The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious by Michelle Morgan

By Michelle Morgan

A particular examine the charmed existence and tragic demise of 1 of Hollywood's earliest stars
a colourful and cherished Golden Age movie comedienne who labored along the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, Ginger Rogers, Cary furnish, Clara Bow, and dozens of others, Thelma Todd used to be one of many infrequent actors to effectively pass over from silent movies to “talkies.” This authoritative new biography strains Todd's existence and occupation, from a vivacious little lady to a tender girl who turned a reluctant attractiveness queen to her quick upward thrust as a Hollywood comedy megastar to her mysterious demise on the age of 29. more and more dissatisfied with the studio big name procedure, Todd opened the profitable Thelma Todd’s Sidewalk Café, attracting adoring fanatics, travelers, and Hollywood celebrities. existence seemed blessed for the gorgeous and outspoken Hollywood insurgent. So the rustic was once stunned while Todd was once came across useless by means of her housekeeper in a storage close to the café. An inquest concluded that her demise was once unintentional, brought on by breathing in the car’s exhaust fumes. In a radical new research that pulls on FBI files, interviews, photos, stories, and extortion notes—much of those now not formerly on hand to the public—author Michelle Morgan deals clean proof and conclusions in regards to the conditions surrounding Todd’s demise, proving what many of us have lengthy suspected, that Thelma were murdered. the solid of suspects contains Thelma’s Hollywood-director lover; her gangster ex-husband; varied thugs who have been pressuring her to put in gaming tables within the room above her well known café; and a brand new, never-before-named mobster. Coinciding with the eightieth anniversary of Todd's dying, The Ice Cream Blonde is bound to curiosity any fan of Thelma Todd, Hollywood's Golden Age, or gripping real-life homicide mysteries.

Show description

Read or Download The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious Death of Screwball Comedienne Thelma Todd PDF

Best biographies of actors & actresses books

Meet the Mertzes: The Life Stories of I Love Lucy's Other Couple

Meet the Mertzes is an expansive twin biography chronicling the lives of 2 of America's preferred situation-comedy actors, William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz on i admire Lucy. This meticulously researched ebook comprises interviews with Frawley's and Vance's colleagues, acquaintances, and kinfolk, and explores their own lives ahead of, in the course of, and after i admire Lucy.

Ellen Terry, Spheres of Influence (Dramatic Lives)

During this essay assortment, tested specialists and new researchers, reconsider the performances and cultural importance of Ellen Terry, her daughter Edith Craig (1869–1947) and her son Edward Gordon Craig (1872–1966), in addition to Bram Stoker, Lewis Carroll and a few much less commonly used figures.

Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian's Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in the World

From the veteran comic and actor from The Wrestler and Louie comes a hilarious e-book of go back and forth essays from his time on journey via secondary markets within the US, Canada, and Israel. hi. It’s Todd Barry. sure, the hugely well-known comic. i've got billions of enthusiasts worldwide, so I do my justifiable share of traveling.

Revenge of the Nerd: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger

Dicy company. Revenge of the Nerds. at an advantage useless. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New woman. What do all of those video clips and tv indicates have in universal? Curtis Armstrong. A mythical comedic moment banana to a litany of significant stars, Curtis is without end cemented within the public mind's eye as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds.

Additional info for The Ice Cream Blonde: The Whirlwind Life and Mysterious Death of Screwball Comedienne Thelma Todd

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 31 votes