By Lynn Kear
Evelyn Brent's lifestyles and profession have been going relatively good in 1928. She used to be fortunately residing with author Dorothy Herzog following her divorce from manufacturer Bernard Fineman, and the tiny brunette had wowed fanatics and critics within the silent movies The Underworld and The final Command. She'd additionally been a sensation in Paramount's first discussion movie, Interference. yet by way of the top of that 12 months Brent used to be headed for a fast, downward spiral finishing in financial ruin and low paintings as an additional. What occurred is a classy tale laced with undesirable success, negative judgements, and treachery specific within the first and merely full-length biography.
Read Online or Download Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook PDF
Best film & television books
Evelyn Brent's lifestyles and occupation have been going relatively good in 1928. She used to be fortunately dwelling with author Dorothy Herzog following her divorce from manufacturer Bernard Fineman, and the tiny brunette had wowed fanatics and critics within the silent motion pictures The Underworld and The final Command. She'd additionally been a sensation in Paramount's first discussion movie, Interference.
The published asserting Worktext offers you the abilities, strategies, and techniques essential to input this hugely aggressive box of broadcast functionality. as well as the rules of fine functionality, this ebook addresses the significance of viewers and the way to speak successfully to varied teams.
Peter Hutchings' many faceted account of Hammer's 1958 gothic horror vintage explores the ways that the historical past of the Dracula tale, in addition to the Hammer company's personal fortunes affected the character of the movie, and appears heavily on the movie itself and the specified functionality sorts of its stars, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
Lately non-fiction background programmes have flourished on tv. This interdisciplinary learn of historical past programming identifies and examines varied genres hired by means of manufacturers and tracks their commissioning, construction, advertising and distribution histories. With comparative references to different ecu countries and North the USA, the authors concentrate on British heritage programming during the last twenty years and examine the connection among the academy and media pros.
- Studying Film (Studying the Media Series)
- Revolutionary Cycles in Chinese Cinema, 1951–1979
- Romantics and modernists in British cinema
- Taboo Comedy: Television and Controversial Humour
- Cinema After Fascism: The Shattered Screen
Additional resources for Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook
It is the belief of the supporters and editors of this magazine that the hope of a free screen lies ﬁrst and foremost in a free screen press. It is the intention of this magazine to mould its editorial policy towards the one sole object to the improvement of screen conditions and a higher quality of screen products. In this struggle individual vanities and personal pride must frequently suffer. The motion picture is no longer a commercialized industry. It has become a public institution and a public trust and as such is subject to public scrutiny and public comment.
62 The title was changed to Forbidden Cargo by the time it was released in February 1925. A letter purportedly written by Brent, but likely from the pen of a publicity writer, stated: “I must go up to the land again, to the lonely land that is nigh, and all I ask is an automobile, and a wheel to steer it by. Paraphrasing the immortal words of John Mansﬁeld,63 that is the way I feel about this bilious body of ﬂuid they call the sea. Don’t say the word sea to me again! Don’t ever, Stella [the name of the columnist to whom the letter was supposedly written], let them sell you this ‘fair wind and a ﬂowing sea’ stuff and all that sort of thing.
37 One of the most scandalous events in Brent’s life occurred about a month later. In late 1923, Screenland Magazine reported that she’d had an affair with former employer Douglas Fairbanks. The magazine published a blurb which claimed Fairbanks and Mary Pickford had argued over his attentions to Brent. Other publications picked up the story, though they avoided naming the principals. The Fairbanks promptly telegraphed their attorneys and indicated they were suing for libel. 38 Pickford seemed to take the greatest offense.
Evelyn Brent: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Lady Crook by Lynn Kear