Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel (Screen Classics) by Christina Rice

By Christina Rice

Possessing a different good looks and subtle appearing abilities, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) discovered good fortune in Hollywood at a time whilst many actors have been nonetheless suffering to evolve to the period of talkies. possible destined for A-list popularity, critics touted her as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after movie wealthy person Howard Hughes solid her as Cesca within the gangster movie Scarface (1932). Dvorak's trip to superstardom was once derailed while she walked out on her contractual duties to Warner Bros. for a longer honeymoon. Later, she initiated a felony dispute over her agreement, an motion that was once exceptional at a time while studios exercised whole regulate over actors' careers.

As the 1st full-length biography of an often-overlooked actress, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel explores the existence and profession of 1 of the 1st people who dared to problem the studio approach that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top through the early Nineteen Thirties, while the movie was once really uncensored and loose to supply videos with extra bold storylines. She performed numerous woman leads in movies together with The unusual Love of Molly Louvain (1932), Three on a Match (1932), and Heat Lightning (1934), yet after her walk-out, Warner Bros retaliated through casting her in less important roles.

Following the casting conflicts and sickness, Dvorak filed a lawsuit opposed to the Warner Bros. studio, surroundings a precedent for different stars who ultimately rebelled opposed to the verified Hollywood method. during this insightful memoir, Christina Rice explores the lively uprising of a skilled actress whose promising profession fell sufferer to the studio empire.

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