Maureen O'Hara Biography by Aubrey Malone

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  • Maureen O'Hara Biography by Aubrey Malone

    Looks like a bio of Maureen O'Hara is on the way!

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    It's up for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at its publisher's page, the University of Kentucky.

    kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=2988

    From her first appearances on the stage and screen, Maureen O’Hara (b. 1920) commanded attention with her striking beauty, radiant red hair, and impassioned portrayals of spirited heroines. Whether she was being rescued from the gallows by Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1939), falling in love with Walter Pidgeon against a coal-blackened sky (How Green Was My Valley, 1941), learning to believe in miracles with Natalie Wood (Miracle on 34th Street, 1947), or matching wits with John Wayne (The Quiet Man, 1952), she charmed audiences with her powerful presence and easy confidence.

    Maureen O’Hara is the first book-length biography of the screen legend hailed as the “Queen of Technicolor.” Following the star from her childhood in Dublin to the height of fame in Hollywood, film critic Aubrey Malone draws on new information from the Irish Film Institute, production notes from films, and details from historical film journals, newspapers, and fan magazines. Malone also examines the actress’s friendship with frequent costar John Wayne and her relationship with director John Ford, and he addresses the hotly debated question of whether the screen siren was a feminist or antifeminist figure.

    Though she was an icon of cinema’s golden age, O’Hara’s penchant for privacy and habit of making public statements that contradicted her personal choices have made her an enigma. This breakthrough biography offers the first look at the woman behind the larger-than-life persona, sorting through the myths to present a balanced assessment of one of the greatest stars of the silver screen.


    Aubrey Malone, a professional film critic, has written more than seventy books, including Hemingway: The Grace and the Pressure and The Hunchback of East Hollywood: A Biography of Charles Bukowski.


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    Malone publishes film criticism online at The Irish Catholic: irishcatholic.ie/columnists/Aubrey-Malone.html. He also has a bio of Tony Curtis coming out in September from McFarland Press. Busy guy! amazon.com/Defiant-One-Biograp…-4&keywords=aubrey+malone
  • Re: Maureen O'Hara Biography by Aubrey Malone

    In my humble opinion, it is first necessary to get "his" book "Tis Herself" which traces his perfect career, his troubles and his personal pleasures ...
    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush:
  • Re: Maureen O'Hara Biography by Aubrey Malone

    I read this book. It's not very big. It was better than I thought it would be. I thought it would be all laudatory but it was very even handed.
    Her first husband George Brown when on to become a success producer imdb.com/name/nm0113627/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2 and fathered writer and editor Tina Brown.

    I didn't know she had type 2 diabetes.
  • Re: Maureen O'Hara Biography by Aubrey Malone

    I agree with Romy.
    "Maureen O’Hara is the first book-length biography of the screen legend"
    "Tis Herself" is book length and a good read, Somebody got over enthusiastic with the truth here.
    I guess "Tis Herself" is an Autobiography, not a Biography.
    "A people that values their Privileges above it's Principles. Soon looses both." Dwight Eisenhower

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  • Re: Maureen O'Hara Biography by Aubrey Malone

    Maureen gave personal information with his book, there is a little less than 19 years ... Always with great passion and sincere love !
    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!
    :blush: