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Jimmy Stewart: A Life in Film Roy Pickard

Jimmy Stewart: A Life in Film

Roy Pickard

Published January 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780312088286
Hardcover
208 pages
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Whether portraying the young idealist fighting corruption in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the honest, struggling humanitarian in Its a Wonderful Life, or the patriarchal Virginia farmer in Shenandoah, Jimmy Stewart has embodied the virtues of theMoreWhether portraying the young idealist fighting corruption in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the honest, struggling humanitarian in Its a Wonderful Life, or the patriarchal Virginia farmer in Shenandoah, Jimmy Stewart has embodied the virtues of the all-American hero and won the hearts of men and women alike. For over fifty years, Stewarts considerable range and subtlety have made him one of the most visible and beloved actors in Hollywood. Drawing on the recollections of those who knew and worked with him, as well as personal observations from the actor himself, this revealing biography depicts the life and films of Jimmy Stewart during the most colorful, dramatic, and explosive years in Hollywood. Using Stewarts films as a backdrop, Pickard sketches the changes in the filmmaking industry from 1935 to the present day. In this wonderfully lively and moving biography, Roy Pickard draws an intimate portrait of one of Hollywoods great actor-personalities, whose legendary life in film has been a part of American life for more than half a century.