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By Christina Rice

ISBN-10: 0813144264

ISBN-13: 9780813144269

Possessing a different attractiveness and subtle appearing talents, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) came upon good fortune in Hollywood at a time while many actors have been nonetheless suffering to conform to the period of talkies. probably destined for A-list popularity, critics touted her as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after movie magnate Howard Hughes solid her as Cesca within the gangster movie Scarface (1932). Dvorak's trip to superstardom was once derailed whilst she walked out on her contractual tasks to Warner Bros. for a longer honeymoon. Later, she initiated a criminal dispute over her agreement, an motion that used to be unparalleled at a time whilst studios exercised whole keep an eye on over actors' careers.

As the 1st full-length biography of an often-overlooked actress, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel explores the existence and profession of 1 of the 1st people who dared to problem the studio process that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top throughout the early Nineteen Thirties, while the movie used to be really uncensored and unfastened to supply videos with extra bold storylines. She performed a number of girl leads in movies 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 disease, Dvorak filed a lawsuit opposed to the Warner Bros. studio, atmosphere a precedent for different stars who ultimately rebelled opposed to the proven 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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