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Claire Trevor : The Life and Films of the Queen of Noir - by Derek Sculthorpe (Paperback)
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Claire Trevor (1910–2000) is best remembered as the alluring blonde femme fatale in such iconic noir films as Murder, My Sweet (1944) and Raw Deal (1948). Yet she was a versatile performer who brought rare emotional depth to her art. She was effective in a range of diverse roles, from an outcast prostitute in John Ford’s classic Stagecoach (1939) to the ambitious tennis mother in Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) to the embittered wife of a landowner in William Wellman’s overlooked gem My Man and I (1952). Nominated for three Oscars, she deservedly won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Gaye Dawn, a gangster’s broken-down moll in Key Largo (1948). The author covers her life and career in detail, recognizing her as one of the finest actresses of her generation.
Number of Pages: 190
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Performing Arts
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Derek Sculthorpe
Street Date: April 18, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4721
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