Nazimova: a biography

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Alfred A. Knopf, Apr 7, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 420 pages
overy, this full-scale biography profiles Nazimova, the electrifying Russian-born actress who brought Stanislavsky and Chekhov to American theatre--a legend of the stage and screen for 50 years, and then strangely forgotten. With exclusive access to her unpublished memoirs, letters, and notes, Lambert gives readers a brilliant portrait of this extraordinary woman. 120 photos.

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Hollywood historian Lambert (Norma Shearer, 1990, etc.) covers the basics but scants the artistry of the great Russian-born actress (18791945). Relying heavily on Nazimova's personal papers, the ... Read full review


One She Was Not I
Two The Deep Shadow
Three Deal1ng 1n Emot1ons

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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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