By Christina Rice
Possessing a different good looks and subtle performing talents, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) came upon luck in Hollywood at a time whilst many actors have been nonetheless suffering to evolve to the period of talkies. probably destined for A-list status, critics touted her as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after movie rich person Howard Hughes solid 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 duties to Warner Bros. for a longer honeymoon. Later, she initiated a felony dispute over her agreement, an motion that used to be unparalleled at a time whilst 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 lifestyles and occupation of 1 of the 1st people who dared to problem the studio method that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top through the early Thirties, whilst the movie used to be particularly uncensored and unfastened to provide videos with extra bold storylines. She performed numerous lady 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 by means of casting her in less important roles.
Following the casting conflicts and ailment, Dvorak filed a lawsuit opposed to the Warner Bros. studio, surroundings a precedent for different stars who finally rebelled opposed to the validated Hollywood approach. 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