Norma Shearer: A Life

Gavin Lambert

Published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1990
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Beautiful binding. First published 1990 in the U.S.A. by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. Printed and bound in the U.S.A. Like-new condition. Small stain, and minor marking on exterior back cover. Otherwise exceptional. Red leather binding with gold lettering on spine. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Drawing on the reminiscences of friends and colleagues, as well as on private archives, this evocative portrait of the great Hollywood star captures the triumphant film career and tragic private life of Norma Shearer

From Publishers Weekly: One of the few stars of the silent era to seque successfully into sound films, Norma Shearer (1902-1983) immersed herself in the art of cinematic illusion, emerging as one of MGM's most talented and glittering early stars. The centerpiece of such classic films as Marie Antoinette , Private Lives and The Women , Shearer was equally well-known for her marriage to boy-mogul cum Hollywood myth Irving Thalberg. Lambert's opening chapter, in which he meets the long-retired, septuagenarian film legend in a Hollywood restaurant, holds the promise of a guided tour to the outer reaches of ambition and vanity. But Shearer's mask is opaque, and Lambert ( On Cukor ) is unable to peel it away. Preposterously vain and steel-willed even from the grave, the actress ultimately triumphs over her biographer as the keeper of her own flame. Photos. (May) .
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Title: Norma Shearer: A Life
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition

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