Bebe Daniels

Bebe Daniels : Hollywood's Good Little Bad Girl

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Largely overlooked today, actress Bebe Daniels had one of the most diverse and lengthy careers in show business. From her beginnings as a child on the vaudeville circuit to her resurgence as a radio and television star in postwar Britain, Daniels' story has not been told since the years immediately following her death in 1971.

Best remembered for her work in silent films, Daniels was a child actress in the earliest days of the West Coast film industry before becoming Harold Lloyd's first leading lady. Later she was one of Cecil B. DeMille's vamps before reaching the pinnacle of success with Paramount in the 1920s. With the advent of talkies, she was able to reinvent herself, enjoying a resurgence in the 1930s until her eventual retirement to England. Daniels' life was filled with high-profile romances and the glitz and glamour of early Hollywood but her story is one of endless determination and steadfast principles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • 44 photographs, filmography
  • 1476663742
  • 9781476663746

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"a refreshing breeze among a storm-tossed sea of scandal-laden bios. A book about a star we can respect and admire! It's a top notch book filled with humor, drama, sadness, and joy, all a part of the admirable life of one of the silent screen's most endearing personalities. A nostalgic trip looking back along Daniels' fascinating life is well worth taking, and Epting makes it a very enjoyable journey"--Silents are Golden; "Epting's research is meticulous and he tirelessly peels away layers of rumor and family lore to find the true details of Bebe's life. His affection for this fine forgotten actress is clear, as is his care to present her legacy with much thoroughness as possible...excellent"--Silent-ology; "bring[s] to light Daniels remarkable story...well-researched...a heartwarming tale"; "a thoroughgoing and fascinating look at one of silent screen's most appealing actresses...recommended"--James L. Neibaur, writer; "a worthwhile introduction...a first ever look at the popular silent film star"--The Huffington Post.
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About Charles L. Epting

Charles L. Epting is the editor-in-chief of Silent Film Quarterly magazine. In addition to cinema, he has written extensively about Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and stamp collecting for a number of publications. He lives in Huntington Beach, California, USA.
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