Once A Wicked Lady






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        Biography of Margaret Lockwood
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        We are based in South London near Croydon and if preferred this item can be picked up by appointment. Just e-mail here. I also welcome the old fashioned cheques as they are cheaper to process.

        Scans of the book are here. This book has hardly been scanned anywhere and it is worthy of further analysis when you consider there isn't much on the market abut her life and work. Such an important British actress - this is definately worth a read.



        once a wicked lady hardcover book



        • Hardcover: 224 pages
        • Publisher: Virgin Books
        • Release Date: Nov 1989
        • Language: English

        • ISBN-10: 1852271809
        • ISBN-13: 978-1852271800
        • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 3.4 cm

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        ONCE A WICKED LADY HARDCOVER BOOK (1989):

        Long since deleted title released in the year before her death in 1990. Covers up to her last days at her home in Kingson-Upon-Thames, near Richmond Park. Plus lavished with rare photos.


        FROM INNER FLAPS OF DUST JACKET:

        Margaret Lockwood was the most popular and successful British screen actress of the 1940s and at the height of her career acquired legendary status in films like The Man In Grey, with James Mason, and Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. But above all it was her starring role in The Wicked Lady which won her a lasting place in the hearts of the film-going public and which established her, uniquely among British actresses at the time, as not merely glamourous but dangerous and sexy as well.

        This biography of Margaret Lockwood gives her full story for the first time, a story embracing depths of difficulty and sadness unsuspected by her public, either in her heyday or at any time since. Behind her calm, contained facade lay an increasingly bitter relationship with her mother, ending in a devastating betrayal; a short-lived marriage; the struggle to bring up a child; and the men who were able to give her the love she so desperately needed but whom she could not keep.

        Set against her personal struggle for happiness, Once A Wicked Lady also reveals the inside story of Margaret Lockwood's career. She was the first British actress to be groomed especially as a film star, making her film debut in Lorna Doone (1935) at the age of nineteen. Directed by giants of the cinema - Carol Reed, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell - for the next twenty years her career was uninterrupted, her popularity unrivalled.

        She made a brief foray to Hollywood in 1939, but worked mostly in Britain and not only in films: stage appearances for which she is fondly remembered include Peter Pan, in which she starred three times (once with her daughter Julia playing Wendy); Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion (Edinburgh, 1951); The Spider's Web, written especially for her by Agatha Christie; and An Ideal Husband, in which she led an all-star cast including Richard Todd, Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray. She also successfully made the transition to television, playing the lead in the courtroom series Justice, which ran for three years, amply demonstrating the resilience of her star quality.

        Hilton Tims has worked from many hours of taped interviews with Margret Lockwood, her friends and colleagues. The result is an impeccably researched and richly illustrated study, laying bare the life of a talented but vulnerable woman for whom the public has an enduring and affectionate memory.


        ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

        Hilton Tims grew up in Ellesmere, Shropshire, Where, as an under-age youngster, he smuggled himself into the town's cinema to see The Wicked Lady four days running.

        He began his career as a journalist in Cheshire. Since then he has been film critic for The Bristol Evening World and the United Newspapers Group; theatre and music critic for The Daily Mail in Manchester; and video columnist for Options magazine. He has also worked for the Daily Mail in Fleet Street And for the BBC.

        In addition to books on the cinema, Hilton Tims is the author of two historical novels, All The Pride Of Power and Prelude. Married to journalist and author Jane Sampson, he lives in Kingston upon Thames.


        CONDITION:

        As per scans below. Used - Good. Dust jacket has wear in places and small tear at bottom of spine of dust jacket. Book itself is fine with clean pages and no creasing at tips of paper (see scans).

        July 2013: added some scans from the large print edition where working with Shirley Temple is spoken about amongst other things. The book can also be found here on amazon.co.uk. If you go through the Marketplace sellers those who have it should mention it is the large print edition.


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        Condition: as per scans. New - not sealed. Dustjacket has slight shelf wear in places (see scans). 1 left in stock.

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