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Leading Ladies

The 50 Most Unforgettable Actresses of the Studio Era

By Turner Classic Movies,Foreword by Robert Osborne,Introduction by Molly Haskell

7 x 9 in; 240 pp;
200 B/W and color photographs
Paperback
March 2006
ISBN 9780811852487
ISBN10 0811852482

SKU# 9780811852487

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Sexy, stylish, and powerfulfrom Lillian Gish to Katharine Hepburn, Myrna Loy to Lauren Bacall, Jean Harlow to Grace Kelly, each of the legendary actresses featured in this book left an indelible mark in film history and define roles for women on and off...
Leading Ladies


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Leading Ladies

Sexy, stylish, and powerfulfrom Lillian Gish to Katharine Hepburn, Myrna Loy to Lauren Bacall, Jean Harlow to Grace Kelly, each of the legendary actresses featured in this book left an indelible mark in film history and define roles for women on and off the screen. Produced by Turner Classic Movies, this playful and definitive guide to fifty unforgettable actresses mirrors the focus of a month-long film festival on the channel. The life and accomplishments of each actress is celebrated in an insightful career overview, accompanied by an annotated list of essential films, filmographies, behind the scenes facts and style notes, Academy Award wins and nominations. Full of delightful trivia, film stills, posters, and glamorous photos, Leading Ladies pays tribute to the most charismatic, enduring, and elegant actresses of the silver screen.

 

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7 x 9 in; 240 pp;
200 B/W and color photographs
Paperback
March 2006
ISBN 9780811852487
ISBN10 0811852482
Robert Osborne is the prime-time host and anchor of Turner Classic Movies and a columnist-critic for the Hollywood Reporter.

Molly Haskell is co-host of TCM's "The Essentials" series and the author of several books on women and film.

Turner Classic Movies is widely considered the definitive resource for classic films, featuring movies from all the major studios, unedited and commercial free.

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Leading Ladies Lead the Way

Leading Ladies Lead the Way

10/11/11| Andy Parr
What an excellent book packed full of punchy facts and detail about 50 top movie stars of the Studio era. Each star has four pages dedicated to them. The first is a full page photograph, all of which are first rate and most of which are rare or seldom seen studio portraits, Page two is a monograph of around 400 words detailing their life and career. Then page three gives a selection of the key movies of their career and page four provides "style notes" and a look at the star off-screen, title "behind the scenes" With more interesting pictures, these pages are a wonderful introduction to stars you may think you know well and others you may know less so. You are sure to find out something you didn't know about almost every one of the 50 Leading Ladies represented here. Overall, a fantastic labor of love and a real jewel amongst so many ordinary movie books around today.