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The Resource Sylvia Sydney, paid by the tear : a biography, by Scott O'Brien

Sylvia Sydney, paid by the tear : a biography, by Scott O'Brien

Label
Sylvia Sydney, paid by the tear : a biography
Title
Sylvia Sydney, paid by the tear
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Scott O'Brien
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sylvia Sydney was one of a kind. Author James Baldwin said of her, "She was the only American film actress who reminded me of reality." Film historian John Springer called her the "finest emotional actress" of Hollywood's Golden Age. Her work enhanced landmark films of the 1930s, yet it wasn't until 1974 that Sidney received an Academy Award nomination ("Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams"). Sidney was blunt and opinionated, offering salty assessments of her directors and co-stars. She had high praise for Spencer Tracy and James Cagney, but her opinion of Humphrey Bogart was less than enthusiastic. A whole new generation of fans enjoyed Sidney's about-turn in Tim Burtom's "Beetlejuice" (1986). Along with acting, her passion for pug dogs and needlepoint contributed to the fascinating persona that was Sylvia Sidney" -- Book cover
Cataloging source
UW1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Scott
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sidney, Sylvia
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Actresses
  • Women in motion pictures
  • Women authors
Label
Sylvia Sydney, paid by the tear : a biography, by Scott O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes indexes, timeline of Sydney's credits in theater, radio, film, television, etc
  • Credits: pages 425-457
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From cradle to Broadway -- Nice women & bad girls --"Mr. God" & the "Idiot" -- Merrily we go to hell -- Accent on transition -- "One should never legalize a 'hot' romance" -- Hollywood: dead end -- Motherhood: "A great leveling agent" -- Screen comeback: 1944-1947 -- Jeanne d'Arc & Judy Garland -- Stage, screen and television -- Auntie Sylvia -- Exit laughing ... all the way to the bank -- "I've been playing those rotten-mother type roles" -- A mother's shrine to her son -- Beetlejuice & beyond
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 467 pages
Isbn
9781593939427
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Sylvia Sydney, paid by the tear : a biography, by Scott O'Brien
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes indexes, timeline of Sydney's credits in theater, radio, film, television, etc
  • Credits: pages 425-457
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From cradle to Broadway -- Nice women & bad girls --"Mr. God" & the "Idiot" -- Merrily we go to hell -- Accent on transition -- "One should never legalize a 'hot' romance" -- Hollywood: dead end -- Motherhood: "A great leveling agent" -- Screen comeback: 1944-1947 -- Jeanne d'Arc & Judy Garland -- Stage, screen and television -- Auntie Sylvia -- Exit laughing ... all the way to the bank -- "I've been playing those rotten-mother type roles" -- A mother's shrine to her son -- Beetlejuice & beyond
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 467 pages
Isbn
9781593939427
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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