Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Screen-L. Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv. Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Lienemann
Direct Response and Scholarly Promotions Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

The first biography of this pioneering Hollywood maverick and bon vivant.

Susan Delson
University of Minnesota Press | 272 pages | 2006
ISBN 0-8166-4654-6 | hardcover | $27.95

Dudley Murphy (1897-1968) was one of early Hollywood's most intriguing
figures. Active from the 1920s through the 1940s, Murphy was one of the
industry's first independents and a guiding intelligence behind some of the
key films in early twentieth-century cinema. In the first full-length
biography of Murphy, Susan Delson gives full rein to an American original
whose life was as audacious as his films.

³Dudley Murphy doesn't bear a household name like John Ford or King Vidor,
but, as chronicled by Delson, his ambitious career out-barnstormed them
all‹even if it often only sputtered in the public eye. The author displays a
scholarly grasp of the facts, but also the fluid, resonant prose to animate
them. A balanced portrait of a man and a panorama of his times, told with
exceptional grace.² ‹Kirkus Reviews

For more information, including the table of contents, an author q & a, and
a Dudley Murphy quiz, visit the book¹s webpage:

Sign up to receive news on the latest releases from University of Minnesota

For past messages, visit the Screen-L Archives: