Ronald Colman: A Very Private Person: A Biography by Juliet Benita Colman

Ronald Colman: A Very Private Person: A Biography by Juliet Benita Colman soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: W. H. Allen, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Filmography;

From the cover: Blessed with the magnificent voice millions of people remember, Ronald Colman was an actor of great talent and charm who first became a star of the silent screen and was more successful than any other actor in making the transition to talking pictures a success that carried over into The Halls of Ivy on both radio and television. Although he lived in America for more than thirty-five years, he was always the urbane and sympathetic English gentleman who consistently underplayed his roles in such classic films as Raffles, Arrowsmith, Lost Horizon, Random Harvest and The Late George Apley.

This delightfully nostalgic biography of the famous actor is the work of his only daughter who was thirteen years old when he died. Ten years later she found herself wanting to know all about him, and she corresponded with and interviewed scores of his friends: Jack Benny, Charlie Chaplin, Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, David Niven and Loretta Young as well as many others. Among other things she learned what happened that Halloween night in 1 914 when he almost lost a leg in World War I, and why his first marriage was a disaster that haunted him for much of his life and explained his pursuit of privacy.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is lightly faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 294 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my Biography catalogue?


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