Robert Taylor : A Biography (Hardback)


Robert Taylor : A Biography (Hardback)

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This is the HARDBACK edition. "Chuck Tranberg meticulously and painstakingly researched, explored, and carefully chronicled this fascinating time in history. He offers us a glimpse into early Hollywood where the studio system incubated and dominated so many stars, Robert Taylor among them." -Terry Taylor, son of Robert Taylor, in his introduction to this book. Robert Taylor was one of Hollywood's biggest stars for over thirty-years and starred in such classic films as Magnificent Obsession, Camille, A Yank at Oxford, Waterloo Bridge, Johnny Eager, Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe and The Last Hunt. He worked with the cream of Hollywood leading ladies: Irene Dunne, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Lana Turner, Katharine Hepburn and Barbara Stanwyck, who he later married, just to name a few. An open and friendly man who usually tried to avoid controversy, Taylor stepped into it when he became a so-called friendly witness appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee during the height of the Washington investigations into alleged Communism in Hollywood. It has haunted his reputation to this day. A happy second marriage to actress Ursula Thiess produced two children and gave Taylor a contentment he lacked in his earlier marriage. Author Charles Tranberg takes a fresh look at the actor who was once called, "The man with the perfect profile." This book also takes a fascinating look at the Hollywood Studio system which existed during Taylor's hey-day.


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Details

Author(s)
Charles Tranberg
Format
Hardback | 404 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 24mm | 709g
Publication date
02 Oct 2015
Publisher
BEARMANOR MEDIA
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1593938780
ISBN13
9781593938789