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Film's First FamilyThe Untold Story of the Costellos$
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Terry Chester Shulman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178097

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.001.0001

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Xanadu and Vicinity

Xanadu and Vicinity

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(p.101) 13 Xanadu and Vicinity
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Film's First Family
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Terry Chester Shulman

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0013

Jack builds a citadel atop Beverly Crest. He divorces his second wife so he can marry Dolores before the Hollywood press finds out they’ve been seeing each other for years. Dolores’s film career reaches its zenith with Noah’s Ark, the Michael Curtiz film that mangles a host of extras and blasts her with thousands of gallons of water during the flood scenes. For once, Helene outshines her sister as the first actress to star in an all-talking picture, The Lights of New York, which, despite its novelty, fails to revive her fading career.

Keywords:   Citadel, Beverly Crest, Noah’s Ark, Michael Curtiz, The Lights of New York

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