UNLIMITED KINDLE ☆ Elsa Lanchester, Herself - by Elsa Lanchester #2020


  • Title: Elsa Lanchester, Herself
  • Author: Elsa Lanchester
  • ISBN: 9780718123093
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Elsa Lanchester, Herself By Elsa Lanchester Being known as The Bride of Frankenstein is an unusual form of fame, but for Elsa Lanchester the unusual came naturally Born to radical socialist parents who made civil disobedience a way of life, Elsa attended a Summerhill like all boys school and later studied in Paris with Isadora Duncan She returned to London at age thirteen to dance and give lessons in the new sBeing known as The Bride of Frankenstein is an unusual form of fame, but for Elsa Lanchester the unusual came naturally Born to radical socialist parents who made civil disobedience a way of life, Elsa attended a Summerhill like all boys school and later studied in Paris with Isadora Duncan She returned to London at age thirteen to dance and give lessons in the new style At seventeen, she opened her own theater The Cave of Harmony, which was frequented by people such as H G Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Evelyn Waugh She began performing with and then fell in love with an up and coming young actor named Charles Laughton Soon after their marriage he revealed his homosexuality Though it made their union shaky at times, it did not overshadow their common love of art, music, and nature, and their marriage endured for thirty six years until Laughton s death Elsa and Charles were paired in many plays, including Peter Pan and The Tempest They began to appear in films and soon Hollywood beckoned After making two films for MGM, Elsa was loaned to Universal Studios in 1935 for the role that would win her the most enduring fame The Bride of Frankenstein Elsa Lanchester, Herself presents the story of a woman ahead of her time independent, iconoclastic, liberated It is the chronicle of a life filled with famous people from Bertolt Brecht to Henry Fonda, and of a career that spanned almost seven decades, encompassing stage, screen, television, nightclubs, recordings, and books It is also a warm, truthful account of a very special marriage Witty and wise, Elsa Lanchester s account of her life and times is a delight.
    Elsa Lanchester
    Being known as The Bride of Frankenstein is an unusual form of fame, but for Elsa Lanchester the unusual came naturally Born to radical socialist parents who made civil disobedience a way of life, Elsa attended a Summerhill like all boys school and later studied in Paris with Isadora Duncan She returned to London at age thirteen to dance and give lessons in the new style At seventeen, she opened her own theater The Cave of Harmony, which was frequented by people such as H G Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Evelyn Waugh She began performing with and then fell in love with an up and coming young actor named Charles Laughton Soon after their marriage he revealed his homosexuality Though it made their union shaky at times, it did not overshadow their common love of art, music, and nature, and their marriage endured for thirty six years until Laughton s death Elsa and Charles were paired in many plays, including Peter Pan and The Tempest They began to appear in films and soon Hollywood beckoned After making two films for MGM, Elsa was loaned to Universal Studios in 1935 for the role that would win her the most enduring fame The Bride of Frankenstein Elsa Lanchester, Herself presents the story of a woman ahead of her time independent, iconoclastic, liberated It is the chronicle of a life filled with famous people from Bertolt Brecht to Henry Fonda, and of a career that spanned almost seven decades, encompassing stage, screen, television, nightclubs, recordings, and books It is also a warm, truthful account of a very special marriage Witty and wise, Elsa Lanchester s account of her life and times is a delight.

    Elsa Lanchester, Herself By Elsa Lanchester

    Commentaires:

    Myriadofsins
    A really very heartfelt autobiography by one of the great, yet mostly forgotten English actresses This was written in her 80s and looks back on her life in film, two world wars, stage acting in London, her dance career and her marriage to actor Charles Laughton A large portion focuses on her husband s struggle with his own homosexuality and his career, and her own philosophy on it and her decisions to support him are most touching Her early bohemian lifestyle is a very magical read,especially if [...]

    Diane C.
    Elsa s writing style is a bit scattered, like she had ADHD or something That said, she knew everyone and did everything Her creative being performer s high strung personality was offset by compassion and ability to love unconditionally.Be ready to hear of the many profound personalities she met from the first half of the 20 the century the list goes on and on, Bernard Shaw, Pound, DH Lawrence, Brecht, Weill Olivier and later the Hollywood people , altho Elsa is not a name dropper She really was [...]

    David
    Fascinating at first, but sadly kind of tedious by the end, as it kind of degenerated into a lot of score settling, and I didn t care about any of it Not sure why I finished it, but I did Anyway, the first part, about her parents and her childhood and youth is really good, well worth reading After they move to Hollywood, there s a fair amount of fun show biz gossip I was hoping she d have to say about the 3 gay men she worked with at the Turnabout Theater in LA one of whom was the author of an [...]

    Nancy
    More about her husband than her.

    Helen T
    Elsa s began her autobiography with a delightful voice in which she described her parents and her own early lives The Lanchester family was intriguingly counter culture, creative and socialist minded I was delighted and inspired by Elsa s early life she very much embodied the Bohemian in all that she did And then she met Charles Laughton at which point, the book seemed to detail of Charles s life than anything else At one point, she commented on a female acquaintance who didn t work and how fru [...]

    Wileyacez
    Stuff You Missed in History Class did two podcast segments on Ms Lanchester, and kept referring to this out of print book Lucky for me that I can hit John K King Books and pick up these out of print darlings The book was very interesting, but I felt like it was a lot about her husband, Charles Laughton, in many places his death scene dragged on forever Still, her early story was fascinating her parents, especially her mother, were definitely not typical Elsa sure could drop a lot of names she w [...]

    Angie Canary
    The lady led a fascinating life.

    Liz
    That took a lifetime What a sad story I thought, anyway.

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