On the Bedside Table - Colleen Moore


Okay, not on the bedside table just yet.  Publication is Spring 2012. 

Jeff Codori of The Colleen Moore Project has finished his biography of flapper star Colleen Moore.  Jeff chronicled the long process of writing and publishing this book and I'm thrilled for him to have just about reached the finish line.  I've been patiently watching his site and waiting for the completed book.

The book will be published by McFarland and you can pre-order it here.

From McFarland's wesbite:

Colleen Moore (1899-1988) was one of the most popular and beloved stars of the American silent screen. Remembered primarily as a comedienne in such films as Ella Cinders (1926) and Orchids and Ermine (1927), Moore’s career was also filled with dramatic roles which often reflected greater societal trends. A trailblazing performer, her legacy was overshadowed by the female stars that followed her, notably Louise Brooks and Clara Bow.


An in-depth examination of Moore’s early life and film career, the book focuses on the ways in which her family and the times in which she lived influenced the roles she chose. Included are forewords written by film historian Joseph Yranski, a friend of the actress, and by Moore’s stepdaughter, Judith Hargrave Coleman.

About the Author

Jeff Codori is the creator of the Colleen Moore Project, a website devoted to strengthening the actress’s place in cinematic history, and to finding new sources of information about her.

Comments

VP81955 said…
Thanks for alerting us...that book should be fun reading about one of the great ladies of '20s romantic comedy (alongside Bow, Constance Talmadge and, a bit earlier, Dorothy Gish).
silentsgirl said…
I'm looking forward to this so much. Reading Silent Star is what started my whole life's journey into silent film. I read that, visited the Fairy Castle, and watched Brownlow & Gill's Hollywood, and that, as they say, was that. Colleen remains my touchstone.
jeff said…
Just a note: the biography is now available. I hope everyone likes it.

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