Hollywood Legends Series

Biographies of classic stars from the silver screen. Recent titles include: Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Navarro. Series editor: Carl Rollyson, Professor of Journalism at Baruch College, CUNY.

Hollywood Legends is a series of critical biographies focusing on filmmakers and stars from Hollywood's early years to more recent decades. This series will be informed by the most recent scholarship but is also intended to appeal to those generally interested in film and the history and culture of cinema in America. Special attention will be given to subjects who have yet to receive significant biographical treatment and to those legends that deserve reconsideration.

The advising editor for this series is Carl Rollyson, Professor of Journalism, Baruch College, The City University of New York. He is the author of Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress and Female Icons: Marilyn Monroe to Susan Sontag. His other work concerning Hollywood includes Lillian Hellman: Her Life and Legend as well as essays on screen legends such as Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Anna May Wong, Gregory Peck, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Elia Kazan, Elvis Presley, Orson Welles, Walt Disney, Norman Jewison, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Acting My Face: A Memoir

Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman

Beyond Paradise: The Life of Ramon Novarro

Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl

Claudette Colbert: She Walked in Beauty

Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell

Garden of Dreams: The Life of Simone Signoret

Gloria Swanson: Ready for Her Close-Up

Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews

Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young

Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes

Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes

Lew Ayres: Hollywood's Conscientious Objector

The Life of Dick Haymes: No More Little White Lies

Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

The Search for Sam Goldwyn

Sitting Pretty: The Life and Times of Clifton Webb

Van Johnson: MGM's Golden Boy

Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad

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