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Home Before Dark [A Biographical Memoir of John Cheever, by His Daughter]

Bacall, Lauren]; Cheever, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0395352975 / ISBN 13: 9780395352977
Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1984
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Cloth; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 243. Inscribed by the author on the FFEP, "For Betty with many memories and my love / Susan Cheever / New York City / October 1984." (Lauren Bacall was born in the Bronx as Betty Joan Perske, and only close friends and loved ones used her real name.) The gossip on Cheever and Bacall is -- well, gossip, so one can't confirm. Cheever supposedly took countless lovers of both sexes, and then bragged about them to his family and friends. Though Cheever claims that Lauren Bacall was "madly in love with him," it's also on the grapevine that she was turned off by his "debutante accent." Small scuff mark on upper board, and one at tail of spine; otherwise book is fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket. Lauren Bacall (born in the Bronx as Betty Joan Perske, 1924-2014) was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. Howard Hawks (director, producer, screenwriter) changed her first name to Lauren, and Perske adopted "Bacall," a variant of her mother's maiden name (of Romanian Jewish descent), as her screen surname. The young Lauren Bacall, worked as an usher at the St. James Theatre, and as a fashion model. She made her acting debut on Broadway in 1942, at age 17, as a walk-on in "Johnny 2x4." By then, she lived with her mother on Bank Street, Greenwich Village, and in 1942 she was crowned Miss Greenwich Village. Though Diana Vreeland is often credited with "discovering" Bacall, putting her on the cover of "Vogue" in 1943, much of the iconography surrounding Bacall she cultivated herself with the help of Nancy Hawks, Howard Hawks's wife, who advised Bacall on clothing, elegance, manners, and taste. Even Bacall's trademark voice required arduous training -- at Hawks's suggestion, Bacall worked with a voice coach to make her voice lower and deeper. Her screen debut as the leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film "To Have and Have Not" (1944) made her an instant star. She married Bogart in 1945, and continued in the film noir genre alongside him in "The Big Sleep" (1946), "Dark Passage" (1947), and "Key Largo" (1948). She starred in the romantic comedies "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953) with Marilyn Monroe, and "Designing Woman" (1957) with Gregory Peck. She co-starred with John Wayne in his final film, "The Shootist" (1976). Bacall worked on Broadway in musicals, earning Tony Awards for "Applause" (1970) and "Woman of the Year" (1981). N° de ref. de la librería JC11758

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Título: Home Before Dark [A Biographical Memoir of ...

Editorial: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Año de publicación: 1984

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition.

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The late writer's eldest child draws on her father's journals and letters and on her own memories to construct a sympathetic, insightful account of Cheever's life, career, literary relationships, problems, and family life

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