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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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Sold Down the River

Sold Down the River

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(p.87) 8 Sold Down the River
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Ann Dvorak
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Christina Rice

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0009

This chapter details Ann’s sudden departure from Los Angeles to New York, and ultimately to Europe, for an extended honeymoon. Included in the discussion are the reactions of Warner Bros. and Anna Lehr to Dvorak walking out on her contract, along with the immediate media backlash to Ann publicly disputing her salary and the studio system in general under the advisement of Leslie Fenton and her agent Charles Feldman. Also included are Dvorak’s justifications for her actions, many of which came retroactively.

Keywords:   walkout, studio system, Charles Feldman, media backlash, salary dispute

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