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Author Young, Gwenda, author.

Title Clarence Brown : Hollywood's forgotten master / Gwenda Young ; foreword by Kevin Brownlow
Published Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Screen classics
Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Contents A Brown boy -- The master's apprentice -- Brown goes to war ... and returns to Tourneur -- Striking out : the light in the dark and Don't Marry for Money -- Early years at Universal -- Brown and the Universal women -- Brown at United Artists -- Brown meets Garbo : flesh and the devil -- On the trail of '98 -- An "uplifting" film : adapting The Green Hat -- Transition to sound : Wonder of Women and Navy Blues -- A year with Garbo -- Starmaker -- Devotion and deceit : Emma and Letty Lynton -- Service and passion -- Back with Crawford -- Reunited : Garbo, Brown, and Anna Karenina -- Going home : Ah Wilderness! -- Back to the formula : Wife vs. Secretary, The Gorgeous Hussy, and Love on the Run -- Conquest -- A little piece of humanity : Of Human Hearts -- Foreign affairs : Idiot's Delight and The Rains Came -- Inventions and conventions : Edison the Man, Come Live with Me, and They Met in Bombay -- Representing the war front at Home and Away : The Human Comedy and The White Cliffs of Dover -- Velvet and the pie : National Velvet -- A year with The Yearling -- Songs and the South : Song of Love and Intruder in the Dust -- The twilight of a career -- Slow fade-out : Brown in retirement
Summary "Gwenda Young's "Clarence Brown: Hollywood's Forgotten Master" is an in-depth analysis of the life and films of Clarence Brown. After tracing Brown's lineage from hardworking parents and resilient grandparents, it presents his films in a way that captures and holds readers' attention. It approaches Brown the director from a unique perspective, deriving information from interviews, books, newspapers, and obituaries. Each film is described in detail, including how it was made, how the actors and crew felt about the piece, how the film influenced Brown's growth as a director, and how the film contributed to Hollywood and tied in to current issues of the day. The book discusses the political, racial, gender, and social attributes Clarence Brown saw in others and in himself across the span of five decades. Brown's place within the Golden Age of Hollywood and his collaborations with key stars are also examined"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed October 1, 2018)
Subject Brown, Clarence, 1890-1987.
Brown, Clarence, 1890-1987
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Motion picture producers and directors
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Brownlow, Kevin, writer of introduction
ISBN 9780813175966