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Gloria Swanson

The Ultimate Star

Stephen Michael Shearer

One of the grandest stars of the silent era, Gloria Swanson made a glorious comeback in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard in 1950, playing a faded movie queen. This biography considers her achievements in films, providing a template for stardom in Hollywood's early days, examines her private life and separates the real Gloria Swanson from the tragic Norma Desmond, with whom she will always be associated. Slightly off-mint.

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  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 517pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781250001559
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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