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By Christina Rice

Possessing a distinct good looks and subtle performing abilities, Ann Dvorak (1911--1979) came across luck in Hollywood at a time whilst many actors have been nonetheless suffering to conform to the period of talkies. likely destined for A-list repute, critics touted her as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after movie rich person Howard Hughes solid her as Cesca within the gangster movie Scarface (1932). Dvorak's trip to superstardom was once derailed whilst she walked out on her contractual duties to Warner Bros. for a longer honeymoon. Later, she initiated a criminal dispute over her agreement, an motion that used to be unparalleled at a time whilst studios exercised whole keep watch over over actors' careers.

As the 1st full-length biography of an often-overlooked actress, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel explores the existence and profession of 1 of the 1st people who dared to problem the studio procedure that governed Tinseltown. The actress reached her top throughout the early Thirties, while the movie was once particularly uncensored and unfastened to provide videos with extra bold storylines. She performed numerous woman leads in motion pictures together with The unusual Love of Molly Louvain (1932), Three on a Match (1932), and Heat Lightning (1934), yet after her walk-out, Warner Bros retaliated by means of casting her in less important roles.

Following the casting conflicts and ailment, Dvorak filed a lawsuit opposed to the Warner Bros. studio, atmosphere a precedent for different stars who finally rebelled opposed to the demonstrated Hollywood method. during this insightful memoir, Christina Rice explores the lively uprising of a skilled actress whose promising occupation fell sufferer to the studio empire.

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