Southern Crossroads: Perspectives on Religion and Culture

Forsideomslag
Walter Conser
University Press of Kentucky, 12. sep. 2010 - 390 sider
" In this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the many myths that even today veil her life. The true origins of her birth, her fairy-tale discovery in Hollywood, and her career struggles at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are revealed for the first time. Garson combined an everywoman quality with grace, charm, and refinement. She won the Academy Award in 1941 for her role in Mrs. Miniver , and for the next decade she reigned as the queen of MGM. Co-star Christopher Plummer remembered, ""Here was a siren who had depth, strength, dignity, and humor who could inspire great trust, suggest deep intellect and whose misty languorous eyes melted your heart away!"" Garson earned a total of seven Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, and fourteen of her films premiered at Radio City Music Hall, playing for a total of eighty-four weeks--a record never equaled by any other actress. She was a central figure in the golden age of the studios, working with legendary performers Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Errol Flynn, Joan Crawford, Robert Mitchum, Debbie Reynolds, and Walter Pidgeon. Garson's experiences offer a fascinating glimpse at the studio system in the years when stars were closely linked to a particular studio and moguls such as L.B. Mayer broke or made careers. With the benefit of exclusive access to studio production files, personal letters and diaries, and the cooperation of her family, Troyan explores the triumphs and tragedies of her personal life, a story more colorful than any role she played on screen.
 

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Indhold

Just a Little Talk with Jesus
9
Miamis Little Havana
27
The Archaeology of African American Slave Religion in the Antebellum South
39
Prime Minister
63
Contextualizing the Apocalyptic Visions of McKendree Robbins Long
89
Flannery OConnor and the Southern Code of Manners
133
Meetings at the Buddhist Temple
147
Feedimg the Jewish Soul in the Delta Diaspora
164
These Untutored Masses
249
Purgatory in the Carolinas
275
Baptist Women and the South
303
Lynching Relgiion
318
Fundamentalism in Recent Southern Culture
354
Copyrights and Permissions
369
Contributors
371
Index
375

There Is Magic in Print
194
Scottish Heritage Southern Style
231

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Om forfatteren (2010)

Walter H. Conser Jr. is professor of history and religion at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He is the author of A Coat of Many Colors: Religion and Society along the Cape Fear River of North Carolina. Rodger M. Payne is associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and is editor of the Journal of Southern Religion. He is the author of The Self and the Sacred: Conversion and Autobiography in Early American Protestantism.

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