The Wicked Women of Film Noir
In 'Dark City Dames', Eddie Muller profiles seven women who've made a lasting impression in this cinematic terrain: from veteran "bad girls" Claire Trevor, Audrey Totter, Marie Windsor, and Jane Greer to unexpected genre stalwarts Evelyn Keyes, Coleen Gray, and Ann Savage.
The book traces the lives of these formidable women during two distinct eras: first in Hollywood circa 1950, as they balanced love and career, struggled against typecasting, and sought fulfilment in a ruthless business; then again today, as they enjoy a renaissance that's made them more popular than ever. And in the books' pages the women reflect on the half-century between, recounting lives with as much passion, pain, loss, and redemption as any movie script.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2001
- 200 x 229mm