Barbara Payton

Hollywood, les hommes et moi

Hollywood, Men and Me

September 2, 2021
Documentary
240 pages
18,90 €
9782358877947
978-2-3588-7794-7
Barbara Payton, Hollywood, les hommes et moi
Barbara Payton, Hollywood, les hommes et moi

Barbara Payton, a free and sulphurous young woman, discovers the formidable whirlwind of Hollywood glory when she is only eighteen years old. She appears in movies with the greatest, is adored by the media, her every move is told, commented, copied… It will last three years. Because Barbara does not have the taste to lower the head to make what one expects of her, not the courage to submit. She toasts to the falseness of Hollywood, affirms her right to the pleasure and the freedom. Soon to be a fallen starlet, she will be banished by those who made her glory. But Barbara will keep her head high, laughing at the deceptive mechanics of success. From the hotel room where she sold her body for a few dollars, she reveals to us the backstage of a world of appearance and tells us her destiny of broken woman.

The author

Born Barbara Lee Redfield, Barbara Payton became one of the rising stars of American cinema. In the 50s, she turns with Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Frank Sinatra and many others. She faces problems with alcohol and drugs that put an end to her career and marriage. Prostitution will be a further step on the path of his decline. She died in 1967, at the age of 39, three years after writing this autobiographical account.

Strong points

A lively and energetic story about a free woman’s destiny, broken by the world in which she evolves.

A dive into the world of Hollywood in the heart of the 50s.

A denunciation of the position of women in the world of American cinema.

September 2, 2021
Documentary
240 pages
18,90 €
9782358877947
978-2-3588-7794-7