Author: Herman Wouk
Publisher: Signet Book
Marjorie Morningstar is a love story. It presents one of the greatest characters in modern fiction: Marjorie, the pretty seventeen-year-old who left the respectability of New York's Central Park West to join the theater, live in the teeming streets of Greenwich Village, and seek love in the arms of a brilliant, enigmatic writer. In this memorable novel, Herman Wouk, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has created a story as universal, as sensitive, and as unmistakably authentic as any ever told.
who played Marjorie Morningstar, she instructed her agent to set up a meeting
with him so that she could plead her case. That the author happened to reside in
New York City didn't deter her. With her agent in tow, Natalie flew there at her
Author: Warren G. Harris
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
Their relationship was that of fairy tales. Their devotion so intense they wed each other not once, but twice. In the first book to focus on both Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, the author of the bestseller Gable & Lombard and the critically acclaimed book Cary Grant gives us a scintillating portrait of this glamorous and exciting couple from their early years working for the studio system to the final, shattering hours before Natalie Wood's life tragically ended. We follow them on their roller-coaster ride of the ups and downs and the magic and the madness of this couple who became Hollywood royalty.
The Meanings of Marjorie Morningstar GORDON HUTNER NEARLY A HALF -
CENTURY after Marjorie Morningstar was published in 1955 , it must seem
mystifying to contemporary scholars of U . S . culture , including those in
Author: Jack Kugelmass
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Key Texts in American Jewish Culture expands the frame of reference used by students of culture and history both by widening the "canon" of Jewish texts and by providing a way to extrapolate new meanings from well-known sources. Contributors come from a variety of disciplines, including American studies, anthropology, comparative literature, history, music, religious studies, and women's studies. Each provides an analysis of a specific text in art, music, television, literature, homily, liturgy, or history. Some of the works discussed, such as Philip Roth's novel Counterlife, the musical Fiddler on the Roof, and Irving Howe's World of Our Fathers, are already widely acknowledged components of the American Jewish studies canon. Others-such as Bridget Loves Bernie, infamous for the hostile reception it received among American Jews+ may be considered "key texts" because of the controversy they provoked. Still others, such as Joshua Liebman's Piece of Mind and the radio and TV sitcom The Goldbergs, demonstrate the extent to which American Jewish culture and mainstream American culture intermingle with and borrow from each other.
For brief published discussions of reviews of MM, see Arnold Beichman, “
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Marjorie Morningstar,” in Herman Wouk:
The Novelist as Social Historian (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1984),
Author: Hasia Diner
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
In The Feminine Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out against a postwar American culture that pressured women to play the role of subservient housewives. However, Friedan never acknowledged that many American women refused to retreat from public life during these years. Now, A Jewish Feminine Mystique? examines how Jewish women sought opportunities and created images that defied the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique." As workers with or without pay, social justice activists, community builders, entertainers, and businesswomen, most Jewish women championed responsibilities outside their homes. Jewishness played a role in shaping their choices, shattering Friedan's assumptions about how middle-class women lived in the postwar years. Focusing on ordinary Jewish women as well as prominent figures such as Judy Holliday, Jennie Grossinger, and Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, leading scholars explore the wide canvas upon which American Jewish women made their mark after the Second World War.
Marjorie Morningstar—the ambitious young woman who becomes a suburban
mother—was not herself a joke, but women like Marjorie might have been
templates for this new style of Jewish humor. “You Are Your Mother”: Marjorie ...
Author: Joyce Antler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An illuminating, often humorous history of the Jewish Mother traces the evolution of this popular icon through decades of American culture, detailing both positive and negative aspects through the years while examining such images as the "Yiddishe Mama," "Molly Goldberg," the smothering and shrewish scourge of Portnoy's Complaint, and beyond.
Cinematically , this conflict played itself out most viscerally in the saga of young
Marjorie Morningstar , the titular heroine of a best - selling novel that was
subsequently turned into a sweeping epic motion picture . The simple plotline of "
will she ...
Author: Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
A critical and in-depth investigation of how virginity is represented in film.
... compound,” but for Marjorie Morgenstern, a sophomore at Hunter College sure
she's destined to become a famous actress, it's a “white streak of revelation,” “a
name that could blaze and thunder on Broadway.” “MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR
Author: Tom Nissley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Presents a literary companion and guide that describes the mistakes, epiphanies, and successes of a variety of writers, from Proust and Conrad to Stephen King and J.K. Rowling, each day of the year.
Indeed, my memories of Marjorie Morningstar and of the archaeologists that
peopled the pages of Gods, Graves, and Scholars suggest that Mr. Shymansky's
books were so valuable and intensely loved because they enabled me to trace
Author: Janice A. Radway
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.
Bewildered: Marjorie. Morningstar. Although Wouk's fourth novel was not
published until 1955, ideas for such a work were germinating as early as 1940,
then again in 1947, and finally in 1950–52 when he began its composition. In
July 1940 ...
