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Norma Shearer

Gavin Lambert

Norma Shearer

a life

by Gavin Lambert

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shearer, Norma

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p361-364. - Includes index.

    StatementGavin Lambert.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.S37
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv,381p. :
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22822222M
    ISBN 100340529474
    OCLC/WorldCa21293780

    This is the latest of Quirk's many books (Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis et al.) on Hollywood in its heyday, when the stars really glittered, none more brightly than Norma Shearer. Thoroughly resear. Norma Shearer: a life User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Norma Shearer was queen of the MGM lot in the s. Married to the studio's head of production, Irving Thalberg, Shearer starred in such movies as The Divorcee, The Women, and Idiot's Delight.

    Norma Shearer, a Canadian-American actress who converted to Judaism in to marry MGM mogul Irving Thalberg, holds the distinction of being not only the first Jewish woman to win an Oscar, but Author: PJ Grisar.   Norma Shearer, one of the famed Hollywood stars of the 20's and 30's, died of bronchial pneumonia Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Country Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., a Author: Eric Pace.

    – Norma Shearer by Gavin Lambert, page Norma Shearer, more than perhaps any other actress, became a star by sheer force of will. Born in in Montreal with a cast in her eye and a family with a history of mental illness, Shearer announced her intentions to be a star at an early age. One from the heart, and about as personal as celebrity bios get, as Quirk limns his friend Norma Shearer, who was his uncle James Quirk's love while he was editor-publisher of Photoplay (). Despite this closeness to his subject, Quirk writes warmly but unworshipfully, always giving Shearer's performances the compliment of honest opinion.


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I adore Norma Shearer. This is an excellent book, I read Norma Shearer book twice and want to read it again. It's very sad that she is not remembered like Joan Crawford.

Norma Shearer was a far better actress then Joan and she was so much more popular back then than anyone. She was the queen of MGM. I really would love it if someone did a movie about her life/5.

A good book, probably the definitive book available on Norma Shearer. One area missing was the role Norma had in playing "modern" women before the Hays Code came into effect. One gets the feeling Norma was a candle that burned on both ends/5(25). home; biography. overview; early life.

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This is the latest of Quirk's many books (Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis et al.) on Hollywood in its heyday, when the stars really glittered, none more brightly than Norma Shearer.

Thoroughly researched, the biography describes her life from her birth in Montreal in until her death at age /5(8). Norma Shearer died inGreta Garbo earlier this year. During the '30s, the two were the prestige actresses on the MGM lot at a time when MGM was the home of dozens of stars.

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Norma Shearer was a motion-picture star of the Hollywood studio era. She was the first star created by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the industry’s most successful studio. Audiences responded to her beauty, poise, and versatility, making her a star within two years of her M-G-M debut.

“It was amazing,” Mickey said, per the book. “Every girl looked like a film star. Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer. They were dead ringers.” Mickey was also in constant hock to his bookies, and even sparked the ire of the mob several times.

Norma Shearer - Queen of MGM. 5, likes talking about this. Norma Shearer, Canadian born Hollywood ers: K. Norma Shearer - The Ultimate Movie Star. K likes. This page is dedicated to the memory of Norma ers: K. Norma Shearer is not as well remembered as she should be today, but after reading this book, you will be craving for more.

This book is the best source there is out there for a look at this Queen of the MGM Lot (as she was called during her reign throughout the '30's) even though it has flaws.5/5(5).

Norma Shearer represented the middle and upper-middle class, and thus, many women fantasized about themselves while seeing her on film. For that she was more dangerous.

The next film Norma made would set the tone for her several films to follow: The Barretts of Wimpole Street, based on the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Norma Shearer, American motion-picture actress known for her glamour, charm, sophistication, and versatility. Shearer was dubbed the “First Lady of the Screen” by MGM because of her marriage to Hollywood producer Irving G.

Thalberg. Shearer, who had been a. One of the few stars of the silent era to seque successfully into sound films, Norma Shearer () immersed herself in the art of cinematic illusion, emerging as one of MGM's most talented and g.

Norma gets a bad rap for these turkeys, but the reverence in which Thalberg’s contemporaries held him is an unexamined delusion. His book on Shearer, sympathetic but shrewd, is Author: Walter Clemons.

Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg were one of the most famous married couples during Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Thalberg suffered from a heart condition which was detected when he was still a child, and he wasn’t expected to live to see old age, or even middle age. Despite this, he embarked on a film producing career which today is greatly remembered by Hollywood historians and classic film fans.

However, as Norma Shearer replies, she was writing her own book: “I, too, am in the midst of writing a book concerning my life and career and all the extraordinary people with whom I have been associated or had the privilege of knowing. So not wishing to be repetitious I took the time, since speaking to you, to write some new material on L.B.

The themes explored in Clare Boothe Luce's play were so modern in that audiences found the film audaciously relevant, yet so timeless and universal that The Women could be successfully revived on Broadway instarring Jennifer Tilly, Kristen Johnston, and Cynthia film crackles with a sharp-toothed sarcasm even on a modern viewing/5(21).

Find A Grave, database and images (: accessed 29 January ), memorial page for Norma Shearer (10 Aug –12 Jun ), Find A Grave Memorial no. citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A : Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale.

Frederick Bristol (). Source: The Norma Shearer Yahoo Group. Katherine Thalberg passed away on January 5, after a two-year battle with cancer, at the age of. Escape is a drama film about an American in pre-World War II Nazi Germany who discovers his mother is in a concentration camp and tries desperately to free her.

It starred Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt and Alla was adapted from the novel of Music by: Franz Waxman.Norma book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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He began by painting and illustration at the National Academy of Design in New York. However, his endeavors into making a living as a portrait painter were unsuccessful.