By Eric Gans
Despite showing in twenty-eight video clips in little over a decade, Carole Landis (1919-1948) by no means particularly grew to become the key Hollywood celebrity her onscreen presence must have afforded her. even if she acted in such enduring movies as A Scandal in Paris and Moon over Miami, she was once pretty much relegated to aiding roles. even if she performed the main function 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 lifestyles, chronicling her beginnings as a dance corridor entertainer in San Francisco, her occupation in Hollywood and in another country, her USO performances, and finally 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 was once all too short.
Landis's mammoth holiday got here in 1940 with Hal Roach's One Million B.C. She seemed in 13 20th Century-Fox images among 1941 and 1946. In 1942-43, Landis entertained troops in England and North Africa within the basically all-female USO travel. The journey resulted in her memoir, Four Jills in a Jeep, and a Fox motion picture of an analogous name. After her final American movie in 1947, she accomplished tasks in England whereas having an affair with married actor Rex Harrison. laid low with a love that may now not result in matrimony and depressed approximately getting older, she took a deadly drug overdose on July five, 1948.
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Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl (Hollywood Legends Series) by Eric Gans