The Resource Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir, Victoria Riskin, (electronic resource)

Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir, Victoria Riskin, (electronic resource)

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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir
Title
Fay Wray and Robert Riskin
Title remainder
a Hollywood memoir
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Riskin
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eng
Summary
A Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a dual biography of two of Hollywood's most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood's golden age, written by their daughter, an acclaimed writer and producer. Fay Wray was most famous as the woman--the blonde in a diaphanous gown--who captured the heart of the mighty King Kong, the twenty-five-foot, sixty-ton gorilla, as he placed her, nestled in his eight-foot hand, on the ledge of the 102-story Empire State Building, putting Wray at the height of New York's skyline and cinematic immortality. Wray starred in more than 120 pictures opposite Hollywood's biggest stars--Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper (The Legion of the Condemned, The First Kiss, The Texan, One Sunday Afternoon), Clark Gable, William Powell, and Charles Boyer; from cowboy stars Hoot Gibson and Art Accord to Ronald Colman (The Unholy Garden), Claude Rains, Ralph Richardson, and Melvyn Douglas. She was directed by the masters of the age, from Fred Niblo, Erich von Stroheim (The Wedding March), and Mauritz Stiller (The Street of Sin) to Leo McCarey, William Wyler, Gregory La Cava, "Wild Bill" William Wellman, Merian C. Cooper (The Four Feathers, King Kong), Josef von Sternberg (Thunderbolt), Dorothy Arzner (Behind the Make-Up), Frank Capra (Dirigible), Michael Curtiz (Doctor X), Raoul Walsh (The Bowery), and Vincente Minnelli. The book's--and Wray's--counterpart: Robert Riskin, considered one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. Academy Award-winning writer (nominated for five), producer, ten-year-long collaborator with Frank Capra on such pictures as American Madness, It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lost Horizon, and Meet John Doe, hailed by many, among them F. Scott Fitzgerald, as "among the best screenwriters in the business." Riskin wrote women characters who were smart, ornery, sexy, always resilient, as he perfected what took full shape in It Happened One Night, the Riskin character, male or female--breezy, self-made, streetwise, optimistic, with a sense of humor that is subtle and sure. Fay Wray and Robert Riskin lived large lives, finding each other after establishing their artistic selves and after each had had many romantic attachments--Wray, an eleven-year-long difficult marriage and a fraught affair with Clifford Odets, and Riskin, a series of romances with, among others, Carole Lombard, Glenda Farrell, and Loretta Young. Here are Wray's and Riskin's lives, their work, their fairy-tale marriage that ended so tragically. Here are their dual, quintessential American lives, ultimately and blissfully intertwined
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TEFOD
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Riskin, Victoria
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/80922
  • B
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LC call number
PN2285
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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Read by Julia Whelan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1984-
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Whelan, Julia
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  • Wray, Fay
  • Riskin, Robert
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Screenwriters
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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir, Victoria Riskin, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 01 min., 53 sec.))
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online
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9781984846471
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(OCoLC)1088721308
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Fay Wray and Robert Riskin : a Hollywood memoir, Victoria Riskin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 01 min., 53 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984846471
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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3b521832-281e-4b00-9f8a-7874352c966c
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(OCoLC)1088721308
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not applicable
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