By Christina Rice
Possessing a distinct good looks and sophisticated performing talents, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) chanced on luck in Hollywood at a time whilst many actors have been nonetheless suffering to evolve to the period of talkies. possible destined for A-list status, critics touted her as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after movie tycoon Howard Hughes solid her as Cesca within the gangster movie Scarface (1932). Dvorak's trip to superstardom used to be derailed while she walked out on her contractual tasks to Warner Bros. for a longer honeymoon. Later, she initiated a felony dispute over her agreement, an motion that used to be extraordinary at a time while studios exercised entire regulate over actors' careers.
As the 1st full-length biography of an often-overlooked actress, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel explores the lifestyles and occupation of 1 of the 1st people who dared to problem the studio procedure that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top throughout the early Nineteen Thirties, while the movie was once rather uncensored and loose to provide videos with extra bold storylines. She performed a number of lady leads in motion pictures 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, environment a precedent for different stars who ultimately rebelled opposed to the verified Hollywood procedure. during this insightful memoir, Christina Rice explores the lively uprising of a skilled actress whose promising occupation fell sufferer to the studio empire.
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Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel (Screen Classics) by Christina Rice