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The Resource Forever Mame : The Life of Rosalind Russell

Forever Mame : The Life of Rosalind Russell

Label
Forever Mame : The Life of Rosalind Russell
Title
Forever Mame
Title remainder
The Life of Rosalind Russell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When it comes to living life to its fullest, Rosalind Russell's character Auntie Mame is still the silver screen's exemplar. And Mame, the role Russell (1907-1976) would always be remembered for, embodies the rich and rewarding life Bernard F. Dick reveals in the first biography of this Golden Age star, Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell. Drawing on personal interviews and information from the archives of Russell and her producer-husband Frederick Brisson, Dick begins with Russell's childhood in Waterbury, Connecticut, and chronicles her early attempts to achieve recognition after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Frustrated by her inability to land a lead in a Broadway show, she headed for Hollywood in 1934 and two years later played her first starring role, the title character in Craig's Wife. Dick discusses all of her films along with her triumphal return to Broadway, first in the musical Wonderful Town and later in Auntie Mame. Forever Mame details Russell's social circle of such stars as Loretta Young, Cary Grant, and Frank Sinatra. It traces an extraordinary career, ending with Russell's courageous battle against the two diseases that eventually caused her death: rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. Russell devoted her last years to campaigning for arthritis research. So successful was she in her efforts to alert lawmakers to this crippling disease that a leading San Francisco research center is named after her. Bernard F. Dick is a professor of communication and English at Fairleigh Dickinson University and is the author of Hal Wallis: Producer to the Stars, Engulfed: The Death of Paramount Picturesand the Birth of Corporate Hollywood , and other books
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
LC call number
PN2287.R86 -- D53 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Forever Mame : The Life of Rosalind Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Chapter 1. The Gal from Waterbury -- Chapter 2. Riding the Broadway-Hollywood Local -- Chapter 3. The Lady and the Lion -- Chapter 4. The Lady and the Mogul -- Chapter 5. Losing to Loretta -- Chapter 6. Becoming Rosalind Russell Brisson -- Chapter 7. A Return to the Roots -- Chapter 8. The Last of Boss Lady -- Chapter 9. Auntie Roz and Mama Rose -- Chapter 10. Mother Mame -- Chapter 11. Trusting Him -- Major Radio Appearances -- Major Television Appearances -- Filmography -- Source Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
zmeld1 b4285969
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781578068906
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC515585
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL515585
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10218413
  • (OCoLC)219657481
Label
Forever Mame : The Life of Rosalind Russell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Chapter 1. The Gal from Waterbury -- Chapter 2. Riding the Broadway-Hollywood Local -- Chapter 3. The Lady and the Lion -- Chapter 4. The Lady and the Mogul -- Chapter 5. Losing to Loretta -- Chapter 6. Becoming Rosalind Russell Brisson -- Chapter 7. A Return to the Roots -- Chapter 8. The Last of Boss Lady -- Chapter 9. Auntie Roz and Mama Rose -- Chapter 10. Mother Mame -- Chapter 11. Trusting Him -- Major Radio Appearances -- Major Television Appearances -- Filmography -- Source Notes -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
zmeld1 b4285969
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (215 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781578068906
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC515585
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL515585
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10218413
  • (OCoLC)219657481

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