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From Publishers Weekly:
Dublin has a history of providing Hollywood many fine performers, among them Barry Fitzgerald, his brother Arthur Shields, and Jack McGowran. Also in this group can be counted Noel Purcell (1900-1985), a character actor who, unlike many of his Irish contemporaries, came out of variety theater and not the legitimate stage. He worked in comedy and pantomime, and because of his 64 height often played women roles for comic effect. While working full-time in the theater, other aspects of Purcell's career and life progressed more slowly: he did not make his first movie until 1934, did not drink until he was 35, did not marry until he was 40 (although he had known his wife Eileen since she was 12), and he did not appear in an O'Casey play, his first role in legitimate theater, until 1941. After WW II his film career really took off. He played a Belfast tram conductor in Carol Reed's classic Odd Man Out ; worked with Jean Simmons in The Blue Lagoon , Kirk Douglas in Lust for Life , James Cagney in Shake Hands with the Devil , and he appeared in John Huston's Moby Dick and John Ford's The Rising of the Moon . His career was capped in 1984 when Dublin conferred the civic honor of Freedom of the City on him. Bryan has written not just an interesting biography, but also a history of an important period in Irish theater and Hollywood film. Photos.
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Titolo: Noel Purcell: A Biography
Casa editrice: Dufour Editions
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Dufour Editions, 1993. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP23584594
Descrizione libro Dufour Editions, 1993. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP65324773
Descrizione libro Poolbeg Press Ltd, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Noel Purcell: A Biography This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9781853711978
Descrizione libro Poolbeg, Dublin, 1992. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Used Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: None. First Edition. Book in black cloth on board with silver lettering to spine edge. A nice tight and clean copy. Codice libro della libreria 007071
Descrizione libro Poolbeg, Dublin, 1992. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback. First Edition. Slight shelf wear to top edge of D/J. Price clipped to D/J. Noel Purcell was the essential Irishman and Dubliner, kind, witty, talented, tolerant. He was one of the funniest pantomime dames that the Royal and the Gaiety had ever seen, dominating the stage by his great height and his magnidicent head. As the schoolteacher in the film of Captain Boycott he stole the thunder of many more experienced actors and yet he gave up a career of film stardom because he could not bear the thought of being seven years away from his beloved Anna Liffey. This book is a marvellous and fitting tribute to a great noble Irish star of stage and film. Illustrated. 203 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardack. Codice libro della libreria 080153
Descrizione libro Dufour Editions, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Signed by author. Cover has some light wear. Codice libro della libreria 025906
Descrizione libro Dufour Editions, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Presumed First Edition. Codice libro della libreria mon0001353461
Descrizione libro Dufour Editions, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1853711977