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by June Allyson

  • ISBN: 0896214559
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: June Allyson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press (1982)
  • Pages: 428
  • ePub book: 1615 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1619 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 922


June Allyson (born Eleanor Geisman; October 7, 1917 – July 8, 2006) was an American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer. Allyson began her career in 1937 as a dancer in short subject films and on Broadway in 1938.

June Allyson (born Eleanor Geisman; October 7, 1917 – July 8, 2006) was an American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer. She signed with MGM in 1943, and rose to fame the following year in Two Girls and a Sailor. Allyson's "girl next door" image was solidified during the mid-1940s when she was paired with actor Van Johnson in six films.

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June Allyson, Actress: Executive Suite

June Allyson, Actress: Executive Suite. American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace. Swimming therapy slowly gave.

June Allyson" is a completely engaging and thoroughly enjoyable book.

June Allyson: American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer. Leave It To Jane, Cleopatterer, Just Imagine, The Best Things in Life Are Free (Froim "Good News") и другие песни. Вся дискография, Радио, Концерты, рекомендации и похожие исполнители. American stage, film, and television actress, dancer, and singer.

June Allyson, (Ella Geisman), American actress (born Oc. This article was originally published in the Britannica Book of the Year, an annual print publication that provides an overview of the year’s most-notable people and events. Unlike most articles on Britannica.

June Allyson, (Ella Geisman), American actress (born Oct. 7, 1917, Bronx, . died July 8, 2006, Ojai, Calif. was typecast as the cheerful girl next door in a series of 1940s and ’50s films. Rather, they are presented on the site as archival content, intended for historical reference only.

As June Allyson she danced on stage in "Very Warm for May" and . The company established the June Allyson Foundation in honor of her work. Guest Book Highlights.

As June Allyson she danced on stage in "Very Warm for May" and "Higher and Higher. For "Panama Hattie," she understudied Betty Hutton and subbed for her when Miss Hutton got the measles. Her performance led to a role in "Best Foot Forward" in 1941. In 1988, she was appointed by President Reagan to the federal Council on Aging. thanks, June God Blesss" - Joan (Wallingford, CT).

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Inerrace Inerrace
June Allyson paints a picture of her youth, her loves, and her movie career. There are deep blues, bright pinks, quiet yellows, and proud purples. Trying to make it big in Hollywood, being friends with Van Johnson, dealing with “Papa” Mayer, meeting Dick Powell, being the other woman, meeting Alan Ladd, losing loved ones. Through all this, she was the professional actor and yet dreamed of living the home life of a wife and mother. She seemed to be the quintessential Pollyanna but did suffer from depression and insecurities. But she does tell her story with that special twinkle or sparkle in her eye. You feel her special and buoyant personality come through and she speaks of her love with Dick and for Alan with such intimacy that it rivals the depth of romance novels. She felt a closeness with Alan that didn’t need words. They inherently knew each other. This is a special book with a loving look at Hollywood, especially friend Judy Garland. For a look at Hollywood in all its glory by as actress who paid her dues, read June Allyson’s memoirs.
Cktiell Cktiell
The movie stars, when stars were pretty much ruled by studios, is the most interesting part of the book. Ronald Reagan's political malaise--his long-time agonizing over which party to support--and many anecdotes on other stars of that time are particular strengths. Allyson is candid about her own failings and strengths. Not great writing, but good reading for old-time film admirers or students.
Faell Faell
To be honest, I didn't buy this book because I was a June Allyson fan. Admittedly, I wasn't that familiar with her film work. I'd been watching old Busby Berkeley movies and had become fascinated by Joan Blondell and Dick Powell. I wanted to find out more about the lives of these two stars. My search lead me to "Center Door Fancy", Ms Blondell's thinly veiled autobiography, in which she writes some not-so-nice things about June Allyson. I then read "A Life Between Takes", an exhaustively researched, very well written Joan Blondell biography that offers a more balanced, less "catty" insight on her relationship to June. This naturally lead me to Ms Allyson's autobiography "June Allyson".

"June Allyson" is a completely engaging and thoroughly enjoyable book. Its an easy read. Ms Allyson tells her story with an earnest candor, spontaneously dropping anecdotes about stars such as Judy Garland, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, Jimmy Stewart, Van Johnson, John Wayne, and the list goes on. June recalls her very humble beginnings and eventual rise to one of Hollywood's biggest stars of the 40s and 50s. Despite her fame and great success, there's no ego-tripping. She freely admits to being gullible, naive and unassertive. Her humility is both endearing and refreshing. Its no wonder she was so well loved.

Ms Allyson details the story of her courtship and eventual marriage to Dick Powell. (Their adoration for one another was immeasurable...) The marriage was a fascinating mixture of old school traditional (Mr Powell was firmly the head of the household, making any and all major family decisions) and modern day "woman as major bread winner" mentality (Mrs Powell was making oodles of money and therefore not relegated to strictly being a homemaker). He was king and she was his queen. He protected and sheltered her from the harsher realities of life. He was a financial wizard, investing wisely, while still providing a sumptuous lifestyle for his wife and children. June loved and trusted him deeply and unconditionally. Although their union was not perfect (Who's is?) they were blessed to have found such happiness in eachother.

When June speaks about people she didn't particularly care for, she avoids being mean-spirited and nasty. Instead, she resorts to a matter-of-fact delivery that lends greater credibility to her account of dealings with those she did not consider friends. Most interesting are her encounters with Joan Crawford, Joan Blondell and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

"June Allyson" is a great autobiography. I now consider myself a fan and am currently in the process of tracking down and viewing her films. If you love "old school" Hollywood, this book is a must have.
Fordrelis Fordrelis
June Allyson isn't one of my favorite movie stars but her autobiography is one of my favorites in this genre. Despite the lack of scandal in her life, the book is well written, easy to read with enough great stories of Hollywood in the 40s and 50s to hold your interest. Good picture section too. My original copy of this was purchased at my local drug store which is perfect. If you like this book another original drug store purchase I highly recommend is Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth.
Inth Inth
gets a10
Togar Togar
This was an interesting, fast read. I just wish it had more movie backstories.
Vonalij Vonalij
Have always loved June Allyson and Dick Powell. This book is a background of their lives and the glory days of Hollywood. Loved reading it. Hard to put down. Would recommend it highly.
June Alltson's autobiography was an interesting, easy read for someone who was a devoted fan of hers.