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  • Author:
    David Soren
  • ISBN:
    1887664483
  • ISBN13:
    978-1887664486
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    Luminary Press, a Division of Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. (November 25, 2003)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Arts & Literature
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I've always been fascinated by Vera-Ellen and wondered why she didn't reach her potential - this book helps clarify the person she was and the obstacles she couldn't surmount.

She was a fine dramatic and light comedic actress. I've always been fascinated by Vera-Ellen and wondered why she didn't reach her potential - this book helps clarify the person she was and the obstacles she couldn't surmount.

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Soren, David (2003). Vera-Ellen: The Magic and the Mystery. Soren, pp. 71–72: "The stable, happy marriage with Bob Hightower lasted from their wedding day on February 4, 1941 (some sources say February 1942 or March 17, 1943) to their official separation in 1946. ISBN 978-1-887664-48-6. Vera Ellen hit the newspapers on November 28, 1946, when a default divorce was granted in Los Angeles". "Vera-Ellen - Biography".

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I was happy to find a great book on the elusive dancer called "Vera-Ellen: The Magic And The Mystery" by David Soren. She was a fine dramatic and light comedic actress, and was considered by a number of authorities to be the greatest all-around dancer of her generation. And for a brief moment in 1950, she was an American household name, as famous as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio or General Douglas MacArthur.

Home David Soren Vera Ellen: The Magic and Mystery. Vera Ellen: The Magic and Mystery. She could do tap, toe dancing, adagio, modern dance (formerly known as dramatic dancing), comic dancing, partnered dancing, prop dancing, Apache dancing and advanced acrobatics.

Well, according to Vera-Ellen's biographer, Dr. David Soren{"The Magic, and the Mystery"}, This notion of. .Vera-Ellen had a diet that many dancers used-high protein, but little veggie, and fiber. David Soren{"The Magic, and the Mystery"}, This notion of 'neck sag' came before "White Christmas"-1954. that MIGHT be because almost all costumes in that picture were high collared. so to there is a GREAT picture of her and her husband in 1956 with her in a bathing suit with herfamous 'kisk' with foot.

Vera-Ellen: The Magic and the Mystery. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9781887664813 (978-1-887664-81-3) Softcover, Midnight Marquee Press, In. 2009. Find signed collectible books: 'Vera-Ellen: The Magic and the Mystery'.

She was a fine dramatic and light comedic actress, and was considered by a number of authorities to be the greatest all-around dancer of her generation.

Vera-Ellen should have been one of Broadway and Hollywoods most enduring stars. She was a fine dramatic and light comedic actress, and was considered by a number of authorities to be the greatest all-around dancer of her generation. And for a brief moment in 1950, she was an American household name, as famous as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio or General Douglas MacArthur. She could do tap, toe dancing, adagio, modern dance (formerly known as dramatic dancing), comic dancing, partnered dancing, prop dancing, Apache dancing and advanced acrobatics. She could also sing well enough to be featured on Broadway and television. Her obsessive perfectionism was legendary; nobody worked harder on a routine or accomplished it with greater attention to detail. Not only were each of her steps perfect but the transitions from step to step were flawless and remarkably beautiful to observe. Like Fred Astaire, who admired her, she had the ability to make each complex routine seem effortless, as if she were expressing herself spontaneously.

Vera-Ellen's work in films such as On The Town, White Christmas, Words and Music, Three Little Words, The Belle of New York and Call Me Madame will never be forgotten by film musical fans. This much anticipated biography will not disappoint those fans.


Samowar
A really thorough bio with maybe the best set of pictures in any Hollywood biography I can remember. Only two drawbacks to this one. First the author's devoted admiration to Vera-Ellen has him needlessly slamming every other great film dancer at some point including Ginger Rogers, Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire, etc. While Vera-Ellen's skill in a variety of dance forms is a given, the role of movie star is more than being a great dancer and the author constantly overlooks the charisma, looks, or acting skills of other greats and decides instead to pick on whatever shortcomings they had as a dancer. Frankly it comes across poorly to the reader. The other drawback is the unnecessary long psychoanalysis near the end of the book. After overplaying Vera-Ellen's greatness the whole book, the author does everything possible to dissect her strength of character. If not for these problems, the book would rate 5 stars. Either way, I wish more bios were done of Golden age stars of second tier stature.
Rko
Every Christmas, I give my Mom a few biographies/autobiographies of some of the stars she grew up with. This year included a new favorite. She couldn't put this one down and kept talking about Vera-Ellen for days. A really enjoyable read.
Azago
a well wriiten biography of the wonderful dancer, Vera-Ellen.
Although small in size, Vera was a dancer that rivaled dancers such as Cyd Charrise, Ginger Rogers, Ann Miller.... A dancer of fine detail, quick and deliberate starts,stops, effortless full leg extensions and boundless energy. Usually Vera was the one to watch who spun tirelessly in circles and remained on her toes throughout with breath to spare. Although White Christmas is the movie, with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in which she's mostly associated with. You'll discover she started out singing in choruses in various movies and became a dynamic actress/dancer.This biography contains many photos of Vera from a small girl until her later adult years. always a professional and true natural talent, you'll find she was a disciplined performer who celebrated the sheer joy of dance with her every move.
a great insight to the life of a woman who will never be forgotten and was credit to the entertainment industry.
lucky kitten
Really great book written by a fan with input from loving fans; and it shows. THE most UNDERRATED dancer in history. Find out more and why this was so for Vera-Ellen. Highly recommended.
Blackstalker
Thank goodness a fan of Vera-Ellen wrote this book and then revised it later with new information. I always wondered about her life because she just disappeared after "White Christmas" in the 1950s. The book is very detailed and was enjoyable to read.
Kerry
Received in good order. Thanks.
Bundis
great book and it was like brand new
I could never understand why someone who had been in as many major films as Vera-Ellen had virtually nothing available about her in print. After all, she danced with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in several films each and is in the holiday classic "White Christmas". This book seeks to provide what information is available and although many unresolved questions linger, it's a great start to finding out more about who I think was the best female dancer in films. I enjoyed the book very much and would recommend it without hesitation to anyone interested in film and/or modern dance. It's such a shame she retired from films relatively young, but as the book describes, Vera-Ellen's career seemed to be doomed at every turn by miffed studio heads, bad timing and just inexplicable oversights of her abilities by those doing the hiring in Hollywood. There are a number of photos of her in her retirement years as well as classic film stills. A great read.