By Christina Rice
Possessing a different attractiveness and sophisticated performing abilities, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) came upon good fortune in Hollywood at a time whilst many actors have been nonetheless suffering to evolve to the period of talkies. doubtless destined for A-list repute, critics touted her as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after movie wealthy person Howard Hughes forged her as Cesca within the gangster movie Scarface (1932). Dvorak's trip to superstardom used to be derailed whilst she walked out on her contractual responsibilities to Warner Bros. for a longer honeymoon. Later, she initiated a criminal dispute over her agreement, an motion that used to be remarkable at a time while studios exercised whole keep watch over 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 method that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top in the course of the early Nineteen Thirties, while the movie used to be rather uncensored and unfastened to supply videos with extra bold storylines. She performed numerous woman 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 ailment, Dvorak filed a lawsuit opposed to the Warner Bros. studio, atmosphere a precedent for different stars who ultimately rebelled opposed to the demonstrated Hollywood process. 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