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Portrait of Jennifer / A Biography of Jennifer Jones

Epstein, Edward Z.

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ISBN 10: 0671740563 / ISBN 13: 9780671740566
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1995
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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Remainder mark to bottom page edges, but boards resist opening past 75 degrees; as-new unread. Number line complete 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2; the first printing. Powerful producer David O. Selznick fell in love with Oscar-winner Jones ("Song of Bernadette"), put her under contract, and "spent the rest of his life reshaping her persona and her career in an effort to make her an even bigger star." Author Epstein indicates it got a bit dark. 465 pp. including index. Reduced from $30. Bookseller Inventory # 004645

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Title: Portrait of Jennifer / A Biography of ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Capturing the joys and sorrows of a Hollywood legend, a biography of Jennifer Jones tells of a starlet dazzled by an older producer who won an Oscar for her first movie and spent a lifetime searching for her own identity. 20,000 first printing.

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The real-life characters in this tale are Jones herself, who won the Academy Award for her first major movie, The Song of Bernadette (and received four subsequent Oscar nominations); David O. Selznick, the fabled producer of Gone With the Wind, who fell in love with Jones, put her under contract, and spent the rest of his life reshaping her persona and career in an effort to make her an even bigger star (Jennifer's directors included John Huston, William Wyler, Ernst Lubitsch, King Vidor, Vincente Minnelli, and Michael Powell); Robert Walker, Jones's first husband, himself a successful actor, who felt betrayed by his wife and who - bitter, broken, and an alcoholic - died under mysterious circumstances in 1951 (some claim it was murder); and Norton Simon, her last husband, a billionaire businessman/art collector, who introduced Jennifer to a world of culture and high society. After Selznick's death and her marriage to Simon (the couple shared an intense interest in psychoanalysis), Jones, after three decades, finally gave up her screen career (Simon later optioned Terms of Endearment as a potential comeback vehicle for her). Jennifer's tumultuous personal life was to suffer a near-fatal blow when one of her three adult children committed suicide.

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