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Miriam Hopkins (1902–1972) first captured moviegoers' attention in daring precode films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Story of Temple Drake (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932). Though she enjoyed popular and critical acclaim in her long career―receiving an Academy Award nomination for Becky Sharp (1935) and a Golden Globe nomination for The Heiress (1949)―she is most often remembered for being one of the most difficult actresses of Hollywood's golden age. Whether she was fighting with studio moguls over her roles or feuding with her avowed archrival, Bette Davis, her reputation for temperamental behavior is legendary.

In the first comprehensive biography of this colorful performer, Allan R. Ellenberger illuminates Hopkins's fascinating life and legacy. Her freewheeling film career was exceptional in studio-era Hollywood, and she managed to establish herself as a top star at Paramount, RKO, Goldwyn, and Warner Bros. Over the course of five decades, Hopkins appeared in thirty-six films, forty stage plays, and countless radio programs. Later, she emerged as a pioneer of TV drama. Ellenberger also explores Hopkins's private life, including her relationships with such intellectuals as Theodore Dreiser, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, and Tennessee Williams. Although she was never blacklisted for her suspected Communist leanings, her association with these freethinkers and her involvement with certain political organizations led the FBI to keep a file on her for nearly forty years. This skillful biography treats readers to the intriguing stories and controversies surrounding Hopkins and her career, but also looks beyond her Hollywood persona to explore the star as an uncompromising artist. The result is an entertaining portrait of a brilliant yet underappreciated performer.
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Miriam Hopkins stars as Dorothy Hunter, orphaned by the Titanic and the wealthiest debutante in the world. So wealthy, in fact, that her whereabouts and appearance are a closely guarded secret. So secret that she uses her secretary Sylvia (Fay Wray) as a stand-in. After yet another abortive romance caused by the sheer magnitude of her wealth (“If only you were the second richest girl, that would have been different…” her ex explains), Dorothy aims to see if she can snag true love sans wealth, so she takes on Sylvia’s identity full-time. Encountering a seemingly regular Joe, Tony (Joel McCrea), Dorothy may have found her man, but putting Tony to the test places Dorothy in a triangle – with herself. Meanwhile, the married Sylvia’s husband, Philip (Reginald Denny), is losing patience with her playing single, rich and fancy-free. Hopkins and Wray are a tag-team delight in this fractured fairy-tale romance.

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SAVAGE INTRUDER (1970) Miriam Hopkins at wild 70's Hollywood party * campy, exploitation

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  • Film noir femme fatale Lizabeth Scott dies at 92

    02/08/15 ,via Catholic Online

    Her turn at the stage didn't come until Miriam Hopkins assumed the lead part. When Hopkins fell ill, Scott was a last minute replacement for two nights. She gained critical acclaim and was spotted by Warner Brothers' producer Hal B. Wallis, who ordered an ...

  • Lizabeth Scott, sultry femme fatale of Hollywood’s film noir, dies at 92

    02/07/15 ,via Washington Post

    In 1942, she was signed as Tallulah Bankhead’s understudy in Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” on Broadway and later took over for Miriam Hopkins in a touring production of the play. She made her way to Hollywood in 1944, signing a contract ...

  • Lizabeth Scott, Film Noir Siren, Dies at 92

    02/06/15 ,via New York Times

    When Miriam Hopkins replaced Bankhead in 1943, Ms. Scott returned to modeling. But she was called back to the show to fill in for an ailing Gladys George, who had replaced Hopkins. She won rave reviews, and played the lead in the play’s Boston run.


Miriam Hopkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ellen Miriam Hopkins (October 18, 1902 – October 9, 1972) was an American film and TV actress known for her versatility. She first signed with Paramount ...

Miriam Hopkins - IMDb

Miriam Hopkins, Actress: Trouble in Paradise. Born into wealth in Savannah,Georgia on October 18, 1902, Ellen Miriam Hopkins was able to attend the finest educational ...

Miriam Hopkins - Biography - IMDb

Born in Savannah, Georgia and brought up in nearby Bainbridge, Miriam Hopkins spent most of her formative years with her maternal grandmother.

Хопкинс, Мириам — Википедия

Ми́риам Хо́пкинс (англ. Miriam Hopkins , урождённая Эллен Мириам Хопкинс (англ. Ellen Miriam Hopkins), 18 ...

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