Jean Arthur

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Author: John Oller
Publisher: Amadeus Press
ISBN: 9780879102784
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Jean Arthur by John Oller

Original Title: Jean Arthur

The luminous star of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Shane, and other classic films was, as the subtitle aptly puts it, "the actress nobody knew." Jean Arthur (1900-91) kept her personal life private, disdained the Hollywood publicity machine, and was called "difficult" because of her perfectionism and remoteness from costars on the movie set. John Oller, a lawyer, tracked down kinsfolk and friends never before interviewed to capture the elusive personality of a free spirit best embodied in her favorite role, Peter Pan. Arthur herself might have appreciated his warm, respectful portrait. "...[An] insightful, painstakingly researched analysis of Arthur's life and career raises the curtain on the complex, conflicted person behind the screen persona...Captures the special shine of a unique star who turned out to be a genuine eccentric." -Chicago Tribune

Jean Arthur

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Author: Jerry Vermilye
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467043267
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Jean Arthur by Jerry Vermilye

Original Title: Jean Arthur

Blonde, vivacious Jean Arthur is best remembered today for her unizue, childlike voice and for the handful of classic Thirties and Forties movies she made for directors Frank Capra and George Stevens, such as You Can't Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The More the Merrier and her last picture Shane, released in 1953. But not many know that her 30-year film career dates from the early Twenties, when she was an inexperienced contract player at Fox. In fact, Arthur appeared in more movies of the silent era (mostly program Westerns and minor comedies) than she made after the advent of sound. Born with the name Gladys Greene in 19-00, Jean Arthur renamed and reinvented herself when she arrived in Hollywood in 1922, fictionizing her background and subtracting eight years from her actual age. Colleagues have recalled the eccentric personality and behind-the-scenes insecurities that negated her popularity with the press and inhibited her later career as a stage and TV star, prompting her eventual retreat into seclusion. All of these exploits and more are detailed in this comprehensive biofilmography by Jerry Vermilye, a much published author who tells his story in a brisk non-judgmental style that has drawn critical praise for his volumes on such legendary film personalities as Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Charles Bronson, Audrey Hepburn, Buster Crabbe, Lawrence Olivier. and Elizabeth Taylor. This book includes casts, production credits and critical commentary on Jean Arthur's many films, as well as 100 scene stills, portraits and candids, many of them are photographs from the author's private collection.

Jean Arthur A Bio Bibliography

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Author: Arthur Pierce
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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Jean Arthur A Bio Bibliography by Arthur Pierce

Original Title: Jean Arthur A Bio Bibliography

This bibliography presents an in-depth profile of Jean Arthur--an important, and much neglected figure of the American film industry. Along with basic biographical information, the book gives a detailed examination of her career and contribution to the entertainment field. Jean Arthur contributed to several branches of the entertainment media--film, radio, stage, television, yet surprisingly, she has been greatly overlooked by many historians. This book fills that void. As this bio-biography reveals, after many years of struggle Jean Arthur found herself a major star during the 1930s. Arthur exhibited a unique combination of girlish appeal and ladylike competence. Her evident joy at performing before the camera would turn into neurotic fear between scenes. Her popularity among peers, directors, and fellow performers, was contradicted by her near paranoia in demanding privacy and remoteness in her private life. The book's bibliography includes dozens of references to reviews in film periodicals, as well as excerpts from reviews of nearly all her films. This section also includes reviews of her stage and television careers, as well as a detailed listing of her radio contributions. The authors have compiled the book's filmography from a number of sources in an attempt to make both the cast and production credits as complete as possible. The book also includes a number of illustrations drawn from the authors' private collection, such as lobby cards, posters, and photographs. The appendix contains three articles, reprinted verbatim, from typical fan magazines. The articles by Romayne and John Wayne provide excellent pictures of what it was like to work with Jean Arthur. The third article, by Miss Arthur herself, presents her feelings on a subject dear to her, namely the independence of women and how film has contributed to her emancipation. This book should appeal to both scholar and film historian as well as the casual reader and movie lover. With its unequalled filmography and annotated listing of media contributions, this book will be invaluable as a reference in any film library.

25 Best Films Of Jean Arthur

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Author: Abby Books
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535168694
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25 Best Films Of Jean Arthur by Abby Books

Original Title: 25 Best Films Of Jean Arthur

Presenting the 25 Best Films of Jean Arthur: A Movie Poster Mini-Book... A collection of vintage posters and poster art from the top 25 films of film star Jean Arthur, best known for her roles in Frank Capra's -- Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Take It With You (1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)-as well as The More the Merrier (1943) and Shane (1953). Included in this mini-book are full-sized posters and poster art on 8 x 10 pages presented in descending order, based on their IMDb (Internet Movie Database) Rating. Films included are: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Diamond Jim (1935), Easy Living (1937), Foreign Affair (1948), Halfway to Heaven (1929), History is Made at Night (1937), If You Could Only Cook (1935), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Party Wire (1935), Shane (1953), Street of Chance (1930), The Cowboy Cop (1926), The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936), The Fighting Smile (1925), The Gang Buster (1931), The Lawyer's Secret (1931), The More the Merrier (1943), The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929), The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930), The Talk of the Town (1942), The Virtuous Husband (1931), The Whole Town's Talking (1935) and You Can't Take It With You (1938). During a nearly 43-year career that spanned 1923 to 1966, Arthur appeared in more than 70 films, beginning with silent two-reel shorts. In her three Capra films, she "championed the everyday heroine." In 1944 she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The More the Merrier (1943). About the preparation of this book: a number of films which made Arthur's original IMDb top 25 films listing are not included in this book for the following reasons: Wine of Youth (1924), The Iron Horse (1924) and Buster Keaton's Seven Chances (1925) because Arthur appeared in uncredited roles. Sins of the Fathers (1928) and Get That Venus (1933) because poster art and scene stills of Arthur were unavailable for her roles. George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984) is a documentary and not a starring vehicle. Galas de la Paramount (1930) because Arthur only appears in an episode of the film, cast as Sweetheart in the episode, 'Dream Girl." Also, poster art and scene stills of her role were unavailable. Cameo Kirby (1923) because Arthur is billed ninth."


