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Femme Noir Bad Girls of Film

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ISBN-10: 078644682X

ISBN-13: 9780786446827

Edition: 2010 (Alternate)

Authors: Karen Burroughs Hannsberry

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What could be more unsettling than the steely look on Gene Tierney's face as she watches her young brother-in-law drown in Leave Her to Heaven? Or Barbara Stanwyck's voice in Double Indemnity as she coolly tells her lover that it is "straight down the line for both of us" in their plot to murder her husband. Though often thought of as primarily male vehicles, films noirs offered some of the most complex female roles of any movies of the 1940s and 1950s. Stars such as Stanwyck, Tierney and Crawford produced some of their finest performances in noir, while such lesser known actresses as Peggie Castle, Hope Emerson and Helen Walker made a lasting impression on moviegoers with their roles in…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 643
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.29" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Lauren Bacall
Joan Bennett
Ann Blyth
Peggie Castle
Jeanne Crain
Joan Crawford
Peggy Cummins
Rosemary DeCamp
Yvonne DeCarlo
Faye Emerson
Hope Emerson
Rhonda Fleming
Nina Foch
Sally Forrest
Ava Gardner
Gloria Grahame
Coleen Gray
Jane Greer
Jean Hagen
Dorothy Hart
Signe Hasso
Susan Hayward
Rita Hayworth
Virginia Huston
Adele Jergens
Evelyn Keyes
Veronica Lake
Ida Lupino
Dorothy Malone
Marilyn Monroe
Agnes Moorehead
Cathy O'Donnell
Dorothy Patrick
Jean Peters
Ella Raines
Ruth Roman
Gail Russell
Jane Russell
Lizabeth Scott
Barbara Stanwyck
Jan Sterling
Gene Tierney
Audrey Totter
Claire Trevor
Lana Turner
Helen Walker
Marie Windsor
Shelley Winters
Loretta Young
Bibliography
Index