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Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew


The luminous star of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Shane, and other classic films was, as the subtitle aptly puts it, "the actress nobody knew." Jean Arthur (1900-91) kept her personal life private, disdained the Hollywood publicity machine, and was called "difficult" because of her perfectionism and remoteness from costars on the movie set. John Oller, a lawyer, tracked down kinsfolk and friends never before interviewed to capture the elusive personality of a free spirit best embodied in her favorite role, Peter Pan. ...

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Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew
2004, Limelight, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780879102784

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Jean Arthur: The Actress Nobody Knew
1997, Limelight Editions, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780879100902

Limelight edition


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