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Glamour and Style The Beauty of Hedy Lamarr STEPHEN MICHAEL SHEARER

She was called "the most beauti­ful girl in the world," and during Hollywood's Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s, she set standards of beauty and sophistication copied through­out the world during the three decades of her film career. When she made her American cinema debut opposite Charles Boyer in Walter Wanger's moody 1938 romance-drama, Algiers, her character's first appearance in that film literally took audiences' breaths away. Her exotic beauty was heralded in picture after picture.

Glamour and Style is a photographic trib­ute to this extraordinary woman. Focusing on her spectacular beauty, it contains hundreds of photographs, many never before published, and gowns by designers from Adrian and Robert Kalloch to Elois Jenssen and Edith Head. It features run­ning commentary by biographer Stephen Michael Shearer, author of the definitive book on the star, Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr. This book gives film fans and avid readers an ample opportunity to view and understand this most remark­able, beautiful woman—and introduces her work and glamour to a new generation of filmgoers.


Globe Pequot / Lyons Press
Pages: 328 • Trim: 9 x 11¼
978-1-4930-5972-0 • Hardback • March 2022 • $50.00 • (£38.00)
978-1-4930-6380-2 • eBook • March 2022 • $47.50 • (£37.00)