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Chandler, Charlotte

Overview
Works: 72 works in 357 publications in 7 languages and 13,018 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: PN2778.B43, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charlotte Chandler
 
Most widely held works by Charlotte Chandler
Ingrid : Ingrid Bergman, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingrid Bergman was one of the most glamorous stars in Hollywood--until an international scandal threatened to end her career. She had starred in several now-classic films, and her co-stars included such Hollywood icons as Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, and Gregory Peck. Already a movie star in her native Sweden, Bergman became an instant sensation in Hollywood and the number-one box-office star in the world. But the most dramatic event in her life took place off the screen, when she made a film in Italy and began a passionate romance with her director, Roberto Rossellini. The scandal that followed left her exiled from America, ostracized by Hollywood, vilified in the press, denounced by clergy, censured in the U.S. Senate--and separated from her young daughter. This new biography draws on extensive conversations with Bergman and many others to describe what happened from Bergman's point of view.--From publisher description
The girl who walked home alone : Bette Davis, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on final-decade interviews to reveal the public and private lives of the iconic Hollywood actress, in a portrait that discusses her four marriages and her feelings about her daughter's uncomplimentary account of their relationship
Not the girl next door : Joan Crawford, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new biography, Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably candid interviews with Crawford herself and with others who knew her, including first husband Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. As a result, this biography is a brand-new look at one of Hollywood's most acclaimed stars. Although her adopted daughter Christina would publish the scathing memoir Mommie Dearest after Crawford's death, Chandler offers a contrasting portrait, drawing in part on reminiscences of younger daughter Cathy among others. The result is an intimate portrait of a great star who was beautiful, talented, glamorous, and surprisingly vulnerable.--From publisher description
She always knew how : Mae West, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographer Charlotte Chandler draws on a series of interviews she conducted with the star just months before her death in 1980, as well as interviews with people who worked or lived with her. Actress, playwright, screenwriter, and iconic sex symbol Mae West created a scandal--and a sensation--on Broadway with her play Sex in 1926. Sentenced to ten days in prison for obscenity, she went in a convict and emerged a star. Her next play, Diamond Lil, was a smash, and she would play variations on Diamond Lil for virtually her entire career. In 1930s Hollywood she saved Paramount Studios from bankruptcy. Her screenplays included some notorious one-liners that have become part of Hollywood lore, but behind the clever quips was Mae's deep desire to see women treated equally with men. She fought the double standard of the time that permitted men things that women would be ruined for doing.--From publisher description
I know where I'm going : Katharine Hepburn, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a series of recordings made over many years, beginning in the mid-1970s, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Chandler has written the most intimate and personal biography ever published of Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn. Introduced by George Cukor, who directed Hepburn in such classic films as Little Women, The Philadelphia Story, and Adam's Rib, Chandler socialized with Hepburn at the Cukor estate, where the star was then living in a cottage on the grounds. Hepburn agreed to allow Chandler to tape their conversations, during which she spoke candidly about her personal and professional lives. She described finding the body of her adored older brother, an apparent suicide at fifteen, and assuming his birthday as her own. She told Chandler intimate details of her marriage and divorce from Ludlow Ogden Smith, "Luddy," who remained a friend, and of her affair with pilot Howard Hughes. She said that she enjoyed diving nude off the wings of his seaplane when they went swimming together. Her warmest recollections were of her twenty-seven-year affair with Spencer Tracy. Chandler also interviewed others who knew and worked with Hepburn during her long career, from Cukor to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Cary Grant, Christopher Reeve, and many others. All of them described an actress who was supremely talented, professional, and confident, who always knew where she was going. By the time she retired, Hepburn had won a record four Best Actress Academy Awards and had been nominated twelve times. Her acting career spanned six decades, and she was universally acknowledged as one of the finest -- if not the finest -- actors in film history. Her range was enormous: She acted in serious drama and in screwball comedies with equal skill. As she revealed to Chandler in their conversations, her family was a great influence on Hepburn. Her mother was a suffragette and her beloved father a doctor. She would eventually retire to the home where she grew up (although it had been rebuilt after it was destroyed in a storm), symbolically affirming the family values that shaped her personality. She was careful to distinguish her personal and professional lives, telling Chandler that she thought of herself as "Kathy," a childhood name (she had called herself "Jimmy" for a while in childhood), but regarded the public Katharine Hepburn as "the creature." I Know Where I'm Going is a fascinating, delightful, and personal book that brings readers as close as possible to the real Katharine Hepburn."--Publisher's website
Marlene : Marlene Dietrich, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of anti-Nazi actress and Hollywood star Marlene Dietrich. The author relies extensively on the star's own words and conversations with those who knew her well
Hello, I must be going : Groucho and his friends by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

