre, vingt ans de sacralisation absolue, cinquante ans d'impossible incognito
Franklin Pierce ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The author, Barry Paris, describes the political career of the 14th president of the United States. A tour of The Pierce Manse, located in Concord, N.H., is also given. During the show, viewers' call-in questions are answered
Louise Brooks looking for Lulu by Shirley MacLaine( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Film's first and perhaps ultimate modern woman, Louise Brooks, lived a life on her own uncompromising terms, eschewing respectability and comfort in pursuit of both her art and her sensuality. This video explores the life of one of the silver screen's most enduring and provocative stars
Tony Curtis : l'autobiographie by Tony Curtis( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Audrey Hepburnová : životopis by Barry Paris( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Czech and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Life portrait of Franklin Pierce ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The author, Barry Paris, describes the political career of the 14th president of the United States. A tour of The Pierce Manse, located in Concord, N.H., is also given. During the show, viewers' call-in questions are answered
Ōdorī heppubān ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Song of Haiti the lives of Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon by Barry Paris( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Barry Paris gives a lecture on his book "Song of Haiti: the lives of Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon". It is the story of Dr. Larimer, his wife Gwen, and the hospital they established in Haiti
Ōdorī heppubān ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The Garbo silents ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This TCM Archives 2-disc collection focuses on Garbo's earliest years in Hollywood. Included are The Temptress (1926, disc 2), Flesh and the Devil (1927, disc 1), and The Mysterious Lady (1928, disc 2), three Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer releases
The autobiography by Tony Curtis( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
パリス, バリー
Languages
English (105)
French (9)
Japanese (6)
German (5)
Finnish (2)
Polish (2)
Czech (2)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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