Go Slow: The Life of Julie London by Michael Owen

By Michael Owen

It has been stated that the documents of singer and actress Julie London have been bought for his or her provocative, full-color disguise photos as usually as they have been for the track contained of their grooves. through the Nineteen Fifties and '60s, her piercing blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and comely determine have been used to promote the area a picture of cool sexuality.

The distinction among picture and truth, the general public and the personal, is on the middle of Julie London's tale. via years of analysis; huge interviews with kinfolk, acquaintances, and musical affiliates; and entry to infrequently obvious or heard archival fabric, writer Michael Owen finds the effect of her picture at the course of her occupation and the way it motivated the alternatives she made, together with the final word selection to stroll clear of performing.

Go Slow follows Julie London's existence and occupation via its many levels: her transformation from Forties motion picture starlet to coolly defiant singer of the vintage torch ballad "Cry Me a River" of the '50s, and her trip from Las Vegas inn entertainer in the course of the rock 'n' roll revolution of the '60s to the no-nonsense nurse of the '70s hit tv sequence Emergency!

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