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READ KINDLE Ä Suicide Blonde: The Life of Gloria Grahame ⚢ Starring in such films as Crossfire and The Bad and the Beautiful, Gloria was a legend on screen as well as off Here is her biography, a story of a self destructive woman on a collision course with the stars and a vastly underrated classic actress who will never be forgottenblack and white photos It s unfortunate that this is the only really definitive biography of Gloria Grahame out there and it s even out of print The book reeks of a casual sexism that no one would have likely blinked an eye at when it was written it zooms through her professional work and instead lingers on her romantic failures and her maternal tribulations Most unsettling, it both worships and tears down Grahame s vulnerabilities focusing on why she was difficult to work with and how she was troubled rather tha It s unfortunate that this is the only really definitive biography of Gloria Grahame out there and it s even out of print The book reeks of a casual sexism that no one would have likely blinked an eye at when it was written it zooms through her professional work and instead lingers on her romantic failures and her maternal tribulations Most unsettling, it both worships and tears down Grahame s vulnerabilities focusing on why she was difficult to work with and how she was troubled rather than addressing that in a larger context of her life and work tbh the book pretty much lost me the moment it suggested that all of Gloria s life problems stemmed from her heavy, painful periods and the way they made her behave I hope someone out there someday will give Grahame the due she deserves because it certainly isn t to be found here I enjoyed learningabout this actress She was familiar to me mainly for her role as Violet in It s A Wonderful Life After re watching that movie this Christmas and not having seen it in years , I became intrigued by the Violet character and the actress who played her I had also seen Oklahoma and The Bad and the Beautiful a long time ago I ve started watching some of her other films recently, like The Big Heat, In a Lonely Place, and Crossfire, and have discovered what a terrific and co I enjoyed learningabout this actress She was familiar to me mainly for her role as Violet in It s A Wonderful Life After re watching that movie this Christmas and not having seen it in years , I became intrigued by the Violet character and the actress who played her I had also seen Oklahoma and The Bad and the Beautiful a long time ago I ve started watching some of her other films recently, like The Big Heat, In a Lonely Place, and Crossfire, and have discovered what a terrific and complex presence she was, especially in the film noir era It turns out her life was often as colorful and complicated and sad and difficult as the characters she played Thankfully, the author of this bio writes about Grahame with a lot of empathy And being a theater director, he brings an interesting insider s knowledge of the theater world and doesn t shortchange that part of Grahame s acting career, which became the better focus of her work near the end of her life after good film roles dried up for her Too bad there isn t an evenrecent bio of Grahame I think there sappreciation for her acting style and the kind of roles she played these days I once read that Annette Bening used her as inspiration for her role in The Grifters, a character Grahame would ve been perfect for Gloria Grahame should have been institutionalized Read it and see if you agree.