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Hollywood Irish John Ford, Abbey Actors and the Irish Revival in Hollywood by Adrian Frazier
  

Hollywood Irish John Ford, Abbey Actors and the Irish Revival in Hollywood

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Hollywood Irish John Ford, Abbey Actors and the Irish Revival in Hollywood by Adrian Frazier

In 1935, in the course of a USA tour of the plays of Sean O'Casey and others, Abbey Theatre actors were celebrated by director John Ford at an RKO Studio luncheon. An extensive collaboration got underway between Ford and the Abbey's star players, such as Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald, and his brother Arthur Shields. Tempted by movie contracts, they resettled in Hollywood and became members of what was informally called Ford's 'stock company', appearing again and again in his key movies, such as The Long Voyage Home , How Green Was My Valley , She Wore a Yellow Ribbon , and The Quiet Man . This ground-breaking book, based on new archival sources, traces the life stories of those actors in their migration to Hollywood. It shows how signifying elements of the Irish Revival were personally carried into Golden Age cinema, and gives fresh readings to some of the great movies of the era.

About the Author

Adrian Frazier, Professor of English at the National University of Ireland, Galway, is the author of Behind the Scenes:Yeats, Horniman, and the Struggle for the Abbey Theatre (University of California, Berkeley, 1990) and George Moore, 1852-1933 (Yale University Press, 2000).

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Publication date

30th March 2011

Author

Adrian Frazier

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Publisher

The Lilliput Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Films, cinema
Individual actors & performers
Individual film directors, film-makers

ISBN

9781843511816

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