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The life and death of Thelma Todd

Author: William Donati
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exhaustive research included author interviews of Todd's cousins Bill and Edna Todd, and such friends and coworkers as Ida Lupino, Lina Basquette, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Granger, William Bakewell and Greg Blackton. Also examined is Hollywood's first major sex scandal of 1912, involving Jewel Carmen, the future spouse of director Roland West--the man Thelma Todd loved"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Thelma Todd; Thelma Todd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Donati
ISBN: 9780786465187 0786465182
OCLC Number: 768417919
Description: ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Fascinating youth --
A town of make-believe --
Roland and Jewel --
Pasquale --
Shimmering blue --
Into the darkness --
We the jurors --
The long goodbye --
The aftermath --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William Donati.

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"Exhaustive research included author interviews of Todd's cousins Bill and Edna Todd, and such friends and coworkers as Ida Lupino, Lina Basquette, Anita Garvin, Dorothy Granger, William Bakewell and Greg Blackton. Also examined is Hollywood's first major sex scandal of 1912, involving Jewel Carmen, the future spouse of director Roland West--the man Thelma Todd loved"--Provided by publisher.

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"Donati...gives us an important book with a fresh, new look to an oft-told, much-abused legend...the writing is excellent with a very readable style...highly recommend[ed]"--Classic Images; Read more...

 
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