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Ann DvorakHollywood's Forgotten Rebel$
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Christina Rice

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813144269

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.001.0001

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Chorus Cutie

Chorus Cutie

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Ann Dvorak

Christina Rice

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter details Ann’s early attempts and frustrations at trying to break into the film industry, culminating in a chorus job in the MGM film The Hollywood Revue of 1929. Also discussed is the rise of movie musicals at the dawn of the sound era, along with Dvorak’s promotion to assistant choreographer under Sammy Lee and her growing despair over not being able to rise above the ranks of the lowly chorus. Also discussed is Ann’s relationship with actresses Joan Crawford, who served as a friend and mentor to the young Dvorak.

Keywords:   MGM, chorus, Joan Crawford, musicals, Sammy Lee

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