James Stewart a Biography After a brief stint on Broadway Jimmy Stewart went to Hollywood and soon made such classics as Mr Smith Goes to Washington and The Philadelphia Story He symbolized the patriotism of the time and ev

  • Title: James Stewart a Biography
  • Author: Donald Dewey
  • ISBN: 9781570362279
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After a brief stint on Broadway, Jimmy Stewart went to Hollywood and soon made such classics as Mr Smith Goes to Washington, and The Philadelphia Story He symbolized the patriotism of the time, and even joined the army in World War II, winning a Distinguished Flying Cross Up to that point, his characters had espoused the same values that Stewart himself, a devout PrAfter a brief stint on Broadway, Jimmy Stewart went to Hollywood and soon made such classics as Mr Smith Goes to Washington, and The Philadelphia Story He symbolized the patriotism of the time, and even joined the army in World War II, winning a Distinguished Flying Cross Up to that point, his characters had espoused the same values that Stewart himself, a devout Presbyterian, lived by But after the war, his youthful exuberance faded, and he settled into darker roles, including his classic performances in Hitchcock s Rear Window and Vertigo Biographer Donald Dewey suggests that while the boyish charm of his early characters reflected pre war hopefulness, his disturbed, nearly psychotic later characters mirrored the introspection and suspicion of the 1950s.

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    1. OK. First, I rarely, if ever, quit a book. I got 1/3 of the way through this book before I couldn't take it anymore. I LOVE James Stewart. Seriously. This book has little to nothing to do with him. It is a broad-based story of something. It's more like a term paper one would write in high school or basic college English where you simply copy other people's sources and cite them. Also, I was listening to the audio book, and the reader's voice put me to sleep.The following are some notes I made wh [...]

    2. If you look for a dark side to anybody, you can find it. Overall, however, Stewart led a well-balanced and, in some ways, heroic life, besides making his work look so easy. He was at his best with Hitchcock, that Christmas movie with Clarence--what's that called again?--and the Oscar-winning Philadelphia Story notwithstanding.

    3. If you like Jimmy Stewart - this biography goes from before he was born till his death and you'll learn all sorts of stuff about him. It's over 18 hours on audible.

    4. It would be rare for me to give up on a book once I had started it but I seriously considered giving up on this one. I persevered and it turned out to be an ok biography of one of my all time favourite actors. This is not really a review but more of a recommendation. I think the first 56 pages of this 500 page book are completely irrelevant. What you will miss is some of the history on his home town and some of his relatives going back many generations. You will also miss how the James Stewart m [...]

    5. My audio book for the last week has been a bio of James Stewart who was the ubiquitous actor of my childhood and early adulthood. Stewart made dozens of films or “pictures” as they called them in those days. Truth be told, his biography isn’t all that interesting except for the fact that he was the major motion picture star of the fifties. I can still recall scenes from “Broken Arrow” (with Jeff Chandler as Cochise). Playing cowboys and Indians around age 8 or 9 I was always Cochise. I [...]

    6. Donald Dewey's James Stewart: A Biography (Turner Publishing, $24.95, 512 pages) transcends the ho hum regurgitation of facts common to most film biographies in a remarkably frank, highly objective and brilliantly executed book, which neither relies on hearsay nor deifies a man who, for many, epitomizes the American ideal. Although the 88 year old actor has remained in seclusion since his wife's death in 1994, the author was able to research his book with the assistance of Stewart's three childr [...]

    7. He was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. His dad ran a hardware store. Once Alex Stewart provided some hardware supplies for a traveling circus. They couldn't afford to pay him, so he took an accordion in trade. He took it home and gave it to his son Jimmy. It was the accordion that would turn out to be Jimmy Stewart's entree into show business. When he graduated from Princeton in the depths of the depression with a degree in architecture, there weren't a lot of new buildings going up. But he could [...]

    8. I would have loved to read about the life of James Stewart but the read was too long winded. Starting the book about how no one in stewarts home town really was a fan and was just using him to further themself just put a sour note on the whole start of the book. While I don't doubt that truth behind the authors explanitation of things I really was looking for a simple read about an american film actor.

    9. This is one of my favourite biographies, about one of my favourite actors of all-time. A great book - easy to read and full of tales and anecdotes. What an absolutely top bloke he was.I would've been tempted to award 5 stars just for Mr Smith goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life but the book itself is easily worth 5 stars.

    10. Jimmy Stewart is one of my favorites, and this was a pretty good biography/filmography of the man.

    11. The whole theme of the book seemed to be what a nice guy he was Then, at the very, very end, you find out he was prejudist. It made me sad.

    12. The introduction was a little slow to get going, but now the story is picking up. Jimmy is one of my all time favorites, so now I'm learning more about him. Will add to this review when I'm done.

    13. The reason this book disappointed me is that it was perhaps 10% about James Stewart, one of my favorite authors, and 90% about the film industry and fellow actors.

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