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Audiobooks by Fred Lawrence Guiles

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Joan Crawford: The Last Word: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection Audiobook

Joan Crawford: The Last Word: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection

Author: Fred Lawrence Guiles Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin Release Date: May 2020

For most of her adult life, Joan Crawford was a star who dedicated herself entirely to her career. But since her death, her luster has been tarnished. Here, at last, is a biography that sets the record straight. In her heyday, Joan Crawford was probably the most imitated woman in the world. Magazine covers featured her face, and high-school and college girls copied her makeup and clothing. Born Lucille Fay LeSueur in Kansas City, she spent her childhood on the edge of poverty. But an iron will developed in adolescence drove her to New York City and eventual work in a chorus line. Spotted by a Hollywood talent scout, she was soon on her way to the film capital. Four times married (to actors Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Franchot Tone, and Philip Terry and Pepsi-Cola executive Alfred Steele) and driven by powerful sexuality, Joan Crawford lived her life on the razor's edge. Yet she was a woman of great generosity who cared deeply for her four adopted children, although her ideas about discipline were colored by her own harsh upbringing. Her professional career spanned more than forty years and included such classics as Grand Hotel, Mildred Pierce, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Her remarkable progression from silent films to talkies to television exemplified her ability to adapt, chameleon-like, to the ever-changing demands of the industry that in many senses invented her. A supplemental PDF is included with this audiobook.

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Jane Fonda: The Actress in her Time: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection Audiobook

Jane Fonda: The Actress in her Time: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection

Author: Fred Lawrence Guiles Narrator: Tanya Eby Release Date: May 2020

It would take a restless camera to document Jane Fonda's life for she is a woman of formidable energy, but Fred Lawrence Guiles' expert commentary captures her in motion. We pursue her in a tireless route of study, self-discovery, and social awareness that causes her to ultimately reject the lifestyle of her first husband Roger Vadim for the role of political activist with her present husband Tom Hayden. We witness how the shift in political climate transforms her from history's scourge to history's darling. Yet, despite governmental harassment and public scorn for her radical beliefs, she, nonetheless, achieves international acclaim for her acting and twice received the Academy Award for Best Actress. Candid interviews with friends, relatives, and colleagues enrich this admiring but honest portrait. An unmistakable impression remains that Jane Fonda will continue to grow, and the world will continue to watch. A supplemental PDF is included with this audiobook.

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Marion Davies: A Biography: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection Audiobook

Marion Davies: A Biography: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection

Author: Fred Lawrence Guiles Narrator: Romy Nordlinger Release Date: May 2020

Marion Davies was, in so many ways, created by and for William Randolph Hearst-their symbiotic relationship spanned from 1915 when W.R. first ogled her chorus-girl charms until his death in 1951. But she was much more quickly superannuated, cinema-historically speaking, by the Orson Welles-Herman Mankiewicz dumb-blonde caricature in Citizen Kane, paradoxically the most important film in her life. Fred Lawrence Guiles presents the life story of one of the most deft comedians in silent pictures-touching on Brooklyn, show biz, the engaging stammer, private-then-public Hearst inamorata, Hollywood, the Chaplin liaison, encounters with the famous, San Simeon, W.R.'s demise, the constant drinking (she hid her gin from Hearst in the water tank of the toilet), her quick marriage to Captain Horace Brown, and, finally, her death from cancer in 1961. A supplemental PDF is included with this audiobook.

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Norma Jean: The Life of Marilyn Monroe: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection Audiobook

Norma Jean: The Life of Marilyn Monroe: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection

Author: Fred Lawrence Guiles Narrator: Madeleine Lambert Release Date: May 2020

What you may have known about Marilyn Monroe before was only the tip of the iceberg. For twenty years, the men and women who knew Marilyn best saw what they knew suppressed because certain important people were still living and the tenor of the times prohibited frankness. Instead, rumors ballooned. This book finally sets the record straight. Fred Lawrence Guiles- whom Norman Mailer acknowledges as the chief source of facts about Marilyn Monroe- has written about the life behind the legend. He reveals what really happened in the careening career of the pretty waif named Norma Jean Mortensen, who married the boy next door, became a model, an actress, and a movie star, married an incompatible legend named Joe DiMaggio, sought to improve the mind that came with her near-perfect body, married playwright Arthur Miller, lent herself to the Svengali-like ministrations of Paula and Lee Strasberg, became the mistress of John and then Robert Kennedy when they ran the country, and kept camera crews and studios waiting- but couldn't keep death waiting, for it took her under the most unusual circumstances at the age of thirty-six. A legend, by definition, is unaltered by fact, but enthralled listeners will find the revelations in this book- coming to understand at last what happened to the Queen of Need- no deterrent to loving Marilyn Monroe. A supplemental PDF that includes artistic depictions of nudity is included with this audiobook.

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Tyrone Power: The Last Idol: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection Audiobook

Tyrone Power: The Last Idol: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection

Author: Fred Lawrence Guiles Narrator: Johnny Heller Release Date: May 2020

Tyrone Power was as versatile in life as he was on the screen. He was a multifaceted man and was the last idol created by the vast star-making machine Twentieth Century Fox. Coming from a family of multi-generational actors, Tyrone Power broke the proverbial mold. His on-screen charisma in the '30s and '40s propelled him to the forefront of must-have actors. His on-screen accomplishments were many, yet he did not hesitate to enter the military when his country went to war. After the war, he continued in his career, but the years took their toll. This look into the actor's life by one of the most renowned Hollywood biographers of all time is a must-have for everyone interested in film, old Hollywood, or acting. A supplemental PDF is included with this audiobook.

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Stan: The Life of Stan Laurel: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection Audiobook

Stan: The Life of Stan Laurel: Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection

Author: Fred Lawrence Guiles Narrator: Sean Pratt Release Date: April 2020

Surprisingly, this is the first full-length biography of the legendary comic who was the creative half of the universally loved duo Laurel and Hardy. Based upon scores of interviews with family and friends (including the intimate diaries of Virginia Ruth Laurel, whom Stan married three times), Stan tells the very human story of Laurel's struggle to survive against difficult odds, personal and professional. From precarious beginnings in vaudeville with Charlie Chaplin, skinny Stan changed his name and rose to enjoy success and universal acclaim with his big-bellied partner Oliver Hardy. Yet, beneath the exterior of the wistful comic whose sense of humor gave pleasure to so many millions was a man beset by financial worries, alcohol, and unhappy personal relationships that encompassed many dalliances and six marriages. This superb biography provides new insight into the supremely talented man behind the screen image and a fascinating panorama of show business in the first half of this century. A supplemental PDF is included with this audiobook.

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