Margaret O'Brien: A Career Chronicle and Biography (英語) ハードカバー – 2000/9/1
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This reference work details O'Brien's remarkable and varied career on stage, screen, and television. It includes a biography and a complete listing of all her films, radio, stage and television appearances.
"the detailed entries on each production provide complete cast and technical credits"--Classic Images
After a brief biography, each of her films is presented, the cast and crew listed, the plot summarized with lots of behind-the-scenes revelations included. And talk about comprehensive! I was unaware (tho, hardly surprised) of the two or three movie shorts done during the war. But did you know she did a Japanese film when she was about 15 or 16? Much later, a couple films in Peru? A little-known Disney film (with Jenny Agutter)? And, fairly recently, a couple indie films (ones which I plan to avoid).
This book also includes abbreviated listings of her stage work and radio performances, and a pretty comprehensive listing of her television appearances.
Maybe because of Margaret's involvement, I felt the information was carefully sifted to avoid offending her. As an admirer, I didn't mind that. It's much more important that this compilation and updated biography become available.
Look at that face! How could you resist this book? I bet the movie critic of the 1940s James Agee couldn't have if he were alive today. And based on his reviews of Margaret's movies, he would have rested his copy of it against his copy of "The Films of Greta Garbo".
I really liked the input by of several of her costars,Wallace Berry was very enlightning!
I felt the biography part of the book was a little lacking. There was nothing much about her daughter! It would have been nice to see what happened after she grew up in a little more detail.