HOLLYWOOD PLAYERS: The Thirties by James Robert & William T. Leonard Parish


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Here are 71 career studies with complete film listings of notable but not quite superstars of Hollywood's golden age, beauties such as Fay Wray (her producer said, ""You will have the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood""--actually it was an ape), truly lovely and talented Frances Dee (James Agee rhapsodized about her ""translucent face with delicate and exciting talent. . . and something of the novelist's perceptiveness behind the talent""), wisecracking blonde Glenda Farrell, the ""unbearable,"" hellbent alcoholic Frances Farmer; and such hulking heroes and heavies as Bruce Cabot (""a man's man, a ladies' man""), ""hardboiled sentimentalist"" Brian Donleavy, the B-pictures' ""actors' actor"" Lloyd Nolan, virile Gilbert Roland, and flashy Larry ""Buster"" Crabbe (""Actually I believe I was kind of an uninteresting person""). Nostalgia in a clear focus that never cheats or fudges.

Pub Date: Nov. 15th, 1976
Publisher: Arlington House