Thursday, September 7, 2017

Fox's Favorite Girl Next Door: Jeanne Crain


After a year of painstaking research, and interesting and informative contact with three of her children, my biography of classic Fox beauty, Jeanne Crain, has been released on Amazon. GIRL NEXT DOOR: The Life and Career of Jeanne Crain includes a treasure trove of intimate and fascinating photos from the Crain/Brinkman family archives, including original proofs of unique poses (and example below) from the William Mortensen collection, when Crain was a young model.  For a LIMITED time, the price of the book is available for a special debut price!

Crain before she signed with Fox, by William Mortensen, 1942

In 1949, Jeanne Crain was the number one box-office draw in Hollywood.  Her controversial film, Pinky, was a top money-maker and it garnered Crain an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress.  The beautiful star had a blossoming career, loving husband and, eventually, seven children.

But along with the accomplishments and money were disappointments; her lack of career growth at her studio, 20th Century-Fox, a contentious relationship between her mother and her husband, and marital betrayal.  Through the glorious times, as well as the darker ones, Jeanne Crain moved forward with beauty, grace and dignity.  During the 1940s and '50s, she was everyone's favorite, Girl Next Door.  Click on the link below and you can read the first two chapters for FREE on the "Look Inside" feature by clicking on the cover.  It's also available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany and other international Amazon outlets.  I hope you will check it out!

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