9781593933142-1593933142-Virginia Bruce - Under My Skin

Virginia Bruce - Under My Skin

ISBN-13: 9781593933142
ISBN-10: 1593933142
Edition: 1st
Author: Scott O'Brien
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: BearManor Media
Format: Paperback 504 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781593933142
ISBN-10: 1593933142
Edition: 1st
Author: Scott O'Brien
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: BearManor Media
Format: Paperback 504 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Scott O'Brien wrote Virginia Bruce - Under My Skin comprising 504 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1593933142 and 9781593933142. Since then Virginia Bruce - Under My Skin textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In Born to Dance (1936), Virginia Bruce tempted James Stewart while introducing Cole Porter's "I've Got You Under My Skin." That same year, she dazzled as the archetypal showgirl in the Oscar-winning The Great Ziegfeld. Fans and critics saw her poised for major stardom at MGM.

Delve into her turbulent life and career. In James Robert Parish's Foreword, he notes Virginia's quiet charisma, the haunted, distracted look of her eyes, her vibrant voice, and her "off-screen life . . . far more exciting and exotic than any role she experienced on camera."

Love was very important to Virginia. She fell hard for screen idol John Gilbert during their filming of Downstairs (1932). When the virile, yet deeply troubled Gilbert proposed marriage, Hollywood held its collective breath. The merger ended in divorce, but provided the basis for the Selznick's A Star is Born (1937). Virginia's career took off, but the question was, "Did Louis B. Mayer have it in for her?" Mayer had hated Gilbert. After a brief, idyllic, yet tragic second marriage to director-producer J. Walter Ruben, Virginia's career focused more on radio, and an occasional "B" film. Her marriage to a young Turk, Ali Ipar in 1946 provided another unusual twist to Virginia's life, and ultimately a bittersweet ending.

Includes over 130 photos.

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