Joan Fontaine: A Bio-Bibliography

Hardcover | March 1, 1994

byMarsha Lynn Beeman

not yet rated|write a review
Always in competition with her older, more famous sister, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine had a varied and successful career of her own. She eventually attained stardom for her work in the film Rebecca, which won the 1940 Academy Award for best picture. The following year, she won the Academy Award for best actress in Suspicion, beating out her sister for the coveted prize. This book tells the story of her fascinating career and provides full information for her many performances. A short biography of Fontaine begins the book and overviews the rivalry between Fontaine and her sister, her disappointing marriages, her illnesses, and her productive and rewarding career as an entertainer. Chapters then provide detailed information for her films, radio and television shows, and stage appearances. Each chapter contains individual entries for her productions, with entries providing cast and credit information, a plot summary, a critical analysis, and excerpts from reviews. An annotated bibliography provides information about books and articles related to every aspect of Joan Fontaine's life and work.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$98.49 online
$110.95 list price (save 11%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Always in competition with her older, more famous sister, Olivia de Havilland, Joan Fontaine had a varied and successful career of her own. She eventually attained stardom for her work in the film Rebecca, which won the 1940 Academy Award for best picture. The following year, she won the Academy Award for best actress in Suspicion, bea...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.58 × 6.4 × 1.32 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0313284091

ISBN - 13:9780313284090

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Joan Fontaine: A Bio-Bibliography

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

?This is a thorough and interesting presentation of the life of one of America's most famous actresses. The researcher or film buff will be able to find almost everything written, filmed, or recorded by or about Fontaine in this book.??ARBA 95