The brief, madcap life of Kay Kendall / Eve Golden with Kim Kendall.

  • Lexington : University Press of Kentucky ©2002
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1 online resource (xiii, 194 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
  • 9780813146553
  • 0813146550
  • 9780813146560
  • 0813146569
  • 0813122511
  • 9780813122519
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) and index.
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  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Prologue; Chapter One: If anyone suggested anything, she was game for it."; Chapter Two: "Of course, there was nobody in London."; Chapter Three: "That's Kay Kendall and she's supposed to be in the chorus!; Chapter Four: "We're going to take a chance with you."; Chapter Five: "You have no talent. Find some nice man and get married.; Chapter Six: "I need someone to look after me, wifey."; Chapter Seven: "We made ourselves ill with laughter."
  • Chapter Eight: "People think I'm the gayest thing on two legs, but I get awfully depressed at times."Chapter Mine: "Come on, come on, getcher autographs here!"; Chapter Ten: "I have two hired killers looking for you at this very moment."; Chapter Eleven: "You stupid, long-nosed English actor!"; Chapter Twelve: "It's about the worst case I know."; Chapter Thirteen: "I am not thinking of matrimony either with Mr. Harrison or anybody else."; Chapter Fourteen: "My career is still important, but it's not that important."; Chapter Fifteen: "I won't be any good at it! She needs a strong person."
  • Chapter Sixteen: "It is Kay Kendall who shines brightest ... a constant pleasure and surprise."Chapter Seventeen: "I just wanted that sense of being at home-my first real home."; Chapter Eighteen: "They were just lost, they were so deeply in love with each other."; Chapter Nineteen: "Diggy, I think I'm dying ... and they won't tell me."; Chapter Twenty: "If you think I'm coming here to die, you're wrong!"; Chapter Twenty-One: No one was ever born into the world with such a bright genius for living."; Filmography; Notes; Bibliograpy; Acknowledgments; Index.
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  • "" Comedic film actress Kay Kendall, born to a theatrical family in Northern England, came of age in London during the Blitz. After starring in Britain's biggest cinematic disaster, she found stardom in 1953 with her brilliant performance in the low-budget film, Genevieve. She scored success after success with her light comic style in movies such as Doctor in the House, The Reluctant Debutante, and the Gene Kelly musical Les Girls. Kendall's private life was even more colorful than the plots of her films as she embarked on a series of affairs with minor royalty, costars, directors, producer.

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British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2003.a.20390
University of Cambridge Libraries: Seeley Historical Library: Main Library PN2598.K623 G65 2002
University of East Anglia Library: Main Library: Main shelves PN2598.K623 GOL
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 11 Theatre KK370 GOL
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Queen Mary University of London Library: Online Resource online resource ERESOURCE
University of Salford: Contact the Main Library via email 791.43028092KEN GOL
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary LP 4.3028092 KEN/G