Hollywood Beauty Linda Darnell and the American Dream
- List Price: $19.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780806133300
- ISBN10: 0806133309
Driven by her mother to become rich and famous but unable to cope with the true nature of Hollywood, Darnell soon was caught in a downward spiral of drinking, failed marriages, and exploitive relationships. By the time of her death in a house fire at age forty-one, she was struggling for recognition in the industry that once had called her its "glory girl".