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The Films of Gloria Swanson

Lawrence Quirk

The Films of Gloria Swanson

by Lawrence Quirk

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Citadel Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Films, cinema,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7941433M
    ISBN 100806510773
    ISBN 109780806510774
    OCLC/WorldCa233791272


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He began by painting and illustration at the National Academy of Design in New York. However, his endeavors into making a living as a portrait painter were unsuccessful. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 29 cm: Contents: The Life and Career of Gloria Swanson --The ; Sweedie Goes to College ; The Romance of an American Duchess ; The Broken Pledge ; A Dash of Courage ; Hearts and Sparks ; A Social Club ; The Danger Girl ; Love on Skates.

Interesting short book about the woman described as the "female face of the silent era" raking in more than $1 million per year at one time. Book gives more meaning to her comeback film "Sunset Boulevard"and now I have renewed interest to watch her old silent films like "Teddy at the Throttle", "Stagestruck" (filmed with exceedingly rare 2-color technicolor process) and "The /5(7).

She also produced her own films, including Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya and inshe transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. She’s best known for her role as Norma Desmond in the classic film, Sunset Boulevard. (She also starred as herself in her last film role in Airport ) I have a Gloria Swanson story.

Gloria Swanson didn't appear to have much reason to embellish the truth when she claimed in "Swanson on Swanson," an autobiography published by Random House in Author: Janice Harayda. Oderman, Stuart, "Gloria Swanson," in Films in Review (New York), March Frank, Michael, "Gloria Swanson: The Queen of Sunset Boulevard,".

As the preferred starlet of famed director Cecil B. DeMille, Gloria Swanson was the undeniable Queen of the Silent Era. Yet for all of the glamorous star’s striking looks and acting chops, her life was full of more drama and tragedy than the films she starred in.

Get ready for your close-up with these 60 facts about Gloria Swanson, bewitching empress of early Hollywood. Gloria Swanson was a beautiful woman who stood at 4 11 tall and graced with large blue eyes and brown hair. Although her features contrasted with those of the uniformly sweet-faced ingenues of that era, she adapted to films /5.

Popular Gloria Swanson & Silent film videos Gloria Swanson - Topic; videos; 2, views; Last updated on Actress Gloria Swanson was born Gloria May Josephine Swanson on Main Chicago, the only child of Joseph Theodore and Adelaide Klanowsky Swanson.

Her father's position as a civilian supply officer with the army took the family to Key West, FL and San Juan, Puerto Rico, but the majority of Swanson's childhood was spent in Chicago. Gloria Swanson's life unfolds in a series of scenes that could have been lifted from her films.

Gloria May Josephine Swanson, born Ma "under the sign of. Swanson was the mother of three children, an avid advocate of natural medicines and healthful living with a keen interest in the arts. Sadly, Gloria Swanson has passed on and her book is not readily available in the major bookstores. The time taken to obtain a copy for your own is well worth the by: Gloria Swanson, the shy little girl from Chicago who began learning about the movies when the movies were still learning about themselves and went on to Author: Gerald Faris.

This book brings Swanson () back into the spotlight, revealing her as a complex, creative, entrepreneurial, and thoroughly modern woman. Swanson cavorted in slapstick short films with Charlie Chaplin and Mack Sennett in the s.

The popularity of her films with Cecil B. DeMille helped create the star system. Gloria Swanson: Ready for Her Close-Up shows how a talented, self-confident actress negotiated a creative path through seven decades of celebrity.

It also illuminates a little-known chapter in American media history: how the powerful women of early Hollywood transformed their remarkable careers after their stars dimmed/5. A great book if you want to know about all those silent film stars but do not remember them then this is the book for you.

Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo, and Gloria Swanson Grace the leaves of this book!/5. Sunset Boulevard (stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.) is a American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Music by: Franz Waxman.

Gloria Swanson starred in the silent movie 'Sadie Thompson'. Her movie career began in ending in the before switching to television - up till her death in aged [jamezorlando] You can hold one of these ecigs and look like GLORIA SWANSON" - Sen.

Rockefeller (who's Gloria Swanson. Gloria Swanson (Male & Female (), Sunset Boulevard ()) stars in the film Sadie Thompson. Swanson plays the female lead in this silent film, the story of a young woman on the run away from the law back in San Francisco, whose life takes a strange twist when she meets moralist Mr.

Davidson (Lionel Barrymore).Click on the TABS below to read my FULL. Having worked with Chaplin in one of his silent films, Gloria Swanson went on to work for Cecil B.

DeMille as the leading lady in a string of his films. He was responsible for her success, but as Bebe Daniels testified, she was accessible enough to work with on the set. Gloria Swanson, American Actress and Film Star Photographic Print. Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and posters at .Sunset Blvd.

Awards and Nominations. Sunset Blvd. () Awards. Showing all 18 wins and 19 nominations. Academy Awards, USA Winner Oscar Gloria Swanson: Jussi Awards Winner Diploma of Merit: Best Foreign Actress Gloria Swanson: National Board of Review, USA Winner NBR Award: Best Film: Best Actress.This book brings Swanson () back into the spotlight, revealing her as a complex, creative, entrepreneurial, and thoroughly modern woman.

Swanson cavorted in slapstick short films with Charlie Chaplin and Mack Sennett in the s. The popularity of her films with Cecil B. DeMille helped create the star by: 1.