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Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young (Hollywood Legends) (Hardcover) Book

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Curl up with this fascinating Loretta Young biography to get the inside scoop about one of the most glamorous old Hollywood actresses. This hardcover book features 269 pages, detailing both the public and private lives of Young. Born in 1913, Young became an undeniable star at a young age. Her many beloved movie roles earned her an Academy Award and the love of the public. Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young goes behind the scenes to explore Young's controversial affair with Clark Gable. When the affair resulted in a daughter, Young struggled to maintain her clean Catholic image in 1930s America. Surrounded by controversy, Young was nonetheless a shining star until her death in 2000. Perfect for being displayed on the coffee table, this tell-all book is a must-have for any cinema fan.

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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.

  • Author: Bernard F. Dick
  • Publisher: University Press Of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781617030796
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Technical Specs
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 269 Pages
  • Version: Biography & Autobiography
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Beautiful and a great actress!

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      First enjoyed her in "Come to the Stable" then her
      television program with the swirling entrance from those double doors. Now, each time a film is presented on TCM, it has to be viewed. She had a special grace and persona.

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