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Leider, Emily Wortis

Overview
Works: 13 works in 58 publications in 3 languages and 4,811 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2287.W4566, B
Publication Timeline
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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 in 2011 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beginning, Myrna Loy's screen image conjured mystery, a sense of something withheld. "Who is she?" was a question posed in the first fan magazine article published about her in 1925. This first ever biography of the wry and sophisticated actress best known for her role as Nora Charles, wife to dapper detective William Powell in The Thin Man, offers an unprecedented picture of her life and an extraordinary movie career that spanned six decades. Opening with Loy's rough-and-tumble upbringing in Montana, the book takes us to Los Angeles in the 1920s, where Loy's striking looks caught the
Becoming Mae West by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,167 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 )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 989 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 )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yesterday : a memoir of a Russian Jewish family by Miriam Shomer Zunser( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of the author's family, presenting three generations of Jewish life
Rapid eye movement by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 29 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 life and death of Rudolph Valentino by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 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

"Janis and Richard Londraville reconstruct the intriguing life of this uniquely interesting figure, whose story, although widely glossed in the press, was until now never fully known."--Jacket
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

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

Dark lover : the life and death of Rudolph Valentino by Emily Wortis Leider( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Characterization in Sidney's "Arcadia": a study in literary obsolescence by Emily Wortis Leider( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Dark lover : the life and death of Rudolph Valentino
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Alternative Names
Leider, Emily W.

Leider, Emily W. 1937-

Wortis Leider, Emily 1937-

Languages
English (54)

Polish (2)

German (1)