Forever Amber

Forever Amber
Author: K.J Dixon
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN: 1326803786
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Amber Book Excerpt:

When Katy's pony, Amber, is diagnosed with a fractured splint bone and a cracked cannon bone, Katy feels as though the worst has happened. In reality the worst is yet to come. A decline in condition along with being attacked by several life threatening illnesses leads to Amber's future hanging in the balance. Katy is faced with a decision to either let her go or fight for her. "Why has this happened to you?" I asked her desperate for some sort of answer. Her small head was bowed low and her bottom lip trembled. This wasn't her; it didn't feel as though she was still alive. Her body was here but her mind and spirit were gone. How could I possibly make this decision? The facts and my head said to put her down, but right now the facts weren't good enough and my heart felt that she deserved more. Katy has the best possible support team behind her to fight for Amber's life. This then begs the question can they do it? Will Amber live?

Forever Amber

Forever Amber
Author: Kathleen Winsor
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1613745141
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Amber Book Excerpt:

Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.

Forever Amber From Novel to Film

Forever Amber  From Novel to Film
Author: Gary A. Smith
Publsiher: BearManor Media
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2010-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Amber From Novel to Film Book Excerpt:

One of the most popular and controversial novels of the twentieth century was Forever Amber. In 1944, author Kathleen Winsor submitted multiple drafts to MacMillan, but when her story of Restoration England and the sexual exploits of beautiful Amber St. Clare was finally released, more than half of her composition had been edited out. Despite the excisions, many reviewers admired the story’s relevance, comparing Amber's fortitude during a plague and fire to that of the women who held hearth and home together through the blitzes of World War II. Others condemned the book, including the Catholic Church, for its blatant sexual references and perceived indecency. Fourteen U.S. states even banned the book as pornography. Despite the bans, Forever Amber sold over 100,000 copies in the first week of release and went on to sell over 3 million copies. Within a month after publication, the movie rights had been purchased by 20th Century Fox, despite the Hays Office having condemned the novel. To pacify them and other watchdogs, substantial changes were made to the script by Jerome Cady, Philip Dunne, and Ring Lardner, Jr. Production began but ran into immediate problems. Actress Peggy Cummins, originally cast as Amber, proved to be too inexperienced for the role, and she was replaced by Linda Darnell. Director John M. Stahl was also replaced after thirty-nine days of filming and more than $300,000 of production expenses. Otto Preminger took the director position, and the film proceeded, eventually costing nearly $4.5 million. The romantic Tehnicolor film co-tarred Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders, Dolores Hart, and Broadway veteran Jessica Tandy. Author Gary A. Smith sheds new light on the much maligned movie version of the bestselling novel and shows how misguided censorship can ultimately damage artistic expression. This research work also features glimpses into behind-the-scenes casting, costuming, and an appraisal of David Raksins original score. 206 pages. Illustrated with many rare photographs, including set photos from several cut scenes. Also includes many contemporary film reviews.

Law and Administration

Law and Administration
Author: Carol Harlow,Richard Rawlings
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780521606479
Category: Administrative law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Administration Book Excerpt:

Forever Amber

Forever Amber
Author: Kathleen Winsor
Publsiher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Total Pages: 972
Release: 2002-07-01
ISBN: 9780141009827
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forever Amber Book Excerpt:

A book to read and reread, this reissue brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, sixteen-year-old Amber St. Clare uses her wits, beauty and courage to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England - that of favourite mistress of the Merry Monarch himself, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary - and extraordinary - men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have ...

Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction
Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2018-09-07
ISBN: 0313054053
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction Book Excerpt:

As the first encyclopedia solely devoted to the popular romance fiction genre, this resource provides a wealth of information on all aspects of the subject. • Provides the basics about authors, works, themes, and other topics related to romance fiction using alphabetically arranged reference entries • Offers suggestions for further reading and other works of romance fiction via reading list • Written by contributors who are scholars, librarians, and industry experts with broad knowledge of the genre

When Books Went to War

When Books Went to War
Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 0544535170
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Books Went to War Book Excerpt:

This New York Times bestselling account of books parachuted to soldiers during WWII is a “cultural history that does much to explain modern America” (USA Today). When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops, gathering 20 million hardcover donations. Two years later, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million specially printed paperbacks designed for troops to carry in their pockets and rucksacks in every theater of war. These small, lightweight Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific, in field hospitals, and on long bombing flights. This pioneering project not only listed soldiers’ spirits, but also helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. “A thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account . . . I was enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried “Whether or not you’re a book lover, you’ll be moved.” — Entertainment Weekly

Censoring Sex

Censoring Sex
Author: John E. Semonche
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780742551329
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Censoring Sex Book Excerpt:

In this volume, John E. Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up to the present. He covers the various forms of American media - books and periodicals, pictorial art, motion pictures, music and dance, radio, television, and the Internet. Despite the varieties of censorship, running from self-censorship to government bans, a common story is told. Censorship, whether undertaken to ward off government regulation, to help preserve the social order, or to protect the weak and vulnerable, proceeds on the assumption that the censor knows best and that limiting the choices of media consumers is justified. Covering the history of censorship of sexual ideas and images is one way of telling the story of modern America.

