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By Axel Nissen

Drawing on ancient records and newspaper stories, this ebook presents a desirable portrait of a various team of personality actresses who left their stamp on Hollywood from the early sound period in the course of the Sixties. The lives of 35 actresses are explored intimately. a few are usual: Margaret Hamilton starred in dozens of movies earlier than and after her signature position because the depraved Witch in The Wizard of Oz; Una Merkel approximately died while her mom dedicated suicide in 1945. Others are approximately forgotten: Maude Eburne owed her profession to a striking fall at the Broadway degree in 1914; Greta Meyer, who performed the essential German maid, got here to Hollywood after years in New York’s Yiddish theater—though she wasn’t Jewish.

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