By Christina Rice
Possessing a different good looks and sophisticated appearing talents, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) discovered luck in Hollywood at a time while many actors have been nonetheless suffering to conform to the period of talkies. doubtless destined for A-list status, critics touted her as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after movie multi-millionaire Howard Hughes forged her as Cesca within the gangster movie Scarface (1932). Dvorak's trip to superstardom used to be derailed while 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 was once extraordinary 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 lifestyles and occupation of 1 of the 1st people who dared to problem the studio procedure that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top throughout the early Nineteen Thirties, while the movie used to be fairly uncensored and unfastened to supply video clips 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 method. during this insightful memoir, Christina Rice explores the lively uprising of a skilled actress whose promising profession fell sufferer to the studio empire.
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Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel (Screen Classics) by Christina Rice