Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young

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Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young

Format:  Hardcover,

269 pages

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

Publish Date: Aug 2011

ISBN-13: 9781617030796

ISBN-10: 1617030791

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Loretta Young (1913-2000) was an Academy Award-winning actress known for devout Catholicism and her performances in "The Farmer's Daughter," "The Bishop's Wife," and "Come to the Stable," and for her long-running and tremendously popular television series. But that was not the whole story.

"Hollywood Madonna" explores the full saga of Loretta Young's professional and personal life. She made her film debut at age four, became a star at fifteen, and many awards and accolades later, made her final television movie at age seventy-six. This biography withholds none of the details of her affair with Clark Gable and the daughter that powerful love produced. Bernard F. Dick places Young's affair in the proper context of the time and the choices available to women in 1935, especially a noted Catholic like Young, whose career would have been in ruins if the public knew of her tryst. With the birth of a daughter, who would have been branded a love child, Loretta Young reached the crossroads of disclosure and deception, choosing the latter path. That choice resulted in an illustrious career for her and a tortured childhood for her daughter.


Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi
Publish Date: Aug 2011
ISBN-13: 9781617030796
ISBN-10: 1617030791
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 269
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.36 x 1.06 x 9.37
Walmart No.: 9781617030796

Chapter outline

Prefacep. ix
Life without Fatherp. 3
The Creation of Loretta Youngp. 10
Loretta Talks!p. 18
Sacrificial Wives, Shop Girls, and Proud Proletariansp. 26
Loaned Outp. 39
Last Days at Warner'sp. 48
Darryl Zanuck's Costume Queenp. 53
The Men in Her Lifep. 65
Heeding the Call of the Wildp. 71
The Great Liep. 79
Return from the Ashesp. 88
Addio, Darrylp. 103
The Price of Freedomp. 112
Loretta Goes to Warp. 125
Age cannot wither" (but Hollywood Canp. 132
Thrice Blessed: A Reunion, a Replacement, and an Oscarp. 139
The Return to Fox-and Zanuckp. 154
Slow Fade to Small Screenp. 163
Radio Daysp. 170
Another Medium, Another Conquestp. 186
The Road to Retirementp. 207
ANew Lifep. 218
The Last Reelp. 230
Notesp. 245
Filmographyp. 256
Major Radio Appearancesp. 259
Major Television Appearancesp. 261
Indexp. 262

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