Iris Adrian: The Reel Characters Series (Past Times Reel Characters Series Book 1) Jordan Young

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Published: May 28th 2014

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Iris Adrian: The Reel Characters Series (Past Times Reel Characters Series Book 1)  by  Jordan Young

Iris Adrian: The Reel Characters Series (Past Times Reel Characters Series Book 1) by Jordan Young
May 28th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 50 pages | ISBN: | 6.17 Mb

The producers of Hollywood’s golden age didn’t need multimillion dollar budgets for CGI. They had their own ingenious special effects. They were called character actors—highly skilled performers who peopled the backgrounds of movies like footMoreThe producers of Hollywood’s golden age didn’t need multimillion dollar budgets for CGI.

They had their own ingenious special effects. They were called character actors—highly skilled performers who peopled the backgrounds of movies like foot soldiers in a revolution.When a director wanted a brassy, smart-mouthed dame—be it a waitress, gangster’s moll, showgirl or floozie—Iris Adrian was at the top of the list.

She began as a chorus girl and became the epitome of the tough, wisecracking blonde during six decades in show business, appearing in more than 125 feature films and over 50 TV shows.William Wellman gave Adrian perhaps the most memorable role of her career in his zany 1942 comedy, “Roxie Hart” (based on “Chicago”), as “Two-Gun Gertie,” the loudmouth blonde who competes with alleged murderess Ginger Rogers for the attention of the press when her headline-grabbing activities land her in jail.

Adrian had a similar part in “Flamingo Road”—and a line of dialogue that largely summed up her film career. When carnival dancer Joan Crawford asks Iris what shes doing in jail, she says matter-of-factly, My boy friend stabbed himself on a knife I was holding.In wide-ranging interviews with show biz historian Jordan R.

Young, Adrian (1912-1994) discussed working with such directors as Fritz Lang, Michael Curtiz and Jerry Lewis, and such personalities as Laurel and Hardy (Our Relations), Abbott and Costello, The Marx Brothers (Go West), George Raft and Jack Benny (“the greatest thing that ever hit the planet”). This ebook includes many rare photographs of the actress, and the most complete list of her film and TV credits ever published.The revised edition of “Reel Characters: Great Movie Character Actors” will be available prior to publication as a series of ebooks.

This ebook is the first in the series. The cast of characters includes Elisha Cook, Iris Adrian, Sam Jaffe, Beulah Bondi, Charles Lane, Fritz Feld, Anita Garvin, John Qualen, Burt Mustin, John Carradine, Rolfe Sedan and George Chandler.



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