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Miriam Hopkins : life and films of a Hollywood rebel

Miriam Hopkins : life and films of a Hollywood rebel

Author: Allan R Ellenberger
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2018]
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In the first comprehensive biography of this colorful performer, Allan R. Ellenberger illuminates Hopkins's fascinating life and legacy. Her freewheeling film career was exceptional in studio-era Hollywood, and she managed to establish herself as a top star at Paramount, RKO, Goldwyn, and Warner Bros. Over the course of five decades, Hopkins appeared in thirty-six films, forty stage plays, and countless radio  Read more...
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Genre/Form: collective biographies
Named Person: Miriam Hopkins; Miriam Hopkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan R Ellenberger
ISBN: 9780813174310 0813174317
OCLC Number: 974475402
Description: 360 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm.
Contents: "From a fine old family" --
Broadway bound --
Billy --
Of paramount importance --
Hollywood --
"An expensive leading woman" --
The Lubitsch touch --
Sutton Place --
Goldwyn --
Tola --
West Hollywood to Burbank --
"Perfect little bitches" --
All this, Jack Warner, and Bette Davis, too --
Angels battle in Boston --
"This is pure Hopkins" --
To New York and back --
"A little off-center" --
"They are sure reds" --
"How many times can you come back?" --
The final years --
"If I had to do it over again".
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Other Titles: Life and films of a Hollywood rebel
Responsibility: Allan R. Ellenberger.


This skillful biography treats readers to the intriguing stories and controversies surrounding Hopkins and her career, but also looks beyond her Hollywood persona to explore the star as an  Read more...


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As Ellenberger's approach mines detail after detail and anecdote after anecdote, from Hopkins's echt southern beginnings to every zigzag of her life afterward, the woman who emerges is complex and Read more...

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