31 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Chandler met Groucho in 1972 and as their friendship grew, she came to know all sides of his personality. This tribute to the master of ad lib recounts the major events of Groucho's life--from his birth in 1890 to his death in 1977--and features personal remembrances of his friends and leading ladies
I, Fellini by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At times philosophical, occasionally engagingly self-deprecating, I, Fellini helps explain how the word "Felliniesque" was added to the language. There is generous commentary on actors Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, and Anna Magnani, and on directors such as Roberto Rossellini, Ingmar Bergman, and Michelangelo Antonioni. Most often, Fellini speaks of the enchanting Giulietta Masina, the leading lady of many of his films and of his life
Nobody's perfect : Billy Wilder, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of controversial Hollywood legend Billy Wilder introduces readers to the man behind the camera that shot "Some Like It Hot" and "Sunset Boulevard," among other classic American films
It's only a movie : Alfred Hitchcock, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the biography of Billy Wilder, "Nobodys Perfect", comes a personal biography of Britain's greatest film director
The ultimate seduction by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not the girl next door : Joan Crawford, a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new biography, Chandler draws on exclusive and remarkably candid interviews with Crawford herself and with others who knew her, including first husband Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. As a result, this biography is a brand-new look at one of Hollywood's most acclaimed stars. Although her adopted daughter Christina would publish the scathing memoir Mommie Dearest after Crawford's death, Chandler offers a contrasting portrait, drawing in part on reminiscences of younger daughter Cathy among others. The result is an intimate portrait of a great star who was beautiful, talented, glamorous, and surprisingly vulnerable.--From publisher description
The girl who walked home alone by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even a short list of Bette Davis's most famous films - OF HUMAN BONDAGE; NOW, VOYAGER; All ABOUT EVE; WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? - reveals what a major force she was in Hollywood. Her distinctive voice, her remarkable eyes, her range and depth of characterization, all combined to make Bette Davis one of the finest performers in movie history. Drawing on conversations with Davis during the last decade of her life, Charlotte Chandler's biography is a brilliant portrait of an enduring icon from Hollywood's golden age. From her teenage decision to act, through the pressures of fame, failed marriages and the pain of her daughter's betrayal, Davis speaks with candour and comes to life, as forceful a presence in these pages as she is onscreen
The real Kate : a personal biography of Katharine Hepburn by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a series of recordings over many years, beginning in the mid-1970s, biographer Charlotte Chandler has written the most intimate and personal biography ever published of Hollywood legend, Katharine Hepburn
I︠A︡ vspominai︠u︡-- by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini, Federico (Filmregisseur)
Katharine Hepburn : a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West : a personal biography by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed biographer of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman and other stars profiles one of Hollywood's most colourful and celebrated actresses, Mae West
Confessions of a nightingale : based on Charlotte Chandler's book The ultimate seduction by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Groucho : der Chef der Marx-Brothers by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I, Fellini by Charlotte Chandler( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The girl who walked home alone : Bette Davis, a personal biography
Alternative Names
Charlotte Chandler Amerikaans schrijfster

Charlotte Chandler US-amerikanische Biographin und Dramatikerin

Чандлер, Шарлотта

ش. شاندلر

شارلوت چندلر نویسنده آمریکایی

شاندلر، شارلوت

チャンドラー, シャーロット

Languages
English (233)

German (13)

Spanish (12)

Italian (8)

Polish (3)

Russian (3)

Czech (1)

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The girl who walked home alone : Bette Davis, a personal biographyNot the girl next door : Joan Crawford, a personal biographyShe always knew how : Mae West, a personal biographyI know where I'm going : Katharine Hepburn, a personal biographyMarlene : Marlene Dietrich, a personal biographyHello, I must be going : Groucho and his friendsI, FelliniNobody's perfect : Billy Wilder, a personal biography