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Charles Boyer, the "great lover" was the definition of polished European virility in the thirties and forties, and mesmerized his costars wit the same masterful ease that wooed his fans into theaters. Larry Swindell shows here that although this consummate actor, son of French bourgeoisie, always retained a balanced perspective in the face of his worldwide celebrity, the public did not. The Boyer myth grew to such proportion that it achieved a life of its own. Much like Bogart's "Play it again, Sam," Boyer's "Come wiz me to zee casbah," was never spoken by him except in the popular imagination.
In this richly detailed biography, Larry Swindell dispels the myths and reveals the professional and personal contrasts of a man whose career began in ways more fabulous than the imaginings of any studio publicity department: he rose from obscurity to become the overnight sensation of Parisian theater when, on twenty-four hours' notice, he replaced the ailing lead in a major production. A dazzling survivor in an industry of notorious failures, he was passionately devoted to his art, his country, and his wife.
With the Golden Age of Hollywood as a backdrop, Boyer's private and professional lives are explored: His reputation as the "great louvair," (enhanced as much by his real-life romance with his wife as by the casting with such leading ladies as Dietrich, Garbo, and Hepburn), his involvement with the French Resistance movement, and his friendships with such Hollywood greats as Henry Fonda, David Niven, and Ingrid Bergman.
About the Author: Larry Nolan Swindell is formatively a Californian and UCLA graduate but is a native Texan who, in 2014, was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. His five published biographies, all focused on leading stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, are deeply rooted in the history of American movies, his consuming passion. Now retired, logged 45 years as a newspaper journalist and editor. He was literary editor and critic-at-large for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from 1980 to 2000. Concurrent with his journalistic odyssey, he was an instructor in literature and composition at five universities, including a 20-year stretch at Texas Christian University. In 1974 he founded the "Bookshelf" column, which was syndicated nationally by The New York Times and the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain for a decade. He also reviewed Broadway productions for dailies throughout New York's Westchester County. Larry is father to three daughters and two sons, and he has eleven grandchildren. He was married to Broadway actress Eleanor Eby until her death in 1983. He is now living California with his second wife (and childhood sweetheart), Patricia Volder.
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2793398873
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0385170521I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0385170521I5N10
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0385170521I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. This item is listed as acceptable. All pages are intact and all text is readable, but binding may be loose and pages may have creases and shelf wear. May be missing dust jacket and/or supplementary material, and may contain writing and/or heavy highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34FG3G000FR7_ns
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday, NY, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. No Jacket. 1st. First edition stated on copyright page. Good; no jacket - no markings light wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 10" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 041569
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Solid binding. Moderate shelf wear. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 123488231
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1983. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Photo - Illustrated (illustrator). First Edition. Light grey boards with black cloth spine. Gold colored print on spine. Foredge is rough cut. Foot edge has speckling. Previous owner's note on pg. 281. Pages 88 and 89 each have one marked pen line. 280 pages including index. Sound and otherwise unmarked. Dust jacket has light shelf wear. Laid-in news clippings of book reveiw and two of Boyer's obit. Size: 5 3/4 X 8 1/2. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006312
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0385170521 UK BASED SELLER - SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS SHIPPING VIA AIRMAIL. * PLEASE NOTE COVER MAY VARY TO ONE SHOWN*. tears to the dj. Buchnummer des Verkäufers H0061763
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday & company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1983. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. Jacket is chipped, torn & taped, tanning with edgewear. Boards tanning on edges. Pages are clean & tight. Size: 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 230797