Uncommon knowledge

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Pocket Books, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 430 pages
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Set against the backdrop of Hollywood in its heyday, Uncommon Knowledge depicts a world where home movies were filmed by studio cameramen, home was a thirty-eight-room house on a five-hundred-acre estate in the heart of Beverly Hills, friends were the children of Bing Crosby or Joan Bennett, and getting off a train could be delayed by a mob of fans clamoring to get your mother's autograph. But it is also the story of a lonely little girl who felt she didn't belong anywhere, and who comforted herself by sitting in a dressing room full of her mother's clothes. Hungry for her mother's attention, Judy felt even more excluded after Young's marriage to advertising executive Tom Lewis - a martinet who once said to her two half-brothers, "Judy's adopted. She's not part of our family.".

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User Review  - LauGal - LibraryThing

If you like Loretta Young,this book will "take the shine" off her image.Story of generational abandonment and the damage it continues to cause.Slow start but couldn't put this book down.Good read for anyone starting a family,lessons in what NOT TO DO to your children.Very sad story. Read full review

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

For 23 years Judy Lewis lived as the adopted daughter of Loretta Young. Now in her mid-50s, she reveals that she is the natural child of Young and Clark Gable. Young and Gable became lovers in 1935 ... Read full review

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Z CALL OF THE WILD
14
GLADYS ROYAL THE MATRIARCH
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THE HOUSE ON RINDGE STREET
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