Body and Soul: The Story of John Garfield. Larry Swindell.

Body and Soul: The Story of John Garfield

Morrow, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. Hardcover. Fine condition with fine dust jacket. 288 pages. Index. Black and white photographs. Biography of groundbreaking American actor John Garfield. Born Julie Garfinkle in New York City in 1913, Garfield was nurtured by the great Group Theatre in the 1930s and became the prophet of the "new actor" in American film. On screen he was the first rebel hero, the forerunner of Brando and Newman. Among his best known films were "The Postman Always Rings Twice" with Lana Turner, "Humoresque" opposite Joan Crawford, and the Oscar winning "Gentleman's Agreement". He refused name names when testifting before the HUAC in 1951 and was blacklisted, ending his Hollywood career. Garfield died at age 39 in 1952. Fine / fine. Item #E22806
ISBN: 9780688029074

Price: $19.50

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