Memorable Films of the Forties

Memorable Films of the Forties
Author: John Reid
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1411614631
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memorable Films of the Forties Book Excerpt:

What makes a movie memorable? Has it won awards? Is it still constantly aired on television? Did it have an enormous influence in its day? Nearly 100 films of the 1940s are examined in detail, with complete cast, credit and background information. Pictures include "Casablanca," "Meet Me in St Louis," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "All About Eve," "Cobra Woman," "Laura," "The Three Musketeers," "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "The Picture of Dorian Gray," "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein," "He Walked By Night," "Forever Amber," "The Paleface," etc.

Wolf Women and Phantom Ladies

Wolf Women and Phantom Ladies
Author: Steven Dillon
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2015-03-16
ISBN: 143845581X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolf Women and Phantom Ladies Book Excerpt:

Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture. 2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Popular culture in the 1940s is organized as patriarchal theater. Men gaze upon, evaluate, and coerce women, who are obliged in their turn to put themselves on sexual display. In such a thoroughly patriarchal society, what happens to female sexual desire? Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies unearths this female desire by conducting a panoramic survey of 1940s culture that analyzes popular novels, daytime radio serials, magazines and magazine fiction, marital textbooks, Hollywood and educational films, jungle comics, and popular music. In addition to popular works, Steven Dillon discusses many lesser-known texts and artists, including Ella Mae Morse, a key figure in the founding of Capitol Records, and Lisa Ben, creator of the first lesbian magazine in the United States. Steven Dillon is Professor of English at Bates College and the author of Derek Jarman and Lyric Film: The Mirror and the Sea and The Solaris Effect: Art and Artifice in Contemporary American Film.

Hollywood Beauty

Hollywood Beauty
Author: Ronald L. Davis
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-08
ISBN: 0806186968
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood Beauty Book Excerpt:

At fifteen, Linda Darnell left her Texas home and normal adolescence to live the Hollywood dream promoted by fan magazine and studio publicity offices. She appeared in dozens of films and won international acclaim for Blood and Sand (playing opposite Tyrone Power), Forever Amber, A Letter to Three Wives, and the original version of Unfaithfully Yours. Driven by a stage mother to become rich and Famous, but unable to cope with the career she had longed for as a child, Darnell soon was caught in a downward spiral of drinking, failed marriages, and exploitive relationships. By her early twenties she was an alcoholic, hardened by a life in which beautiful women were chattel, and by the time of her death at age forty- one, she was struggling for recognition in the industry that once had called her its "glory girl.” Hollywood Beauty begins in the Southwest during the Depression, when Pearl Darnell became obsessed by the glitter of the movie world that would dominate her children’s lives. We follow Linda’s path from her Texas childhood and first public success–during the state centennial, in 1936–through her contract work with Twentieth Century-Fox in the heyday of the big-studio system. Film historian Ronald L. Davis documents Darnell’s discovery and marriages, the adoption of her daughter, the marking of many well-known films, and her emotional difficulties, leading up to her tragic death by fire. This is the story of a native teenager from a dysfunctional middle-class family thrust into the golden age of Hollywood. Hollywood Beauty examines America’s public worship of movie stars and superficial success–its motives and consequences–and the addiction to escapism that this worship represents.

Best Years

Best Years
Author: Charles Affron,Mirella Jona Affron
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-08-14
ISBN: 0813548454
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Years Book Excerpt:

Americans flocked to the movies in 1945 and 1946ùthe center point of the three-decade heyday of the studio system's sound era. Why? Best Years is a panoramic study, shining light on this critical juncture in American historyand the history of American cinemaùthe end of World War II (1945) and a year of unprecedented success in Hollywood's "Golden Age" (1946). This unique time, the last year of war and the first full year of peace, provides a rich blend of cinema genres and typesùfrom the battlefront to the home front, the peace film to the woman's film, psychological drama, and the period's provocative new style, film noir. Best Years focuses on films that were famous, infamous, forgotten, and unforgettable. Big budget A-films, road shows, and familiar series share the spotlight. From Bergman and Grant in Notorious to Abbott and Costello in Lost in a Harem, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron examine why the bond between screen and viewer was perhaps never tighter. Paying special attention to the movie-going public in key cities--Atlanta, New York, Boston, Honolulu, and Chicago--this ambitious work takes us on a cinematic journey to recapture a magical time.

