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Leider, Emily Wortis

Overview
Works: 14 works in 47 publications in 3 languages and 4,790 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2287.L67, B
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Most widely held works by Emily Wortis Leider
Myrna Loy : the only good girl in Hollywood by Emily Wortis Leider ( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the beginning, Myrna Loy's screen image conjured mystery, a sense of something withheld. This first ever biography of the wry and sophisticated actress, best known for her role as Nora Charles in The Thin Man, offers an unprecedented picture of her life and a career that spanned six decades. Opening with Loy's rough-and-tumble upbringing in Montana, the book takes us to Los Angeles from the 1920s, through the thirties, when Loy became a top box office draw, and to her robust post-World War II career. Throughout, Emily W. Leider illuminates the actress's friendships with luminaries such as Cary Grant, Clark Gable, and Joan Crawford and her collaborations with the likes of John Barrymore, David O. Selznick, Sam Goldwyn, and William Wyler, among many others. This biography offers a fascinating slice of studio era history and gives us the first full picture of a woman who has often been overlooked.--From publisher description
Becoming Mae West by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
material. When prudery squelched her as a vaudeville headline, she moved to the more cosmopolitan legitimate stage. Here, too, censors tried to shut her down, but the headlines sparked by obscenity trials for her plays Sex and The Pleasure Man catapulted her instead to box office success and Hollywood. There, in 1933, she was credited with restoring a sick box office and reviving the moribund Paramount Studio. But when bluenoses struck once again, this time the
Dark lover : the life and death of Rudolph Valentino by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tango pirate, gigolo, powder puff, Adonis--all have been used to describe the silent-film icon known as Rudolph Valentino. From his early days as a taxi dancer in New York City to his near apotheosis as the ultimate Hollywood heartthrob, Rudolph Valentino (often to his distress) occupied a space squarely at the center of controversy. In this thoughtful retelling of Valentino's short and tragic life, Emily W. Leider looks at the Great Lover's life and legacy, and explores the events and issues that made him emblematic of the Jazz Age. Valentino's androgynous sexuality was a lightning rod for fiery and contradictory impulses that ran the gamut from swooning adoration to lashing resentment. He was reviled in the press for being too feminine for a man yet he also brought to the screen the alluring, savage lover who embodied women's darker, forbidden sexual fantasies. In tandem, Leider explores notions of the outsider in American culture as represented by Valentino's experience as an immigrant who became a celebrity. As the silver screen's first dark-skinned romantic hero, Valentino helped to redefine and broaden American masculine ideals, ultimately coming to represent a graceful masculinity that trumped the deeply ingrained status quo of how a man could look and act
California's daughter : Gertrude Atherton and her times by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yesterday : a memoir of a Russian Jewish family by Miriam Shomer Zunser ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rapid eye movement by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mae West - "I'm no angel" : eine Biographie by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and death of Rudolph Valentino by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmowy kochanek by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Polish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most beautiful man in the world : Paul Swan, from Wilde to Warhol by Janis Londraville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"When Andy Warhol cast Paul Swan (1883-1972) in three films in the mid-1960s, he knew that the octogenarian had once been internationally hailed as "the most beautiful man in the world" and as "Nijinsky's successor." Arthur Hammerstein had advertised Swan as "a reincarnated Greek God," and George and Ira Gershwin had celebrated his beauty in their musical Funny Face."
Literary San Francisco and points distant by Emily Wortis Leider ( )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Yesterday by Miriam Shomer Zunser ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Haiye (Chaiye) Bercinsky (1853-1928) married widower Avrom-Chaim Rosenberg in 1873, and they emigrated from Russia to Brooklyn, New York. After his death, she moved to Pasadena, California. Descendants lived in California, Wyoming, Colorado and elsewhere. Includes Bercinsky family history in Russia
Gertrude Atherton and her times by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Characterization in Sidney's "Arcadia": a study in literary obsolescence by Emily Wortis Leider ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Leider, Emily W.
Wortis Leider, Emily
Languages
English (42)
Polish (2)
German (1)
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