WorldCat Identities

Leider, Emily Wortis

Overview
Works: 11 works in 53 publications in 3 languages and 4,879 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2287.W4566, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Emily Wortis Leider
Becoming Mae West by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mae West loved big cities, form-fitting clothes, lipstick, jazz, sex in taxis, intrigue, gun-toting bootleggers, boxers lathered in sweat, and cops who read her the riot act. Born in Brooklyn in 1893, she was the child of a former bare-knuckles boxer and an immigrant whose aspirations made her a classic stage mother. Baby Mae was performing by age five; by the time she was twenty, she was a seasoned trouper on the Keith vaudeville circuit and had begun to write her own
Dark lover : the life and death of Rudolph Valentino by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,064 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
Myrna Loy : the only good girl in Hollywood by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 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
California's daughter : Gertrude Atherton and her times by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 640 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 302 WorldCat member libraries 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
Rapid eye movement by Emily Wortis Leider( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 26 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

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

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

"What Warhol didn't know was that Swan had also been called "America's Leonardo," portrait artist of the famous and the infamous, including writer Willa Cather, aviator Charles Lindbergh, British Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald, and dictator Benito Mussolini. This book is the first to tell Swan's story, from his days as a world-famous dancer and artist, through his film career - which ran from silent pictures, including De Mille's Ten Commandments (1923), to Warhol's Camp, Paul Swan, and Paul Swan I-IV (1965) - to his portrait painting late in life when Nelson Rockefeller's children, Malachy McCourt, and Pope Paul VI were among his subjects."
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

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

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

Leider, Emily W. 1937-

Wortis Leider, Emily 1937-

Languages
English (47)

Polish (2)

German (1)

Covers
Dark lover : the life and death of Rudolph ValentinoMyrna Loy : the only good girl in HollywoodThe most beautiful man in the world : Paul Swan, from Wilde to Warhol