By Christina Rice
Possessing a distinct attractiveness and subtle performing abilities, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) came across good fortune in Hollywood at a time while many actors have been nonetheless suffering to conform to the period of talkies. possible destined for A-list status, 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 was once derailed while 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 unparalleled at a time while studios exercised entire regulate over actors' careers.
As the 1st full-length biography of an often-overlooked actress, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel explores the lifestyles and profession of 1 of the 1st people who dared to problem the studio procedure that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top through the early Nineteen Thirties, while the movie used to be rather uncensored and unfastened to supply videos with extra bold storylines. She performed a number of 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 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, environment a precedent for different stars who finally rebelled opposed to the verified 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