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Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Christina Rice

Abstract

Ann Dvorak may not have been the best-known actress of Hollywood’s golden age, but she certainly made her mark. She blazed onto screens in 1932 as Paul Muni’s doomed sister in Scarface, and seemed poised for stardom as a darling of the daring pre-Code era. However, poor business decisions, studio battles with Warner Bros., extended absences, and overbearing husbands torpedoed Ann’s chances of rising to the heights within the structure of the Hollywood studio system like contemporaries Bette Davis and Jean Harlow. Dvorak sued Warner Bros. to get out of her long-term contract, inspiring Davis an ... More

Keywords: Ann Dvorak, Hollywood, pre-Code, actress, rebel, studio system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813144269
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Rice, author