Now maybe they'll understand why scriptwriters have me go off the deep end every time I'm in the same picture as her. I had hoped to find a photo of Tierney and Kennedy together, but none was included. To buy this book at the lowest price,. Tierney died in 1991, shortly before her 71st birthday, of in Houston, Texas. And there were more errors.
Worried about her mental health, she consulted a psychiatrist, and was admitted to Harkness Pavilion in. There's just not much depth in the book. Pin-up photo in magazine Brief During 1953, Tierney's mental health problems were becoming harder for her to hide; she dropped out of and was replaced by. In 1957, Tierney was seen by a neighbor as she was about to jump from a ledge. Those who are less exacting about accuracy and fond of florid sentimentality may be more appreciative of this pricey tome. This particular edition is in a Paperback format.
I'd be lying if I didn't say it bothered me. For example, throughout the text, Vogel refers to award years according to the dates the ceremonies were held rather than the period for which work is being honored. Book Summary: The title of this book is Gene Tierney and it was written by. Columbia Pictures failed to find Tierney a project; so, she returned to and starred as Patricia Stanley to critical and commercial success in 1940. Interview with Jeanine Basinger, Film scholar. During this time, , an old friend, saw to it that Daria received the best medical care available, paying for all of her medical expenses. Having been a neighbor of the actress when she lived on Willowick in Houston, I was especially hoping that the three decades Miss Tierney spent in Texas - and her many charitable activities and contributions to the city she adopted as her home - might be more fully covered.
There is also very little about Gene Tierney's life in Texas after she retired from films, but hey, that might have entailed some original research and effort, because this is also thinly coverered in the afore mentioned biographies. In , Tierney was loaned out to and gave a memorable comic turn as Maggie Carleton in 's classic with , and. While reading the parts dedicated to Gene Tierney's illness, I felt like I was really experiencing it with her. I was pleased to read that she did come out of it on the other side and she learned to live her life under certain terms so that her illness wasn't triggered again, but aside from her career, if you're struggling with mental illness or you have a family member or friend who is, buy this book. The Male Animal was a hit, and Tierney was featured in magazine. I've read Gene Tierney's autobiography 5 or 6 times, and kept referring back to it as I read this new biography. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
In 1962, 20th Century Fox announced Tierney would play the lead role in , but she became pregnant and dropped out of the project. Early in 1953, Tierney returned to the U. In her autobiography, Tierney related that after the woman had recounted her story, she just stared at her silently, then turned and walked away. Also, in , Tierney co-starred as Ellie Mae Lester in 's , along with the title role in , Zia in Sundown and Victoria Charteris a. I was having a hard time coming up with my topic and my grandmother started telling me about Gene Tierney. Later, she went to the in ,.
She was also photographed by Harper's Bazaar, and. One nice thing were the wonderful photographs. The incident, as well as the circumstances under which the information was imparted to the actress, is repeated almost verbatim in the story. The extensive filmography in the back of the book is full of errors and typos: the names of actors and their characters are frequently incorrect. Most of the book simply recounts events and conversations already covered in Tierney's 1979 autobiography; a perusal of the Bibliography also discloses that the author included many old movie fan magazine articles among her sources. Similar discrepancies appear throughout the text.
After having carefully combed through this book, I am very disappointed with my purchase. Product Description Called the most beautiful woman in movie history, Gene Tierney starred in such 1940s classics as Laura, Leave Her to Heaven and The Ghost and Mrs. As someone who was eagerly awaiting the publication of this book, I was disappointed. Daria was born prematurely in , weighing only three pounds, two ounces 1. In 1944, she starred in what became her most famous role - the intended murder victim, Laura Hunt, in 's , opposite. Later in her career, she would be reunited with Milland in Daughter of the Mind 1969 , which has a cult following.
Zanuck was not easily convinced that the two women were one and the same. After years of treatment, including electroshock therapy that erased portions of her life from her memory, she triumphantly returned in one of the biggest comebacks in Hollywood history. Tierney was an actress who generated a wide range of critical opinion about her work. Some time after the tragedy surrounding her daughter Daria's birth, Tierney learned from a fan who approached her for an autograph at a party that the woman who was then a member of the women's branch of the Marine Corps had sneaked out of quarantine while sick with rubella to meet Tierney at her only Hollywood Canteen appearance. He was also her Jack. A picture was shown that was used just a few pages earlier.
She found Gable patient and considerate, but lonely and vulnerable, as he was still mourning the death of. She is interred next to Lee in the in Houston, Texas. Her personal life was a whirlwind of romance she married a count, was engaged to a prince, and was courted by a future president and tragedy her daughter was born with severe retardation and Tierney herself struggled with mental illness. Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in 1943 , Isabel Bradley Maturin in 1946 , Lucy Muir in 1947 , Ann Sutton in 1949 , Maggie Carleton McNulty in 1951 and Anne Scott in 1955. Some readers have said that the best part of the book is the foreward by Gene's daughter with Oleg Cassini, Christina. Tierney's grief over the tragedy led to many years of depression and may have begun her.
Her debut was in a supporting role as Elenore Stone in 's 1940 , opposite. Mankiewicz Anne Gouzenko William A. She was released from Menninger the following year, after a treatment that included - in its final stages - working as a sales girl in a large department store where she was recognized by a customer, resulting in sensational newspaper headlines. Tierney gave memorable performances in two other film noirs both in - 's and Otto Preminger's. After years of treatment, including electroshock therapy that erased portions of her life from her memory, she triumphantly returned in one of the biggest comebacks in Hollywood history. Those stories about Miss Tierney are yet to be told, and it is very unfortunate that this golden opportunity was missed within these pages.