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Leaming, Barbara

Overview
Works: 51 works in 224 publications in 4 languages and 14,121 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Classifications: PN1998.A3, B
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Most widely held works by Barbara Leaming
Mrs. Kennedy : the missing history of the Kennedy years by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy during the thousand days of JFK's administration sheds new light on her life as both a woman and as First Lady, revealing the world of a woman fighting for herself, her marriage, and her husband's presidency
Katharine Hepburn by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Katharine Hepburn, based on interviews with the actress and letters she wrote to and received from friends and family. Discusses her family, career, and love affair with Spencer Tracy
Orson Welles, a biography by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
23 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is a biography of American actor, director, writer and producer Orson Welles (1915-1985). Welles found national and international fame as the director and narrator in a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds. It was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an actual invasion by extraterrestrial beings was occurring. The publicity rocketed Welles to instant notoriety. Welles's 1941 feature film Citizen Kane is still thought by many critics to be the best film ever made in America. He was also a celebrated Shakespearean stage actor and an accomplished magician, starring in troop variety shows during the years during WWII
If this was happiness : a biography of Rita Hayworth by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recreates Rita's life from medical records, government documents, trial transcripts, movie-lot memoranda, and the testimony of many eyewitnesses
Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of Marilyn Monroe from early childhood to beyond her death in 1962
Bette Davis : a biography by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bette Davis was one of the greatest acting talents the screen has ever known, yet no previous book has gone beyond the glittering Davis legend to explore the real woman. In the first major biography of Davis since her death, Barbara Leaming tells the full, extraordinary story, with objectivity and passion." "Bette Davis has always aroused controversy: her famous legal battle with Warner Bros., her four husbands, the shocking book written by her daughter B.D. Hyman. Yet she has always been seen as the heroine--until now. In this revelatory book, Barbara Leaming gives us a bracing cautionary tale of the dark side of power in Hollywood, and how a woman who amassed more power than any Hollywood actress before or since used that power to destroy others, her own family, and--in the end--herself. It is a story of abandonment, alcoholism, domestic violence, obsessive-compulsive behavior, religious fanaticism, and insanity." "Barbara Leaming has drawn on hundreds of hours of conversation with Davis's friends, lovers, professional associates, and family members. In addition, she has combed through thousands of documents, including Davis's personal diaries, scrapbooks, unpublished letters, and copiously annotated scripts. The result is a compelling portrait that redefines one of Hollywood's most misunderstood legends."--Jacket
Jack Kennedy : the education of a statesman by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the friendships and forces that shaped the Kennedy presidency. In the summer of 1938 a tall Harvard student arrived in London, where his father was the American ambassador and his sister had gained entrée to a group of young aristocrats. As Winston Churchill called on a reluctant Britain to resist Hitler before it was too late, Jack Kennedy formed bonds of friendship and family that would forever change his life and the course of American history. Drawing on many new primary sources, this book is the first to trace the arc of Kennedy's intellectual and political formation, and to detail the goals of his presidency as he saw them, giving an intimate picture of a leader torn between politics and principle, a president wrestling with private demons and unresolved conflicts dating back to the 1930s, when Churchill and Ambassador Joseph Kennedy were adversaries on the public stage.--From publisher description
Churchill defiant : fighting on, 1945-1955 by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Winston Churchill's second term as prime minister and his mission to win a lasting peace, waging war with both his closest colleagues and his most indispensable allies, the Americans, to persuade them to negotiate with the Soviets
Polanski, the filmmaker as voyeur : a biography by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grigori Kozintsev by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Kennedy : the making of a president by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katharine Hepburn by Barbara Leaming ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Leaming has discovered thousands of never-before-seen documents that finally illuminate the mystery of this enigmatic, fascinating woman. Based on letters by Hepburn, her friends, and her family, as well as interviews with Hepburn herself, Leaming's book is a family story that brings alive three generations of fearless women, personal and political crusaders who shaped the history of women in our century
Polanski : his life and films by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orson Welles [a biography] by Barbara Leaming ( )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genius, artist, monstre sacré, Orson Welles had one of the most brilliant and tempestuous careers in show business. Here he confides his most intimate feelings and recollections of his extraordinary life. In this biography, Barbara Leaming reveals the private Welles: from child prodigy and young lion in Dublin and New York, to the succès de scandale of his The war of the worlds broadcast; from his auspicious directing debut with the legendary Citizen Kane in his twenties, to the sabotage of his further directing career by the Hollywood studios; from his affairs, carousing, and stormy marriage to Rita Hayworth, to his association with Roosevelt and aspirations to the presidency. It is a picture with an all-star cast, including Olivier, Monroe, Dietrich, Garbo, Warren Beatty, Charlie Chaplin, Princess Margaret, and Prince Aly Khan
If this was happiness a biography of Rita Hayworth by Barbara Leaming ( )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the movie star and sex symbol of the 40s, Rita Hayworth, was a life of sex abuse, exploitation, and many other disasters, ending with Alzheimer's disease
Orson Welles by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in Spanish and French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Leaming's "Marilyn Monroe" is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will totally change the way we view the most enduring icon of American sexuality
Rita Hayworth ; biographie by Barbara Leaming ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bette Davis by Barbara Leaming ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
She was the tempestuous, strong-willed woman who ignited the movie screen with her legendary performances in Of Human Bondage, Jezebel, and All About Eve. Off-camera Bette Davis fought endless contractual battles with studios and survived four disastrous marriages, earning a larger-than-life reputation as an actress to be reckoned with. In this biography, fans and film historians will discover a different, darker side of Bette Davis: a woman beset with scarring personal and professional doubts, a daughter whose mother was devoted to her success, and a mother who loved her own daughter to distraction. Obsessive and compulsive, Davis was happy only when she was working, but did not always choose her projects wisely. She fought a lifelong battle with alcohol, and she had an insatiable need to be loved, often at great emotional cost. A legend, a star, a remarkable woman, Bette Davis lived her life as if it were a coveted role she was desperately afraid she might not win
Churchill defiant fighting on, 1945-1955 by Barbara Leaming ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Winston Churchill's second term as prime minister and his mission to win a lasting peace, waging war with both his closest colleagues and his most indispensable allies, the Americans, to persuade them to negotiate with the Soviets
 
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Alternative Names
リーミング, バーバラ
Languages
English (158)
French (10)
Spanish (4)
Portuguese (1)
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