Accustomed to Her Face: Thirty-Five Character Actresses of Golden Age Hollywood

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McFarland, 26.7.2016 - 288 sivua
Drawing on historical documents and newspaper reports, this book provides a fascinating portrait of a diverse group of character actresses who left their stamp on Hollywood from the early sound era through the 1960s. The lives of 35 actresses are explored in detail. Some are familiar: Margaret Hamilton starred in dozens of films before and after her signature role as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz; Una Merkel nearly died when her mother committed suicide in 1945. Others are nearly forgotten: Maude Eburne owed her career to a spectacular fall on the Broadway stage in 1914; Greta Meyer, who played the quintessential German maid, came to Hollywood after years in New York’s Yiddish theater—though she wasn’t Jewish.
 

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Introduction
1
What a Joy Jessie Busley 18711950
3
Georgia Caine 18761964
11
Patricia Collinge 18921974
18
Ruth Donnelly 18961982
25
Maude Eburne 18751960
31
Effie Ellsler 18551942
38
Edith Evanson 18961980
43
Eily Malyon 18791961
121
Una Merkel 190386
127
Greta Meyer 18831965
133
Dennie Moore 190278
139
Ona Munson 190355
143
Mary Nash 18841976
151
Barbara ONeil 191080
157
Rafaela Ottiano 18881942
162

Blanche Friderici 18731933
49
Grace George 18741961
54
Connie Gilchrist 18951985
59
Minna Gombell 18921973
66
Ethel Griffies 18781975
71
Sara Haden 18981981
76
Margaret Hamilton 190285
83
Rosalind Ivan 18801959
89
Isabel Jewell 190772
96
Violet Kemble Cooper 18861961
105
Doris Lloyd 18911968
111
Helen Lowell 18651937
116
Tempe Pigott 18691962
168
Anita SharpBolster 18951985
174
Libby Taylor 1900?
180
Zeffie Tilbury 18631950
188
Norma Varden 18981989
195
Nydia Westman 190270
201
Margaret Wycherly 18791956
207
Blanche Yurka 18871974
215
Chapter Notes
223
Bibliography
269
Index
271
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Axel Nissen is a professor of American literature in the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway.

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