Chester Morris

His Life and Career

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About the Book

The prodigious but humble scion of a New York theatrical family, Chester Morris acted on Broadway as a teenager and earned an Academy Award nomination for his first role in a Hollywood “talkie,” Alibi (1929). He became leading man to filmdom’s top female stars and starred in the popular series of “Boston Blackie” mysteries before creating substantial characters in the theater and the burgeoning medium of television. This first book about Morris provides a detailed, account of his life and career on stage, film, radio, and television, and as a celebrated magician. It also constructs a fascinating record of his previously undocumented labor activism during the early years of the Screen Actors Guild and his tireless efforts to aid U.S. troops on the home front during World War II.

About the Author(s)

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

Researcher Yuyun Yuningsih Nollen, a native of Java, is making her English-language debut with this book.

Bibliographic Details

Scott Allen Nollen with Yuyun Yuningsih Nollen

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 107 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7729-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3839-3
Imprint: McFarland