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Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Allan R. Ellenberger

Abstract

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Miriam Hopkins was a product of the South. In true Southern fashion, her family proved a challenge to her throughout her life. She began her career in vaudeville and moved on to Broadway and Hollywood, with stints in radio and television. Examples of her screen work include a dance hall prostitute in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the scandalous The Story of Temple Drake, and The Old Maid, one of two films she made with Bette Davis, who always brought out the worst in Hopkins. In 1935, she was Becky Sharp, in the first all-Technicolor feature film (and her only Academy Awa ... More

Keywords: Miriam Hopkins, Savannah, Broadway, Hollywood, Bette Davis, Technicolor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813174310
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan R. Ellenberger, author