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James Edwards : African American Hollywood icon / Pamala S. Deane.

Author/Creator:
Deane, Pamala-Suzette.
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 228 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Edwards, James, 1918-1970.
African American actors -- Biography.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Summary:
"One of Hollywood's first African American movie stars, James Edwards catapulted to stardom. This book tells the story of Edwards' life and career, describing his unlikely climb to fame following a serious war injury and detailing how he paved the way for the careers of Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and other African American stars to follow"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Inner rage
The greatest break of his life
A brave picture
"Hollywood's boldest stroke for democracy"
James Edwards had arrived
"Triple-threat Edwards"
Soldier stories
Reading, writing, and radio
"I am arrogant and shall remain so"
"Mad behavior"
Scandalize my name
"It wasn't a damn bit funny"
The Joe Louis story
Some of his best work
Negro products
"Hollywood : so what!"
A khaki-clad stereotype?
Tarzan, Eartha Kitt, and the strip scene
"The role was a cheat"
Black cowboys on a mission
Comeback in a big picture
The black revolution
Final curtain
"James Edwards was a pioneer".
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786444151 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786444150 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
368031984