In Search of Donna Reed

By: Fultz, Jay

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[light foxing to cloth at top and bottom edge of book, no other significant wear; jacket slightly wrinkled at top and bottom edges of front panel]. (B&W photographs) The first (and as far as I know, the only) full-length biography of the Iowa-born actress, whose "intelligence and force of character often put her at odds with the roles she portrayed both on and off screen." Her perceived media image as the perfect TV wife and mother notwithstanding (an image the author thoroughly deconstructs), she was a feminist before it was fashionable (driven by her anger at the treatment of women by Hollywood) and became a political activist in middle age. (Although not marked in any way as such, this copy of the book was acquired from the estate of legendary Hollywood makeup artist William Tuttle (1912-2007), who also happens to have been Donna Reed's first husband, from 1943 to 1945. He is thanked in the book's acknowledgments for being "unfailingly helpful and fatherly"; their marriage is discussed in the second half of Chapter Three, about Reed's early career at M-G-M.)

Title: In Search of Donna Reed

Author: Fultz, Jay

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: (c.1998)

ISBN Number: 0-87745-625-9

ISBN Number 13: 9780877456254

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 24131

Keywords: Actresses Situation Comedies Television Gender Roles Women In Hollywood