Featured Player: An Oral Autobiography of Mae Clarke (Hardcover) - Mae Clarke|Clarke, Mae

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Mae Clarke, best known for her grapefruit-smeared appearance in Public Enemy, spent more than four decades in Hollywood, appearing in more than 100 feature films and nearly as many television appearances. In a series of candid and often poignant interviews during the last years of her life, she talks about her years in the movie and television business.

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Publisher Scarecrow Press
Mfg Part# 9780810830448
SKU 30500163
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0810830442
Release Date 12/7/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
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Editors Note When Mae Clarke arrived in Los Angeles in 1929, she was a headliner in vaudeville who preferred the New York stage to acting in movies. She went to work for Fox and planned to stay just long enough to fulfill her contract. Her stay lasted 63 years. After distinguishing herself as Molly Malloy in Howard Hughes' production of The Front Page, Mae Clarke took a two-day job at Warner Bros. that changed her life. In an unbilled bit, she allowed James Cagney to grind a grapefruit in her face and, at the age of 20, achieved a kind of fame that would haunt her for the rest of her life. This isn't the story of a star, but rather a featured player - a talented actress who supported herself in movies and television for almost 40 years. Though hampered by failed marriages, bad luck, and bouts of mental illness, Mae Clarke managed to appear in 90 feature films, including such classics as Waterloo Bridge, Frankenstein, Lady Killer, Singin' in the Rain, Pat and Mike, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Editors Note 1 Presents the result of conversations between writer James Curtis and Mae Clark (1910-1992), an actress who has the misfortune of being best known for a scene in which James Cagney grinds a grapefruit into her face, but whose talent and hard work in the acting business, in spite of personal misfortune, shine through. Includes an introduction by Curtis and b&w film stills. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0334
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Series Part 49

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