Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

Jane Lenz Elder


Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

  • Title: Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen
  • Author: Jane Lenz Elder
  • ISBN: 9781604739794
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback



Alice Faye s sweet demeanor, sultry glances, and velvety voice were her signatures Her haunting rendition of You ll Never Know has never been surpassed by any other singer Fans adored her in such films as Alexander s Ragtime Band, Rose of Washington Square, Tin Pan Alley, and Hello, Frisco, Hello.In the 1930s and 1940s she reigned as queen of Twentieth Century Fox musiAlice Faye s sweet demeanor, sultry glances, and velvety voice were her signatures Her haunting rendition of You ll Never Know has never been surpassed by any other singer Fans adored her in such films as Alexander s Ragtime Band, Rose of Washington Square, Tin Pan Alley, and Hello, Frisco, Hello.In the 1930s and 1940s she reigned as queen of Twentieth Century Fox musicals She co starred with such legends as Shirley Temple, Tyrone Power, Carmen Miranda, and Don Ameche and was voted the number one box office attraction of 1940, placing ahead of Bette Davis and Myrna Loy To a select cult of admirers, she remains a beloved star In 1945 at the pinnacle of her career she chose to walk out on her Fox contract This remarkable episode is unlike any other in the heyday of the big studio system Her daring departure from films left Fox mogul Darryl F Zanuck and the rest of the movie industry flabbergasted For years she had skirmished with him over her roles, her health, and her private life.After leaving Fox, Faye 1915 1998 devoted herself to her marriage to radio star Phil Harris, to motherhood, and to a second career on radio in the Phil Harris Alice Faye Show, broadcast for eight years She happily gave up films in favor of the independence and self esteem that she discovered in private life She willingly freed herself of the star treatment that debilitated so many of her contemporaries In the 1980s she emerged as a spokeswoman for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, touring America to encourage senior citizens to make their lives meaningful and vital.This book captures the special essence of Alice Faye, her work in film, radio, and popular music, and indeed her graceful survival beyond the silver screen.


Recent Comments "Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen"

One of my favorite's in movies from the early 30's to mid-40's, Faye is not as well known today as she was during the height of her career (a top 10 star for almost a decade). Unfortunately the biography doesn't do her justice. I'm very glad it was written, the book is a full and complete account of her life with publicity, media, and personal quotes to fill out the very limited personal information Faye gave out on her own. But it reads like a listing of events rather than a story, and after re [...]


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