Baker & Taylor An entertaining and fascinating account of the life of one of Hollywood's most accomplished and long-lasting stars follows Gloria Stuart from her early film work and her marriage to a respected screenwriter to her triumphant return in Titanic. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
Blackwell North Amer Since her youthful days as a headstrong "flapper" in Santa Monica, California, Gloria Stuart had dreamed of doing "something big and great," and by her early twenties she was a Hollywood movie star - "capital M, capital S." But who could have known that she would have to wait almost seventy years for the role of a lifetime, that of Old Rose in James Cameron's epic film Titanic. And who could have known that at the age of eight-seven, Gloria Stuart would become the oldest actor ever nominated for an Academy Award. In this candid, irreverent memoir, she describes her early Hollywood years with delicious, gossipy energy. A legendary beauty, she was featured in forty-six films, including such classics as The Invisible Man, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and cult favorite James Whale's Old Dark House. Her husband, Arthur Sheekman, worked on most of the Marx Brothers' hits and was, in fact, known as "the fifth Marx brother." Gloria peppers her memoir with memorable anecdotes about Groucho Marx, Dorothy Parker, Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, the brilliant food writer M.F.K. Fisher, humorist Robert Benchley, and many others.
Baker & Taylor One of Hollywood's most accomplished and long-lasting stars relates her experiences from her early film work and her marriage to a respected screenwriter to her triumphant return in "Titanic"