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1 LOVE, BESSIE (KEVIN BROWNLOW) From Hollywood with love. An Autobiography of Bessie Love. Introduction by Kevin Brownlow (ISBN: 241893429 / 241-89342-9)
London Elm Tree Books / Hamish Hamilton 1977 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author / actress Bessie Love: “To Margaret, Sincerely, Bessie Love.” Illustrated. Near fine bright copy with a trace of shelf wear in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with just a hint of use. An autobiography of the lovely and talented Bessie Love (1898 - 1986) with an introduction by acclaimed film historian, Kevin Brownlow. From the jacket flap: “Born Juanita Horton in Texas at the turn of the century, Bessie Love began her career in 1915 in the film studio of D.W. Griffith. She possessed an extraordinary beauty and an acting ability which rapidly established her as a major star of the silent era, playing opposite such leading men as Douglas Fairbanks and William S. Hart. Despite her popularity, employment was by no means constant, and when the talkies arrived she was playing vaudeville. It proved to be the best thing she could have done; the talkies needed people with stage experience, and she was getting plenty. In 1928 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer featured her in ‘Broadway Melody' and a new career began.” With a complete filmography, including her more contemporary work in such acclaimed films as: ‘The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone' with Vivien Leigh, ‘Promise Her Anything' directed by Arthur Hiller with Warren Beatty and Leslie Caron, ‘Isadora' with Vanessa Redgrave, the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty's Secret Service' with George Lazenby, ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday' directed by John Schlesinger with Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson, the Richard Lester film ‘The Ritz' with Jack Weston, Jerry Stiller, and Kaye Ballard, ‘Lady Chatterley's Lover,' ‘Ragtime,' ‘Reds' with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, and her final film performance in Tony Scott's film ‘The Hunger,' with Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. Miss Love received an Oscar nomination for Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role in ‘The Broadway Melody' (1929). 
Price: 450.00 USD
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