Baby Doll: An Autobiography. Carroll Baker.

Baby Doll: An Autobiography

Arbor House Pub Co, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. First edition/printing. Fine in fine dust jacket, Hardcover. 305 pp. with filmography, index. Illustrated with photographs. Autobiography of American film, television and stage actress Carroll Baker. She began as an advertsing spokesperson on television and her first major film role was in "Giant"; she was catapulted to stardom with the Tennessee Williams-screenwritten film "Baby Doll" in 1956 as a Southern sexually repressed teenaged bride of a failed, older cotton gin owner, in a role originally intended for Marilyn Monroe. Before its release, it gained notoriety and cencure from the Catholic Church due to the studio's advertising campaign which featured a 135-foot billboard in Times Square featuring a scantily clad Baker lying in a crib sucking her thumb. Baker's performance won her Golden Globe and an Oscar nominations. Through the late 50s and early 60s she had a number of notable roles but came to be considered as difficult after conflicts with her studio. In the mid-60s, she played a number of sex-symbol roles including that of Jean Harlow in "Harlow". From 1967 to 1975 she appeared in a number European films and formally retire from acting in 2003. Fine / fine. Item #E24267
ISBN: 9780877955580

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