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Title
In Morticia's shadow In Morticia's shadow :
Type
Text
Contribution
Pylant, James, author.
Subject
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983--Biography.
Actresses--Biography.
Television series--United States.
Television comedies--United States.
Addams family (Fictitious characters)--Drama.
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983.
Actresses.
Addams family (Fictitious characters)
Television comedies.
Television series.
United States.
Genre Form
Biography. fst01423686 (Source: OCoLC)
Drama. fst01423879 (Source: OCoLC)
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: PN2205 .P95 2012 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 791.43092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013431467
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
Before captivating America as Morticia in The Addams Family, actress Carolyn Jones appeared in 30 movies (including starring roles with Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra) and had a decade-long marriage to producer Aaron Spelling. But the road to Hollywood from her native Amarillo, Texas, was studded with rejection, typecasting, and unwanted comparisons to an actress who hated her: Bette Davis. Author James Pylant unveils the real Carolyn Jones, with access to her personal correspondence and journal, as well as interviews with her family, friends and fellow actors. What emerges is an intimate portrait of the iconic actress, a consummate professional who created a mystique not only for Morticia but for herself.--Website.
Table Of Contents
1: The Roots of an Actress; 2: Amarillo; 3: Pasadena; 4: Hungry in Hollywood; 5: The Turning Point; 6: "I Just Want to be Carolyn Jones"; 7: "Carolyn Jones, You Have Arrived"; 8: The Bittersweet Smell of Success; 9: The Addams Family; 10: After Morticia; 11: An Actress in Exile; 12: From Actress to Author; 13: A Return to Hollywood; 14: Reinventing Carolyn Jones; 15: A Crisis in Private; 16: Escaping Morticia.
Authorized Access Point
Pylant, James, In Morticia's shadow