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Betty Grable

Doug Warren

Betty Grable

the reluctant movie queen

by Doug Warren

  • 103 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by Robson in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grable, Betty.,
  • Actors -- United States -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDoug Warren.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.G66
    The Physical Object
    Pagination237p.,(24)p. of plates :
    Number of Pages237
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17179511M
    ISBN 100860511650
    OCLC/WorldCa16559630

      She was Betty Grable. Today I am presenting an iconic photograph of Betty that became the most famous pin-up photo during the World War II. This image was reproduced on the noses of hundreds of bombers, and tens of thousands of airmen, sailors, GIs, and marines, far from home, in the midst of battle. Betty’s photo became their escapist fare. Grable was celebrated for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. Posts about Celebrities Now & Then paper dolls written by Marlendy Betty Grable by C Whatlley Pin Up Girl #2 Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable was an American actress, dancer, and singer.

    Betty Grable Picture Perfect Patriotic Pin-Up Girl by David Wolfe. from Betty Grable Paper Dolls, $ Chosen by “Life” magazine as one of “The Photos That Changed the World,” the pin-up picture of Betty Grable is an iconic 20th Century wears a modest white swimsuit, high heeled shoes and she peeks coyly over one shoulder, her corn-colored hair piled high in an upsweep. Betty Grable (18 December – 2 July ) was born Elizabeth Ruth Grable in St. Louis, was an American actress, dancer, singer, and model, famous for her sexy, perfect insured her legs for $1,, Her swimsuit photo made her the number 1 girl during World War photo later appeared in LIFE magazine's " Photos that Changed the World".Born: Elizabeth Ruth Grable, Decem , St. .

    "Pin-Up: The Tragedy Of Betty Grable" (originally published in hardcover in ) has the distinction of having the youngest daughter of Grable and bandleader Harry James, Jessica James Yahner (who passed away in at the age of 68) giving information and insight. Be forewarned, however, that there is a lot of unhappiness and unpleasantness 4/5(1).   BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 5 (AP)—About people attended a funeral service today for Betty Grable, “the girl with the golden legs.”.


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Betty Grable by Doug Warren Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book Betty Grable book well written with lots of background stories on Grable's many performances. There is a very nicely put together filmography in the appendix section. What is missing is a tinge of objectivity. The author unabashedly admits that he had a crush on Betty Grable Cited by: 1.

Betty Grable was one of the most beloved Hollywood stars but somehow I never read a book about her. I absolutely loved The Girl With The Million Dollar Legs.

It was everything I want in a biography. First of all, it was written by a man who was a fan of Grable, and that meant the book was a positive and fully comprehensive look into her life/5.

This is probably the only in-depth book biography of Betty Grable; the two other books about her are more like fan letters that lack deep insight. Spero Pasto's book on the s icon and dream girl Betty Grable has both its strengths and by: 3. A bitchy, scandal-mongering life of the movie star that is as garish as Technicolor.

Grable's story has the full litany of typical Hollywood sleaze: child abuse, perversion, licentiousness, alcoholism, abortions, gambling addiction, greed. It is a grotesque caricature of a movie star's life. Born to Billie Grable Author: Spero Pastos. Early life and education. Betty Betty Grable book was born Elizabeth Ruth Grable on Decemin St.

Louis, was the youngest of three children born to Lillian Rose (née Hofmann; –) and John Charles Grable (–), a stockbroker. [3] She had Dutch, Irish, German, and English ancestry. Nicknamed "Betty" as a child, the young girl was pressured by her mother, a.

Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie Queen is a fascinating and intimate account of the famous star who was for many years the highest-paid woman in America and a favorite pin-up all over the world/5.

What happened to Betty Grable's kids. Was she really a model wife and mother. Good grief she was never home. Her two daughters Victoria and Jessica were brought up by anyone available. The picture became a cherished pin-up for American Gls, and Betty Grable their innocent wartime fantasy girl.

But according to this book she had a complex, often grim real life—another saga of. Betty Grable. An Interview by Shel Dorf As a boy growing up in Chicago, Michael Levitt became fascinated with one of the most successful, and beloved actresses in history, Betty Grable.

For years, Michael went to the Chicago Theatre on State Street to Author: Able Grable. An unpretentious, mostly affectionate biography of unpretentious, mostly pleasant Betty Grable, ""who was always more motivated by a good time than by any ambition for career success."" The ambitious one was Betty's lame, cane-waving stage mother Lillian, who pushed wee Betty into dancing and singing&#;first in hometown St.

Louis, then in Hollywood, where the teenager did chorus bits in. This is a complete filmography of Betty Grable, an American actress, dancer, and a major contract star for 20th Century-Fox during the s and s, she starred in a succession of musicals and romantic comedies.

Grable began her career in at age twelve, after which she was fired from a contract when it was learned she signed up under false identification. The book begins with a biography that presents and discusses the most significant events in Grable's life.

The chronology that follows summarizes her career in capsule form. The succeeding chapters provide a detailed account of Grable's performances in various media, including films, television, radio, stage, nightclubs, videos, and records.

The Life of Betty Grable by Charles Rivers Editions is a disappointing read for its content and omissions rather than viewpoint. Betty Grable's only completely dramatic role as a major Fox star in 's I Wake up Screaming (aka Hot Spot) is ignored, despite the movie being /5(16). American Legends: The Life of Betty Grable looks at the significance of Betty Grable's place in war-era America, as well as her acting career, exploring how she came to.

Elizabeth Ruth Betty Grable (Decem – July 2, ) was an American actress, pin-up girl, dancer, and singer. Her 42 movies during the s and. Musical, Three for the Show () Three for the Show - Betty Grable, Marge Champion /film hd(P).

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Get this from a library. Betty Grable: the girl with the million dollar legs. [Tom McGee] -- Twenty-two years after her death, Betty Grable still has a fan club. McGee was himself a die-hard Grable aficionado when he interviewed her for a Glasgow newspaper.

The interview was followed by. Editorial Reviews. Pin-Up Girl is an awfully thin little musical, even for star Betty Grable, who rarely got vehicles that were worthy of her talents. Even more disappointing is the fact that Pin-Up, starring the most famous pin-up girl of her time, fails to deliver on the promise of its title: Grable is rarely given the chance to show off her fine physical assets, primarily due to the fact 5/5(1).

One of Marilyn Monroe's most beloved comedies, How to Marry a Millionaire gets a fine home video release on this DVD. The disc offers a sparkling, widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered /5(10).

The book was updated with new material in the s, bringing the story up to the end of Davis' life - all the heartbreak, all the drama, and all the love she experienced at every stage of her extraordinary life. Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie.Betty Grable, American film actress and dancer who was one of the leading box office draws of the s.

She starred primarily in musicals with formulaic plots that embraced her wholesome, good-natured screen image and featured athletic dance numbers which showed off her shapely legs.

Grable was. BETTY GRABLE () Ascertaining the level of intimacy in many of Betty Grable’s relationships is not easy. Most people who knew her during her time at the top were impressed by her morality, convinced she was ‘more show than go’ in most of her romances.