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The Sewing Circle free pdf Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Barbara Stanwyck to name a few maintained their images as glamorous big-screen sex symbols complete with dashing escorts, handsome husbands, and scores of male admirers, thanks to studio publicity departments. But off the set, all three box office divas were involved in lavender marriages (marriages of convenience, often to a gay man) or remained stoically single. They and several other Hollywood starlets of the era were all members of a discreet women s club called the Sewing Circle, Hollywood s underground lesbian society. Madsen takes a candid look at the very complicated dual lives these great stars led and the impact their preference for same-sex relationships had on their movie careers."

About Axel Madsen

Axel Madsen was the author of twenty-two published 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 Kennedy." Axel began his journalism career as a legman for columnist Art Buchwald in Paris, and later wrote one of the first books on television s longest-running news magazine show, "60 Minutes: The Power and the Politics of America s Most Popular TV News Show." As a 20th Century Fox publicist, he handled Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and George C. Scott, and was fired off"Myra Breckinridge"for siding with director Mike Sarne against producer Robert Fryer. His Hollywood biographies include the life stories of directors William Wyler, John Huston, and Barbara Stanwyck, as well as an examination of Golden Age Hollywood s gay underground in"The Sewing Circle." He was the writer-producer of the ITV documentary version of"The Sewing Circle." Over the years, Axel interviewed scores of movers and shakers, from legends like Goldwyn and Selznick to directors like Howard Hawks, Louis Milestone, and Rouben Mamoulian. Axel died in 2007. "

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Author : Axel Madsen
Publisher : Open Road Distribution
Data Published : 26 May 2015
ISBN : 1504008731
EAN : 9781504008730
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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