A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

    A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

    Steel-True 1907-1940

    Victoria Wilson

    Simon & Schuster 2013

    Hardback 1053pp

    9780684831688   Product Code: 22123

    Barbara Stanwyck, originally Ruby Stevens, (1907-1990) started work on Broadway as a chorus girl, but after landing a small part in a 1926 play her acting talent was spotted and she was soon lured to Hollywood. Charting her early career up to the beginning of the Second World War this biography assesses her life and evolution as an actor and her collaborations with the leading stars and directors of the period including Frank Capra, Cecil B DeMille and husband Robert Taylor.

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