Norma Shearer: A Life

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 381 pages
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Drawing on the reminiscences of friends and colleagues, as well as on private archives, this evocative portrait of the great Hollywood star captures the triumphant film career and tragic private life of Norma Shearer

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User Review  - Anne Mcmullen - Goodreads

I loved this book! I have read it over and over. Norma Shearer is probably my very favorite actress of the 20's and 30's. Her marriage to Irving Thalberg, one of the top guys at MGM, is what Hollywood ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gatlin - Goodreads

Lambert was one of the best writers on Hollywood. Reading his biography of Norma Shearer, aka the "Queen of MGM," made me re-examine my previously held low opinion of Shearer's acting abilities; she ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Gavin Lambert was born in England and first came to Hollywood as a personal assistant to director Nicholas Ray. He has written seven novels including the currently reprinted "Hollywood Quartet" of "The Slide Area," "Inside Daisy Clover," "The Goodbye People," and "Running Time." His non-fiction works include "Norma Shearer," "Nazimova," and "Mainly about Lindsay Anderson." Among his screenplays are "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" and "Inside Daisy Clover" and the Oscar-nominated "Sons and Lovers" and "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden."
Robert Trachtenberg, a filmmaker and photographer, is the director of the American Masters film "On Cukor." His photographs have appeared in such publications as the "New York Times," "Entertainment Weekly," "Esquire," and "Vanity Fair."

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