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LEAVING HOME: A Hollywood Blacklisted Writer's Years Abroad

Edwards, Anne

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ISBN 10: 0810881993 / ISBN 13: 9780810881990
Published by The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, MD, 2012
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Signed and dated 01/07/13 by author on title page in black fountain ink. In this new memoir, Edwards turns the spotlight on herself, chronicling her 20-year exile from the United States from the 1950s until the early 1970s. After working for MGM as a junior writer, Edwards sold two original screenplays and was employed as a story editor on a television program. An attack of polio left her physically compromised and struggling to make ends meet, so the divorced mother of two left her homeland to find work in Europe. After arriving in London, she was able to find writing jobs under an assumed name, along with her expatriated colleagues. LEAVING HOME is a personal story about a young mother and her two small children, but it is also about the many famous┐and not so famous┐people whose lives intertwined with theirs: Judy Garland, John Garfield, Rod Serling, Norman Mailer, Greta Garbo, and several others. This is an intimate story of a woman who refused to be subdued by her circumstances and determined to rebuild her life in the wake of McCarthyism. It is also a story about a woman who found and lost love and will appeal to any readers wanting to learn more about Hollywood history during one of its darkest periods. Edwards is the bestselling author of many biographies of notable figures, including film stars Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn, Maria Callas, and Barbara Streisand, as well as Queen Mary and GONE WITH THE WIND novelist Margaret Mitchell. A fastidious researcher and accomplished writer, Edwards received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book EARLY REAGAN: The Rise of an American Hero. New, unread copy, opened only for signing, in new, mylar-protected dust jacket. A82. Bookseller Inventory # 020137

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Title: LEAVING HOME: A Hollywood Blacklisted ...

Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, MD

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Anne Edwards is the author of several bestselling biographies of notable figures, including film stars Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh, and Katharine Hepburn, as well as Queen Mary and Gone with the Wind novelist Margaret Mitchell. A fastidious researcher and accomplished writer, Edwards received a Pulitzer prize nomination for her book Early Reagan: The Rise of an American Hero.

In this new memoir, Edwards turns the spotlight on herself, chronicling her 20-year exile from the United States from the 1950s until the early 1970s. After working for MGM as a junior writer, Edwards sold two original screenplays and was employed as a story editor on a television program. An attack of polio left her physically compromised and struggling to make ends meet, so the divorced mother of two left her homeland to find work in Europe. After arriving in London, she was able to find writing jobs under an assumed name, along with her expatriated colleagues.

Leaving Home is a personal story about a young mother and her two small children, but it is also about the many famous—and not so famous—people whose lives intertwined with theirs: Judy Garland, John Garfield, Rod Serling, Norman Mailer, Greta Garbo, and several others. This is an intimate story of a woman who refused to be subdued by her circumstances and determined to rebuild her life in the wake of McCarthyism. It is also a story about a woman who found and lost love and will appeal to any readers wanting to learn more about Hollywood history during one of its darkest periods.

About the Author:

Anne Edwards has written screenplays, novels, and children's books. She is the author of several bestselling biographies, including Judy Garland: A Biography, Vivien Leigh: A Biography, and Early Reagan: The Rise to Power, all published by Taylor Trade.

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