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The Resource Elsa Lanchester, herself : an autobiography, foreword by Mara Wilson

Elsa Lanchester, herself : an autobiography, foreword by Mara Wilson

Label
Elsa Lanchester, herself : an autobiography
Title
Elsa Lanchester, herself
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Mara Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Being known as "The Bride of Frankenstein" is an unusual form of fame, but for Elsa Lanchester the unusual came naturally. Born to radical socialist parents, Elsa attended an all-boys school and later "studied" in Paris with dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. At 17, she opened her own theater, which was frequented by writers such as H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Evelyn Waugh. She began performing with and then fell in love with a brilliant young actor named Charles Laughton. Soon after their marriage he revealed his homosexuality. Though it made their union shaky at times, it did not overshadow their common love of art, music, and nature, and their marriage endured for 36 years until Laughton's death. Elsa Lanchester, Herself presents the story of a woman ahead of her time: independent, iconoclastic, liberated. It is the chronicle of a life filled with famous people (from Bertolt Brecht to Henry Fonda), and of a career that spanned almost seven decades. It is also a warm, truthful account of a very special marriage. Witty and wise, Elsa Lanchester's account of her life and times is a delight."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BKL
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1902-1986
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Lanchester, Elsa
Dewey number
  • 792/.028/0924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.L16
LC item number
A34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilson, Mara
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  • Lanchester, Elsa
  • Lanchester, Elsa
  • Actors
  • Actors
  • Great Britain
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Label
Elsa Lanchester, herself : an autobiography, foreword by Mara Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover title
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 327 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780912777832
Isbn Type
: PAP
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031468487
  • (OCoLC)on1031468487
  • 2953788
  • BK0021566529
Label
Elsa Lanchester, herself : an autobiography, foreword by Mara Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover title
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 327 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780912777832
Isbn Type
: PAP
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031468487
  • (OCoLC)on1031468487
  • 2953788
  • BK0021566529

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