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.
For the Hollywood Legends Series, Rollyson has authored Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews; Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated; and A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan
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