"Noir's first bombshell" -Entertainment WeeklyOne of Hollywood's sultriest sirens of the 1940s, Veronica Lake steamed up movie screens with her fragile beauty and exotic hairstyle. A heartthrob of millions during her heyday, she was the hottest ticket around starring in 27 motion pictures, including such film classics as This Gun for Hire with Alan Ladd and the Preston Sturges comedy, Sullivan's Travels. Offscreen Lake's life was a disaster-a controlling mother, three failed marriages, extramarital affairs, a secret abortion and downward spiral due to alcoholism and mental illness-ending up broke, destitute and forgotten. Fully authorized, Peekaboo tells why.
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Jeff Lenburg is an award-winning celebrity biographer and entertainment historian. He is the author of 13 books, including critically-acclaimed biographies of Dustin Hoffman, Steve Martin, Dudley Moore and The Three Stooges. His books have been reprinted in different foreign languages and nominated for several awards.Review:
"Poignant and harrowing...the self-destructive side of human nature and how it decimated the life of a talented actress." (Tribune Syndicate -- Tribune Syndicate
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Descrizione libro St Martins Press, 7D, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. This book was fully authorized by Lake's mother, who was interviewed at length along with thirty other friends and associates. It features many personal photographs culled from family collections. Interviewed about her autobiography, Lake told a reporter, "If I had written everything I know about this twon, there'd be a rash of divorces and at least a hundred people would die of apoplexy. This book tells the rest of the story. This specific book is in new/unread condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges/corners and a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in like new condition with only the slightest bit of cover or edge wear. This is a remarkable book and is in new condition. ; 1 x 8.2 x 5.8 Inches; 253 pages. Codice libro della libreria 4683
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