Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Title: Barbara Stanwyck

Out this month from UPM is the latest addition to our Hollywood Legends Series, Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman by Dan Callahan. Callahan gives readers a long-range view of Stanwyck’s life and her art including her seminal collaborations with Capra in great films such Ladies of Leisure, The Miracle Woman, and The Bitter Tea of General Yen; her Pre-Code movies Night Nurse and Baby Face; and her classic roles in Stella Dallas, Remember the Night, The Lady Eve, and Double Indemnity.

Scott Eyman, writing for the Wall Street Journal called it...
...a serious book about a serious woman, less a biography of an actress than a biography of her career

and also,
If Mr. Callahan's book is not the last word on this great actress, it will certainly stand as an invaluable critical guide.

The book positions Stanwyck where she belongs—at the very top of her profession—and offers a close, sympathetic reading of her performances in all their range and complexity. The book also features twenty-four illustrations, a filmography, and a bibliography.




Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman is now available from UPM. The book is also featured this month at Turner Classic Movies Book Corner. Enter the sweepstakes to win a free copy of the book.

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