Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl (Hollywood Legends by Eric Gans

By Eric Gans

Despite showing in twenty-eight video clips in little over a decade, Carole Landis (1919-1948) by no means fairly turned the most important Hollywood megastar her onscreen presence must have afforded her. even supposing she acted in such enduring motion pictures as A Scandal in Paris and Moon over Miami, she used to be more often than not relegated to helping roles. even if she performed the most important position in a characteristic, as she did in The Powers Girl and the movie noir I get up Screaming!, she was once billed moment or 3rd at the back of different actors.

This biography strains Landis's existence, chronicling her beginnings as a dance corridor entertainer in San Francisco, her occupation in Hollywood and in another country, her USO performances, and eventually her suicide. utilizing interviews with actors who labored with Landis, modern motion picture magazines and journals, and correspondence, biographer Eric Gans unearths a sad determine whose lifestyles used to be all too short.

Landis's significant holiday got here in 1940 with Hal Roach's One Million B.C. She seemed in 13 20th Century-Fox photos among 1941 and 1946. In 1942-43, Landis entertained troops in England and North Africa within the basically all-female USO journey. The journey resulted in her memoir, Four Jills in a Jeep, and a Fox motion picture of an analogous identify. After her final American movie in 1947, she accomplished initiatives in England whereas having an affair with married actor Rex Harrison. stricken by a love that can now not bring about matrimony and depressed approximately growing old, she took a deadly drug overdose on July five, 1948.

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