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Author: Jean Arthur Jones
ISBN: 1456612727
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Revelations by Jean Arthur Jones

Original Title: Revelations

This collection of 44 poems, by Jean Arthur Jones, is edited and published by Bruce Whealton. It reflects the editor's personal impression of what are the best poems of the many that have been written by Mr. Jean Arthur Jones. In writing this, it is implied that some of the poems chosen may reflect personal preferences and as such, these poems may represent the editor's favorite poems by Jean Jones. This is inevitable as it is difficult to find any objective sense of "the best" when describing poetry. The poems represent a range of subjects and the order was chosen purposefully. However, the poems are not ordered in chronological order of when the poems were written or when they were published. One of the editor's favorite collections by Jean Jones is the "Angel of Death" poetry collection. That subject, as such, has received the most attention in this collection. Some advice I received within the past couple years from Jean was about honesty, to be honest, always, in one's poetry. And to ask oneself, "does it read as honest?" I think that is a theme I've found in the poetry of Jean Jones. Sometimes you will read about his raw emotions and at other times you experience his feelings along with his observations about the world, life, death, God, faith, good and evil. Some poems draw upon some rather deep literary sources of inspiration. Other poems draw upon the every day experiences. I think all readers will find that his poems vary in complexity and thus defy simple characterization. I'm not aware of too many poets that similarly have such varied style in their writing.

American Legends

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Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986416344
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American Legends by Charles River Charles River Editors

Original Title: American Legends

*Includes pictures. *Includes Arthur's own quotes about her life and career. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. "I guess I became an actress because I didn't want to be myself." - Jean Arthur "It's a strenuous job every day of your life to live up to the way you look on the screen." - Jean Arthur A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. At the peak of the Golden Era of Hollywood, one of the film industry's most popular genres was the screwball comedy, making stars out of young actresses like Jean Harlow and helping pave the way for future ones like Marilyn Monroe. But at the height of the era of the screwball comedy, the actress most associated with them was Jean Arthur, whose ability to portray everyday women made her incredibly popular in the 1930s and 1940s. As one critic put it, "No one was more closely identified with the screwball comedy than Jean Arthur. So much was she part of it, so much was her star personality defined by it, that the screwball style itself seems almost unimaginable without her." Her seemingly effortless abilities helped get her cast in some of legendary director Frank Capra's most famous films, including Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Capra's films were some of the most critically acclaimed and popular of Depression-era America thanks to viewers being able to relate to the characters, and Arthur was integral in this, as film critic Charles Champlin once explained, "To at least one teenager in a small town (though I'm sure we were a multitude), Jean Arthur suggested strongly that the ideal woman could be - ought to be - judged by her spirit as well as her beauty ... The notion of the woman as a friend and confidante, as well as someone you courted and were nuts about, someone whose true beauty was internal rather than external, became a full-blown possibility as we watched Jean Arthur." Arthur was an Oscar nominated actress and one of the richest women in the country in the mid-1940s, but she nevertheless retired after her contract with Columbia ended in 1944. While that seems like an odd decision, Arthur was notorious for wanting to avoid the spotlight and Hollywood's celebrity culture, which led to her being branded a recluse. In addition to avoiding interviews and even having her picture taken, she was bitterly critical of Hollywood, saying, "I hated the place - not the work, but the lack of privacy, those terrible prying fan magazine writers and all the surrounding exploitation." Life magazine made it sound alluring when they pointed out in 1940 that "[n]ext to Garbo, Jean Arthur is Hollywood's reigning mystery woman", but Arthur would only appear in a couple of movies after her retirement, and she disappeared from the Hollywood scene almost as quickly as she burst onto it. American Legends: The Life of Jean Arthur examines the life and career of one of America's favorite screwball comedy queens. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Jean Arthur like never before, in no time at all.

Top Trails Glacier National Park

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Author: Jean Arthur
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977359
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Top Trails Glacier National Park by Jean Arthur

Original Title: Top Trails Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park's remote locale allows visitors to experience an intact ecosystem that hosts nearly all wildlife and bird species that were found a century ago when Congress designated the 1.2 million acres as America's 10th national park. Here at that Crown of the Continent, hikers use the guide to access a mountain pass where meltwater drains to three different oceans. Trail users retrace routes to some 200 sapphire blue or turquoise green lakes, following trails along some of the park's 1,557 miles of streams and rivers and discovering some of Glacier's 200 named waterfalls. The ever-changing landscape encourages trail users, photographers, and nature lovers to return to Glacier to explore glacial tarns as they melt, aspens as they quake golden in the fall, and even recovering landscapes from large wildfires a decade ago. This guide also reveals historically significant information about the park and the trails, culturally significant waypoints, Blackfeet Indian and other Native American traditional use, ongoing scientific research and sustainable practices in Glacier. Top Trails: Glacier National Park by local author Jean Arthur leads visitors to secluded trails and unique settings while providing details of current and past human activity, wildlife movement, wildfire's importance, and geologic changes that altered the landscape and created America's 10th national park. The unique approach of Top Trails: Glacier National Park reveals why certain trails wend alongside sensitive meadows or climb above crystalline lakes. The guide leads hikers to backcountry respites, unique to Glacier. The guide also traces outlaws, poachers, and mining ventures that occurred inside the current park boundary.

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