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The life of one of America's most renowned humorists, who paved the way for an entire generation of writer- directors in Hollywood. Illustrated with 49 rare photos, the book includes full stage and screen chronologies.
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James Curtis is the author of James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters, and the editor of The Creative Producer and Featured Player: An Oral Autobiography of Mae Clarke. He is currently writing a biography of W.C. Fields for Knopf.Review:
A sobering picture of the sweat and disappointment that lie beneath the Hollywood hoopla. -- Newsweek, July 26, 1982
A thorough, factual account of Sturges' complex life, a considerable feat of research and synthesis. -- Film Quarterly, Fall, 1983
One of the most entertaining and engrossing film biographies I've encountered, doing justice not only to that truly eccentric genius at the core but also to his time and place in both Hollywood and its culture. -- Judith Crist, May 4, 1982
What's ironic about the two new volumes about Preston Sturges is that even though one is by a noted biographer and the other is by the late writer-director himself, neither holds a candle to Between Flops, the 1982 biography by James Curtis. The earlier book remains the definitive telling of Sturges' life. -- Variety, October 15, 1990
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Book Description Limelight Editions, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110879100265
Book Description Limelight Editions. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0879100265 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1419577
Book Description Limelight Editions, 1985. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0879100265