Stanwyck: A Biography by Axel MadsenStanwyck: A Biography by Axel Madsen

Stanwyck: A Biography

byAxel Madsen

Paperback | June 30, 2015

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A compelling portrait of one of Hollywood's most invincible women, the late Barbara Stanwyck. A most unusual movie star, Stanwyck was an actress of considerable and neglected talent who elevated every role she had, a woman whose personal life matched the rocky road of her career. Whispered to be among Hollywood's scandalous “sewing circle, a group of internationally famous actresses who hid their potentially career-ending lesbianism and bisexuality, Stanwyck kept her liaisons a secret. Despite her steely resolve and her image as a take-control kind of woman, Stanwyck suffered from turbulent marriages and relationships, including her sensational marriage to, and divorce from, the abusive Robert Taylor. Madsen provides a fresh look at this fascinating, complex screen goddess, offering provocative and shocking details from one of Hollywood's most interesting lives.
Axel Madsen authored twenty-two books, including sixteen biographies. His most notable works include an in-depth look at the life of a legendary fashion icon,Chanel: A Woman of Her Own, and an investigation of the relationship between Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy,Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe ...
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Title:Stanwyck: A BiographyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:487 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 30, 2015Publisher:Open Road DistributionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1504008812

ISBN - 13:9781504008815

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“Madsen’s bio breathes intimacy on every page and avoids a gossipy tone.” —Publishers Weekly “Madsen’s exhaustive research reveals the public and private details of Stanwyck’s life in surprising detail.” —Booklist “Madsen’s admirably researched, insightful portrait of [Stanwyck’s] aloof nature . . . reveals that she was always torn between her wish to give of herself and her need to be in control.” —The Christian Science Monitor