Go slow : the life of Julie London /

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Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press,, United States, p.xix, 296 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : (2017)



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Biography., Motion picture actors and actresses, Singers, Television actors and actresses, United States


Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-283), discography (pages 237-248), filmography (pages 249-252) and index."It has been said that the records of singer and actress Julie London were purchased for their provocative full-color cover photographs as frequently as they were for the music contained in their grooves. During the 1950s and '60s, piercing blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and shapely figure were used to sell the world an image of cool sexuality. The contrast between image and reality, the public and private, is at the heart of Julie London's story. Through years of research; extensive interviews with family, friends, and musical associates; and access to rarely seen or heard archival material, [the author] reveals the impact of her image on the direction of her career and how it influenced the choices she made, including the ultimate decision to walk away from performing. Go Slow follows Julie London's life and career through many stages: her transformation from 1940s movie starlet to coolly defiant singer of the classic torch ballad "Cry Me a River" of the '50s, and her journey from Las Vegas hotel entertainer during the rock 'n' roll revolution of the '60s to the no-nonsense nurse of the '70s hit television series Emergency!" -- Jacket.Foreword by Arthur Hamilton -- Prologue-spring/summer 1955 -- God bless the child -- Dream -- Bouquet of blues -- A place in the sun -- Cry me a river -- The exciting life -- Free and easy -- The house that Julie built -- Julie at home -- There'll be some changes made -- Live...in person! -- For the night people -- Lonesome road -- Wild, smooth, and sultry -- Emergency! -- "We said we'd never say 'Goodbye'" -- Epilogue-echoes.