Little Girl In Big Pictures

Little Girl In Big Pictures

by Marilyn Knowlden


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From humble beginnings as a baby contest winner to her 1931 debut in Women Love Once, Marilyn Knowlden was an "Alice" dropped into a giant, wonderland known as Hollywood. In that topsy-turvy world, she appeared in films with The Marx Brothers, Greta Garbo, Clara Bow, Katherine Hepburn, Shirley Temple, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Norma Shearer, Bobby Breen, Tyrone Power, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and Bette Davis. She was sought after by producers Darryl F. Zanuck, David O Selznick, and Jack Warner, and shepherded by directors such as Mervyn LeRoy, William Wellman, Richard Boleslawski, and George Cukor through six films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as Best Production of the Year. Marilyn appeared in some of the most famous films from Hollywood's Golden Years, including Imitation of Life, David Copperfield, Les Misérables, Anthony Adverse, Showboat, Marie Antoinette, Angels With Dirty Faces, and All This and Heaven Too.

Greta Garbo warned her, "In Hollywood, don't count on anything!" After appearing in more than fifty films, Marilyn emerged from the sound stages to embark on worldwide journeys that spanned encounters with General MacArthur in his battle with sea serpents to a thrilling return onstage under the spotlights. Actress, songwriter, and author, Marilyn Knowlden was more than a little girl in big pictures; she achieved a lasting legacy that still thrills audiences today.

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ISBN-13: 9781593936389
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication date: 05/04/2011
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'Little Girl In Big Pictures' is very well written and a fantastic insight into movie making in the early years. Makes you feel like you are back in that time period with the author and other stars. The pictures are spectacular and very well documented. We have had the pleasure of meeting the author, Marilyn Knowlden. She is all the book and more. We have sat and listened to music and songs that Marilyn has composed. It has been an honor to have read her autobiography and met the lady herself. She is still a go getter. Thank you Marilyn for letting us read about your fascinating life.