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Guiles, Fred Lawrence

Overview
Works: 35 works in 200 publications in 8 languages and 4,659 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Screwball comedy films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Comedy films  Silent films 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: PN2287.M69, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fred Lawrence Guiles
Norma Jean : the life of Marilyn Monroe by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

42 editions published between 1917 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn Monroe remains the most provocative female legend of the twentieth century. What you may have known about her before was only the tip of the iceberg. For twenty years, the men and women who knew Marilyn best saw what they knew suppressed because certain important people were still living, and the tenor of the times prohibited frankness. Instead, rumours ballooned. This book finally sets the record straight. Fred Guiles-whom Norman Mailer acknowledges as the chief source of fact about Marilyn-has written the life behind the legend. He reveals what really happened in the careening career of the pretty waif named Norma Jean Mortensen, who married the boy next door, became a model, an actress, movie star, married an incompatible legend named Joe DiMaggio, sought to improve the mind that came with her near-perfect body, married playwright Arthur Miller, lent herself to the Svengali like ministrations of Paula and Lee Strasberg, became the mistress of John and then Robert Kennedy when they ran the country, kept camera crews and studios waiting-but not death, which took her under the most unusual circumstances by the age of thirty-six
Stan : the life of Stan Laurel by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Fonda, the actress in her time by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Legend : the life and death of Marilyn Monroe by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using primary sources and interviews, Fred Guiles provides the life behind the legend. He reveals what really happened in the careening career of the pretty waif named Norma Jean Mortensen, who married the boy next door, became a model, an actress, a movie star, married an incompatible legend named Joe DiMaggio, sought to improve the mind that came with her near-perfect body, married playwright Arthur Miller, lent herself to the Svengali-like ministrations of Paul and Lee Strasberg, became the mistress of John and then Robert Kennedy when they ran the country, kept camera crews and studios waiting but not Death, which took her under most unusual circumstances at the age of thirty-six
Tyrone Power : the last idol by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2020 in English and French and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was more beautiful than men are meant to be. From the moment the camera first lingered on his face, Tyrone Power's life became for fabulous than a fairy tale. He joined that small, select circle of stars to whom absolutely nothing was denied. Incredible wealth, boundless luxury, the most desirable women in the world and the handsomest men, all were his for the taking. His was truly a golden age, and in a story as rich and sensual as it subject, Guiles has captured the restless spirit of the man who was the be given and ultimately forgiven, everything for his beauty. -- back cover
Joan Crawford : the last word by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2020 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her heyday Joan Crawford was probably the most imitated woman in the world. Magazine covers featured her face, and high school and college girls copied her makeup and clothing. Her remarkable progression from silent films to talkies to television exemplified her ability to adapt, chameleonlike, to the ever-changing demands of the industry that in many senses invented her. Joan Crawford: The Last Word does not cloak the dark side of Crawford's nature. This unbiased account restores the much-needed balance between those who regard her as the monster depicted in Mommie Dearest and the truth about a legendary star
Hanging on in paradise by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of Hollywood as it evolved from a "dream factory" to something far from those glory days
Captured on film : the true story of Marion Davies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blonde, beautiful and talented, Marion Davies was the first and funniest of the screwball comediennes. She combined zany slapstick with exuberant mimicry. This combines archival film clips with interviews and rare home movies to explore her life and work
Loner at the ball : the life of Andy Warhol by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan : the life of Stan Laurel by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy Warhol Voyeur des Lebens by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Bernhard Schmid
Jane fonda the actress in her time by Fred Lawrence Guiles( )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would take a restless camera to document Jane Fonda's life for she is a woman of formidable energy, but Fred Lawrence Guiles' expert commentary captures her in motion. We pursue her in a tireless route of study, self-discovery, and social awareness that causes her to ultimately reject the lifestyle of her first husband Roger Vadim for the role of political activist with her present husband Tom Hayden. We witness how the shift in political climate transforms her from history's scourge to history's darling. Yet, despite governmental harassment and public scorn for her radical beliefs, she, nonetheless, achieves international acclaim for her acting and twice received the Academy Award for Best Actress. Candid interviews with friends, relatives, and colleagues enrich this admiring but honest portrait. An unmistakable impression remains that Jane Fonda will continue to grow, and the world will continue to watch
Joan Crawford : the last word by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Recording )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meticulously researched and bolstered by recent interviews, this biography examines Joan Crawford's career in full and explores her turbulent private life in detail
Norma Jean, življenje Marilyn Monroe by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Slovenian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma Jean : the life of Marilyn Monroe by Fred Lawrence Guiles( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What you may have known about Marilyn Monroe before was only the tip of the iceberg. For twenty years, the men and women who knew Marilyn best saw what they knew suppressed because certain important people were still living and the tenor of the times prohibited frankness. Instead, rumors ballooned. This book finally sets the record straight. Fred Lawrence Guiles--whom Norman Mailer acknowledges as the chief source of facts about Marilyn Monroe--has written about the life behind the legend. He reveals what really happened in the careening career of the pretty waif named Norma Jean Mortensen, who married the boy next door, became a model, an actress, and a movie star, married an incompatible legend named Joe DiMaggio, sought to improve the mind that came with her near-perfect body, married playwright Arthur Miller, lent herself to the Svengali-like ministrations of Paula and Lee Strasberg, became the mistress of John and then Robert Kennedy when they ran the country, and kept camera crews and studios waiting--but couldn't keep death waiting, for it took her under the most unusual circumstances at the age of thirty-six. A legend, by definition, is unaltered by fact, but enthralled listeners will find the revelations in this book--coming to understand at last what happened to the Queen of Need--no deterrent to loving Marilyn Monroe. A supplemental PDF that includes artistic depictions of nudity is included with this audiobook. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to retrieve downloadable PDF: files.dreamscape.media/pdf/normajean_bonus.pdf
Norma Jean : vida de Marilyn Monroe by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last word by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Fonda by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hachelijk paradijs : de harde strijd om een plaatsje aan de gouden hemel van Hollywood by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weergave van de artistieke en zakelijke spanningen die er heersten tussen filmmagnaten en scenarioschrijvers in het Hollywood van de jaren 1930-'50
Stan : the life of Stan Laurel by Fred Lawrence Guiles( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography provides new insight into Stan Laurel's life, personal and professional, and a fascinating panorama of show business in the first half of this century
 
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Legend : the life and death of Marilyn Monroe
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Joan Crawford : the last word
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