Captain of Her Soul: The Life of Marion Davies
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"Now, finally, there is a deeply researched and fair-minded biography of Davies's life and movie work . . . . Gabrielle, like a detective or an archaeologist, has reconstructed a life history and made a convincing case . . . . that Marion was a complex, happy, and talented actress . . . . her love affair with W.R. Hearst was genuine, long-lasting, and intensely satisfying."-- "Alta Journal"
"An entertaining, first-rate biography that necessarily serves . . . . as a corrective to Hollywood myth."-- "Air Mail"
"[A] scrupulously researched biography of American actress Davies (1897-1961), who was for a long time better known as the mistress of tabloid publisher William Randolph Hearst. . . . For fans of old-Hollywood lore and classic movies, especially those starring Marion Davies."-- "Library Journal"
"Gabrielle's book proves to be a fascinating read, from start to finish. The author documents the glamorous and epic parties at San Simeon, giving readers a picture of Hollywood's golden era. She also reveals the complicated, but enduring romance between Hearst and Davies."-- "Pop Culture Classics"
"One of the most striking qualities of Captain of Her Soul is how the author powerfully portrays the actress's spirit through the pages. . . .a must-read."-- "The Wonderful World of Cinema"
"Author Gabrielle has given us a gift: an honest biography of a woman whose life and career have long been misunderstood. . . . In short, this is the book Marion Davies has always deserved."-- "Leonard Maltin site"