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The Resource Leaving home : a Hollywood blacklisted writer's years abroad, Anne Edwards

Leaving home : a Hollywood blacklisted writer's years abroad, Anne Edwards

Label
Leaving home : a Hollywood blacklisted writer's years abroad
Title
Leaving home
Title remainder
a Hollywood blacklisted writer's years abroad
Statement of responsibility
Anne Edwards
Title variation
Hollywood blacklisted writer's years abroad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Edwards is the author of several bestselling biographies of notable figures, including film stars Judy Garland, Vivien Leigh, and Katharine Hepburn, as well as Queen Mary and Gone with the Wind novelist Margaret Mitchell. A fastidious researcher and accomplished writer, Edwards received a Pulitzer prize nomination for her book Early Reagan: The Rise of an American Hero. In this new memoir, Edwards turns the spotlight on herself, chronicling her 20-year exile from the United States from the 1950s until the early 1970s. After working for MGM as a junior writer, Edwards sold two original screenplays and was employed as a story editor on a television program. An attack of polio left her physically compromised and struggling to make ends meet, so the divorced mother of two left her homeland to find work in Europe. After arriving in London, she was able to find writing jobs under an assumed name, along with her expatriated colleagues. Leaving Home is a personal story about a young mother and her two small children, but it is also about the many famous and not so famous people whose lives intertwined with theirs: Judy Garland, John Garfield, Rod Serling, Norman Mailer, Greta Garbo, and several others. This is an intimate story of a woman who refused to be subdued by her circumstances and determined to rebuild her life in the wake of McCarthyism. It is also a story about a woman who found and lost love and will appeal to any readers wanting to learn more about Hollywood history during one of its darkest periods
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3555.D87
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edwards, Anne
  • Authors, American
  • Screenwriters
  • Expatriate authors
  • Blacklisting of authors
Label
Leaving home : a Hollywood blacklisted writer's years abroad, Anne Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The departure -- An American in a queen's land -- In a London kind of fog -- A dream is born -- Gentlemen don't always prefer blonds -- "My kid seems to like your kid" -- "Everything in life is a gamble" -- A time for dreams-- and Norman Mailer -- Love and other emotions -- Funny girl -- Hollywood calling -- A question of adultery -- The end of an affair -- Judy, Judy, Judy! -- The emerald city of Madrid -- Swiss interlude -- On the Riviera -- Going home -- Last call
Control code
sky243985952
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 275 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780810881990
Lccn
2011043169
Other physical details
ports., photos
Label
Leaving home : a Hollywood blacklisted writer's years abroad, Anne Edwards
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The departure -- An American in a queen's land -- In a London kind of fog -- A dream is born -- Gentlemen don't always prefer blonds -- "My kid seems to like your kid" -- "Everything in life is a gamble" -- A time for dreams-- and Norman Mailer -- Love and other emotions -- Funny girl -- Hollywood calling -- A question of adultery -- The end of an affair -- Judy, Judy, Judy! -- The emerald city of Madrid -- Swiss interlude -- On the Riviera -- Going home -- Last call
Control code
sky243985952
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 275 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780810881990
Lccn
2011043169
Other physical details
ports., photos

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