Gene Tierney: A Biography

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McFarland, Mar 22, 2010 - Performing Arts - 247 pages
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Called the most beautiful woman in movie history, Gene Tierney starred in such 1940s classics as Laura, Leave Her to Heaven and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Her on-screen presence and ability to transform into a variety of characters made her a film legend. Her personal life was a whirlwind of romance (she married a count, was engaged to a prince, and was courted by a future president) and tragedy (her first daughter was born with severe retardation and Tierney herself struggled with mental illness). After years of treatment, including electroshock therapy that erased portions of her life from her memory, she triumphantly returned in one of the biggest comebacks in Hollywood history. This first complete biography since the actress’s death includes a foreword by her daughter, Christina Cassini, an extensive filmography, and many rare photographs.
 

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From what I can read of the excerpts, the author simply re-purposes and re-writes what Tierney wrote herself in her auto-biography. Incredible! People make money like this. What a joke.
Here's a hint, go and buy Tierney's own book, 'Self Portrait', rather than this rip-off.

Contents

Brooklyn to Broadway
3
Hollywood Beckons
20
HollywoodTake Two
29
Bride to Be
38
Belle Tier
49
Hollywood at War
62
Its a Girl
77
Laura
89
From Countess to Princess?
152
The Darkest of Days
161
The Ledge of Insanity
169
Home Howard Happiness
174
Back to Work
181
The Final Curtain Call
191
Filmography
199
Bibliography
227

Heaven and Heartbreak
97
The Ghost and Mrs Muir
111
Cassini vs Hughes
137

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Film historian Michelle Vogel lives in Victoria, Australia. Her popular blog can be found at mvozus.wordpress.com.

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