Early Reagan

by Edwards, Anne, 1927-

Format: Print Book 1987
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B R228e
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B R228e
Jefferson Hills Public Library Biography 92 REA
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  92 REA
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Edwards traces Reagan's acting career from start to finish, and his gradual shift from fervent Roosevelt Democrat to the day in 1966 when he announced his candidacy, as a Republican, for governor of California. She refutes Reagan's claim that he was typecast as an actor, that the studios offered him second-rate roles in revenge for his union demands as president of the Screen Actors Guild. (Perhaps the most revealing section of the book revolves around his aggressive leadership of that organization.) Reagan's marriage to Jane Wyman and the early years of his marriage to the former Nancy Davis are covered, along with interesting tidbits about his relationships with acting colleagues, directors, gossip columnists and his boss of many years, studio head Jack Warner. As a Hollywood biography, the book is only mildly interesting, but as a political biography it is intriguing; Edwards (Sonya, etc.) skillfully combines the two elements into a unique drama that should find many readers. Photos. (July 17) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Reagan, Ronald.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Morrow,1987
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 617 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages [591]-594.
ISBN 0688060501
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