A Life of Barbara Stanwyck
By Victoria Wilson
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9780684831688, 1088pp.)
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Fifteen years in the making, the first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound
Victoria Wilson is a vice president and senior editor at Alfred Knopf. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the US Commission on Civil Rights and has served on the boards of PEN American Center, the National Board Review of Motion Pictures, the Writing Program of the New School of Social Research, and Poets & Writers. She lives in New York City and upstate New York.
- ?eoeWhat you have done is extraordinary. It is an amazing book, brilliantly written enhancing the whole life, Barbara?e(TM)s life, happenings around her?e"people of the industry, people in the theater and in politics. The way you have shown her life to include other situations, all that you interject . . . it makes her life, to me, more historically important. My father fell in love with Barbara after he saw her in?Ladies of Leisure. He loved to go to the opera and to the movies and the only star he talked about was Barbara Stanwyck. He used to say she was an incredible actress. And she was. She really was. You have brought her wonderful career magnificently to life, and as her friend, I thank you.?e
-Nancy Sinatra, Sr., Barbara Stanwyck?e(TM)s closest friend