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
This study shows how Wouk's plays and novels exemplify an extraordinary and often highly perceptive preoccupation with American society in war and peace. Situating Wouk in the same literary tradition as Cervantes, Richardson, Balzac, and Dickens, Beichman demonstrates that Wouk's novels have strong plots, moralist outcomes, and active -essentially positive- characters. Beichman's focus is on the social and literary qualities of Wouk's work.
A nice Jewish girl, Marjorie Morgenstern, longs to become Marjorie Morningstar,
the actress; after a fling with Mr.Wrong and a “career” in the theater, she ends up
as Mrs. Milton Schwartz, wife and mother of four. From the Bronx to Central ...
Author: Nancy K. Miller
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In her latest work of personal criticism, Nancy K. Miller tells the story of how a girl who grew up in the 1950s and got lost in the 1960s became a feminist critic in the 1970s. As in her previous books, Miller interweaves pieces of her autobiography with the memoirs of contemporaries in order to explore the unexpected ways that the stories of other people's lives give meaning to our own. The evolution she chronicles was lived by a generation of literary girls who came of age in the midst of profound social change and, buoyed by the energy of second-wave feminism, became writers, academics, and activists. Miller's recollections form one woman's installment in a collective memoir that is still unfolding, an intimate page of a group portrait in process.
Montgomery Clift's accident would ensure huge box-office returns, as had
happened with Raintree County, Warner Brothers attempted to team Elizabeth
and Monty as loan-outs for their next big-budget production, Marjorie Morningstar
Author: David Bret
Publisher: Random House
At 1.28 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 March 2011, just three weeks after celebrating her 79th birthday, the biggest star Hollywood has ever known died. The tributes and eulogies to Elizabeth Taylor were legion. A weeping Elton John said, 'We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being.' In Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend, 1932-2011, acclaimed biographer David Bret has written the revealing, incisive and definitive life story of the most controversial cinematic icon since Mae West. While never yielding in his admiration and respect, Bret has stripped away the veneer to portray the star as she really was: sometimes arrogant, attention-seeking, avaricious, reckless, monstrous towards her peers, generous, even foolish at times but, above all, through the tumultuous relationships and the personal mayhem, a survivor. Elizabeth Taylor was the very last of the Hollywood greats. As David Bret writes, 'Most of her contemporaries - Garbo, Streisand and Dietrich excepted - were compelled to walk in the shadow of her sun. Of today's stars, not one may be deemed worthy of stepping even within a mile of that shadow.
Marjorie Morningstar grows up always wanting to be an actress; her name is
originally Marjorie Morgenstern—Jewish—and she changes it for when she
becomes famous, which everyone knows is going to happen. She's the pretty,
Author: Meg Wolitzer
Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A) From Meg Wolitzer, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, a novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan). The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.
... type made famous by Herman Wouk in his 1955 novel, Marjorie Morningstar.
Selling millions of copies and made into a successful movie starring the popular
actress Natalie Wood, the book depicted the transformation of a young, ambitious
Author: Joyce Antler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A unique, positive collection of essays profiles a number of forgotten female Jewish leaders who played key roles in various American social and political movements, from suffrage and birth control to civil rights and fair labor practices.
In a rare gesture when I was maybe eleven or twelve, she lent me her copy of
Herman Wouk's Marjorie Morningstar. I read it again last year, and I had the
strangest feeling of déjà vu in a story I vaguely recalled, like something just on
the tip of ...
Author: Edited by Suzyn Jackson
For as long as people have knitted, they have gathered to share their craft0́4and each others company. Knitting bees brought industrious colonists together to socialize. Knitters joined forces during the World Wars to knit warm socks for soldiers. And today the bond between knitters is as strong as ever, with knitting circles springing up in neighborhood coffee shops and community centers, making their way online, and taking up social causes. This book puts the knitting circle, with all its profit and pleasures, within reach of anyone who wants to Knit It Together. A delightful, practical resource for knitters hoping to start or join a circle, or for a knitting circle looking for patterns or inspiration, the book provides how-to tips as well as wonderful stories of knitting circles past and present0́4and best of all, a collection of patterns designed to be completed in a group.
CLARISSA IN AMERICA: TOWARD MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR None of the
forms of the novel adapted from European prototypes has influenced American
fiction more profoundly than the sentimental tale of seduction. First of all, the ...
Author: Leslie A. Fiedler
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
"No other study of the American novel has such fascinating and on the whole right things to say."—Washington Post
143 MARJORIE MORNING STAR TITLE : MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR YEAR
PRODUCED : 1958 DIRECTOR : Irving Rapper CAST : Natalie Wood , Gene
Kelly , Claire Trevor , Ed Wynn , Martin Balsam , Carolyn Jones COUNTRY OF
Author: Larry Anklewicz
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
A compendium of information on over 400 feature length films of Jewish intrest available on video