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ISBN-10: 076246481X

ISBN-13: 9780762464814

New York Times bestselling writer and daughter of Judy Garland tells the tale of A big name Is Born -- right away the crowning success and maximum sadness in her mother's mythical occupation. this can be a bright account of a movie classic's construction, loss, and reclamation.
A celebrity Is Born -- the vintage Hollywood story a few younger expertise emerging to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover alongside the way in which -- hasn't ever long past out of fashion. It has noticeable 5 movie variations, yet none compares to the 1954 model starring Judy Garland in her maximum function. yet whereas it used to be the crowning functionality of the mythical entertainer's occupation, the creation become the most said in motion picture history.
The tale, which depicts the darkish aspect of status, habit, loss, and suicide, paralleled Garland's personal tumultuous existence in lots of methods. whereas hitting alarmingly with reference to domestic for the delicate famous person, it finally ended in a superlative functionality -- person who was once nominated for an Academy Award, yet misplaced in a single of the largest upsets in Oscar historical past. working a long way too lengthy for the studio's tastes, Warner Bros. notoriously slashed wide quantities of pictures from the completed print, leaving A famous person is Born in tatters and breaking the guts of either the film's big name and director George Cukor.
Today, with a director's minimize reconstructed from formerly misplaced scenes and audio, the 1954 A big name is Born has taken its deserved position one of the such a lot significantly acclaimed video clips of all time, and keeps to encourage each one new iteration that discovers it. Now, Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and the film's manufacturer, Sid Luft, tells the tale of the creation, and of her mother's struggle to avoid wasting her profession, as in simple terms she may possibly. Teaming with movie historian Jeffrey Vance, A megastar Is Born is a brilliant and refreshingly candid account of the crafting, loss, and recovery of a film vintage, complemented via a trove of pictures from the relations assortment taken either off and on the set. The e-book additionally comprises essays at the different reveal variations of A superstar Is Born, to around out a whole heritage of a narrative that has remained a Hollywood favourite for on the subject of a century.

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