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds
Author: Dawn B. Sova
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0816071497
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds Book Excerpt:

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Revised Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 100 works deemed sexually obscene. The entries new to this edition include America by Jon Stewart, Sex by Madonna, The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp, and many more. Also included are updates to entries such as Forever by Judy Blume, and more

The Catholic Crusade Against the Movies 1940 1975

The Catholic Crusade Against the Movies  1940 1975
Author: Gregory D Black,Gregory D. Black
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1998-01-13
ISBN: 9780521629058
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Catholic Crusade Against the Movies 1940 1975 Book Excerpt:

For more than three decades the Catholic church, through its Legion of Decency, had the power to control the content of Hollywood films. From the mid-1930s to the late 1960s the Catholic Legion served as a moral guardian for the American public. Hollywood studios submitted their films to the Legion for a rating, which varied from general approval to condemnation. This book details how a religious organisation got control of Hollywood, and how films like A Streetcar Named Desire, Lolita, and Tea and Sympathy were altered by the Legion to make them morally acceptable. Documenting the inner workings of the Legion, The Catholic Crusade against the Movies also examines how the changes in the movie industry, and American society at large in the post-World War II era, eventually conspired against the Legion's power and so lead to its demise.

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds Fourth Edition

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds  Fourth Edition
Author: Dawn Sova
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1438149913
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

When Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata was banned from distribution through the mail (except for first class) in 1890, New York street vendors began selling it from pushcarts carrying large signs reading "Suppressed!" In 1961, the United States Supreme Court pondered whether D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover was lewd or literary. In 1969, the novel was required reading in many college literature courses. Changing sexual mores have moved many formerly forbidden books out of locked cabinets and into libraries and classrooms. Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Fourth Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 120 works deemed sexually obscene. Entries include: America: The Book (Jon Stewart) An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser) The Arabian Nights (Sir Richard Burton, trans.) The Art of Love (Ovid) The Bluest Eye (Toni Morrison) Forever (Judy Blume) Gossip Girl series (Cecily von Ziegesar) How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez) Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence) Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov) Looking for Alaska (John Green) Rabbit, Run (John Updike) Snow Falling on Cedars (David Guterson) Song of Solomon (Toni Morrison) This Boy's Life (Tobias Wolff) Ulysses (James Joyce) and more.

Miracles Sacrilege

Miracles   Sacrilege
Author: William Bruce Johnson
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 541
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 0802094937
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miracles Sacrilege Book Excerpt:

Tracing the development of the Church in the United States, Johnson discusses the reasons it found The Miracle sacrilegious and how it attained the power to persuade civil authorities to ban it.

Rhymes N Reasons The Lyrical Expressions of Bob Marks

Rhymes N Reasons  The Lyrical Expressions of Bob Marks
Author: Bob Marks
Publsiher: eBooks2go, Inc.
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2019-04-19
ISBN: 1545743401
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhymes N Reasons The Lyrical Expressions of Bob Marks Book Excerpt:

In that Rhymes and Reasons are songs, not poems, I’ve left them in the accepted patterns necessary to set them to music. There may be some repetition but rare is the song sang in its entirety without repeating verses or choruses especially, what is now considered the chorus. The earlier songs were primarily AABA or ABAC patterns which were the norm back then. As patterns evolved into the more contemporary verse-chorus mode, I’d suspect that happened because repetition of the chorus allows for more rousing concert finales in which audience might be tempted to sing along.

Women s Writing Englishness and National and Cultural Identity

Women   s Writing  Englishness and National and Cultural Identity
Author: M. Joannou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012-07-17
ISBN: 1137265299
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Writing Englishness and National and Cultural Identity Book Excerpt:

An original mapping of women's writing in the 1940s and 1950s, this book looks at Englishness and national identity in women's writing and includes writing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The authors discussed include Virginia Woolf, Daphne Du Maurier, Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark.

The Magic Thread

The Magic Thread
Author: m. J. Macpherson
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2009-04
ISBN: 0595528120
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic Thread Book Excerpt:

December 7, 1941 changed life forever. Uprooted from her Michigan home, a young girl moves with her parents, to a primitive desert near old Palm Springs in an effort to save her father's life. Experience WWII through her eyes as she faces challenges that shape her personality and mystical moments that fill her heart with wonder - the first time she hears an angel voice - the strange tale of a reappearing Butterfi eld stagecoach in the canyon. Leaving country school to attend school in Palm Springs, she wants to look glamorous like the city girls, but then, there are Daddy's old country ideas and the freckles...

The World and Its Double

The World and Its Double
Author: Chris Fujiwara
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN: 1466894237
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World and Its Double Book Excerpt:

Otto Preminger was one of Hollywood's first truly independent producer/directors. He sought to address the major social, political, and historical questions of his time in films designed to appeal to a wide public. Blazing a trail in the examination of controversial issues such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm) and homosexuality (Advise and Consent) and in the frank, sophisticated treatment of adult material (Anatomy of a Murder), Preminger in the process broke the censorship of the Hollywood Production Code and the blacklist. He also made some of Hollywood's most enduring film noir classics, including Laura and Fallen Angel. An Austrian émigré, Preminger began his Hollywood career in 1936 as a contract director. When the conditions emerged that led to the fall of the studio system, he had the insight to perceive them clearly and the boldness to take advantage of them, turning himself into one of America's most powerful filmmakers. More than anyone else, Preminger represented the transition from the Hollywod of the studios to the decentralized, wheeling and dealing New Hollywood of today. Chris Fujiwara's critical biography--the first in more than thirty years--follows Preminger throughout his varied career, penetrating his carefully constructed public persona and revealing the many layers of his work.