The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen

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Lou-Tellegan, a youth from the Netherlands, became one of the world's first movie stars. Before he became famous, he was the son of a brave and brilliant Dutch military general. Lou first found work as a boxer, a circus trapeze artist, and as a nude model in Paris for Auguste Rodin. He became an eager, dedicated stage actor with Italy's most famous actress, Eleonora Duse. When France's renowned actress, Sarah Bernhardt, plucked him from obscurity with a four-year contract, she remade him into a rich and world-famous star. Hollywood snapped him up for silent movies. Geraldine Farrar, the world's greatest opera singer, married him after a brief, whirlwind romance, but on one dark day, the fairy tale magic of his incredible storybook life came suddenly to a shocking end that stunned the entire world.

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     David W. Menefee is an American author. His writing career began as a writer and marketing representative for the Dallas Times Herald and the Dallas Morning News. David struck out on his own as a freelance writer, succeeding with Sarah Bernhardt: In the Theater, Film and Sound Recordings, The First Female Stars: Women of the Silent Era, and The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era. 
     As an esteemed film historian, his Richard Barthelmess: A Life in Pictures was named one of the Top 10 Books of the Year by the San Francisco Examiner. In 2010, George O'Brien: A Man's Man in Hollywood, and "Otay!" The Billy "Buckwheat" Thomas Story were popular hits. In 2011 his Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story was nominated for a 2011 Pulitzer Prize and was a winner of "Best Silent Film Book of 2011" by Thomas Gladysz in the San Francisco Examiner).  
David's other popular literary works include The Remarkable Mr. Messing, Brothers of the Storm, Charlie O'Doone's Second Chance and Other Stories, The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen, the Margot Cranston mystery series, Falling Stars: 10 Who Tried to be a Movie Star, and Sarah Bernhardt, Her Films, Her Recordings.
     David also works as a ghost writer, screenwriter, and book editor. He lives in Dallas, Texas, USA.

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