WorldCat Identities

Quirk, Lawrence J.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 350 publications in 6 languages and 11,833 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2287.D32, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lawrence J Quirk
Joan Crawford : the essential biography by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"" Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography explores the life and career of one of Hollywood's great dames. She was a leading film personality for more than fifty years, from her beginnings as a dancer in silent films of the 1920s, to her portrayals of working-class shop girls in the Depression thirties, to her Oscar-winning performances in classic films such as Mildred Pierce. Crawford's legacy has become somewhat tarnished in the wake of her daughter Christina's memoir, Mommie Dearest, which turned her into a national joke. Today, many picture Crawford only as a wire hanger-wielding shrew r
Fasten your seat belts : the passionate life of Bette Davis by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and career of Hollywood legend, Bette Davis
Bob Hope : the road well-traveled by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

STORY OF BOB HOPE BEGINNING WITH HIS EARLY YEARS OF PRIVATION IN ENGLAND, MOVING ON TO HIS STINTS AS A VAUDEVILLAIN HOOFER AND COMIC. BROADWAY MUSICAL STAR AND RADIO COMEDY PIONEER
Totally uninhibited : the life and wild times of Cher by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Czech and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and career of Cher as singer and actress
The films of Paul Newman by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists and reviews films from Newman's early career as a film actor to the early 1970s. Many photographs
Paul Newman by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of American actor Paul Newman discussing his career, movies, and family relationships
The films of Ingrid Bergman by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of Joan Crawford by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Stewart : behind the scenes of a wonderful life by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kennedys in Hollywood by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the continuing saga of one of America's most revered families or in an engaging portrait of Hollywood through the ages and especially if you are intrigued by the often destructive and scandalous intersection of the two
The talkies : articles and illustrations from a great fan magazine 1928-1940 by Richard Griffith( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photoplay" Magazine is the source of these articles and photographs, which date from the start of the sound era to the start of World War ii. Sections are devoted to stars, living and working in Hollywood, contributions of the production crew to films, trends in motion pictures, and a sample of film fans' favorite columns. (Jk)
Norma : the story of Norma Shearer by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great romantic films by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1974, this illustrated book spotlights film romances, year by year, from 1932 to 1973. Selected movies include 1939's "Wuthering Heights", 1942's "Now, Voyager", 1957's "The Barretts of Wimpole Street", 1966's "Madame X", and 1970's "Love Story"
The films of Fredric March by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The films of William Holden by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sundance Kid : an unauthorized biography of Robert Redford by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the career and contributions of the popular film actor and director, describing his breakout performance in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," his activist role in support of endangered species conservation, and his relationships with Hollywood contemporaries
The films of Gloria Swanson by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rat Pack : the hey-hey days of Frank and the boys by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Wyman, the actress and the woman : an illustrated biography by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyman's childhood, struggle for success in Hollywood, marital encounters--including her eight-year marriage to Ronald Reagan--and real-life roles as wife and mother are detailed
Claudette Colbert : an illustrated biography by Lawrence J Quirk( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bob Hope : the road well-traveled
Alternative Names
Lawrence J. Quirk American journalist

Lawrence J. Quirk Amerikaans schrijver (1923-2014)

Lawrence J. Quirk periodista estadounidense

Lawrence J. Quirk periodista estatunidenc

Lawrence J. Quirk US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und Filmhistoriker

Quirk, Larry

Languages
English (193)

German (7)

Spanish (3)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

Czech (2)

Covers
Bob Hope : the road well-traveledPaul NewmanJames Stewart : behind the scenes of a wonderful lifeThe Kennedys in HollywoodThe Sundance Kid : an unauthorized biography of Robert RedfordThe Rat Pack : the hey-hey days of Frank and the boys