A Short Bibliography on
Frances Farmer
1913-1970

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  1. Books and Videos
  2. Articles
  3. Song
  4. Filmography and Biography (pointer). IMovieDBase
  5. Frances as the Five of Pentacles 
       (pointer). Cards of Hollywood stars or Hollywood Tarot.
1. Books and Videos ---------------------------------------------

        AUTHOR   Arnold, William, 1945-                                       
         TITLE   Shadowland / William Arnold.                               
     PUBLISHED   New York : McGraw-Hill, c1978.                             
   DESCRIPTION   216 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.                                     
 SUBJECT TERMS   Farmer, Frances, 1913-1970.                         
                 Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--Biography.
          ISBN   0070023115                                                   
  LOCATION               CALL NUMBER                STATUS              
  CLEMONS LIBRARY        PN2287.F34 A7              Not checked out           
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        AUTHOR   Farmer, Frances, 1913-1970.                           
         TITLE   Will there really be a morning? An autobiography.     
      PUBLISHED   New York, Putnam [1972]                               
   DESCRIPTION   318 p. illus. 22 cm.                                  
           ISBN   0399109137                                            
  LOCATION               CALL NUMBER                STATUS             
  ALDERMAN LIBRARY       PN 2287 .F34 A3 1972       Not checked out    
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        TITLE   The toast of New York [videorecording]                        
    PUBLISHED   New York, N.Y. : RKO Home Video, 1987.                        
  DESCRIPTION   1 videocassette (109 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.               
                VHS format [NTSC]                                             
                Based on "Book of Daniel Drew" by Bouck White and the story   
                  "Robber Barons" by Matthew Josephson.                       
      CREDITS   Director, Rowland V. Lee; Screenplay, Dudley Nichols, John    
                  Twist, Joel Sayre; music, Shilkret.                         
         CAST   Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie.
      SUMMARY   A romanticized biography of "Jubilee Jim" Fisk, a 19th century
                  medicine showman who became a notorious Wall Street         
                  financier.                                         
 SUBJECT TERMS   Fisk, Jim--Biography.                                
                 Biographical films.                                  
       AUTHORS   Lee, Rowland V.                                      
                 Arnold, Edward, 1890-1956.                           
                 Grant, Gary, 1904-1986.                              
                 RKO Radio Pictures, inc.                             
  LOCATION               CALL NUMBER                STATUS            
  CLEMONS Video          VID0000 .VHS1796           Not checked out   
    Collection                                                        
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         TITLE   Come and get it [videorecording]                             
     PUBLISHED   Los Angeles, CA : Embassy Home Entertainment, 1986.          
   DESCRIPTION   1 videocassette (99 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 1/2 in.              
                 VHS format[NTSC].                                            
                 Video release of a film released in 1936 by Samuel Goldwyn   
                   Productions. Based on a novel by Edna Ferber.              
        SERIES   Classic collection (Embassy Home Entertainment (Firm))       
       CREDITS   Directors, Howard Hawks, William Wyler ; producer, Samuel    
                   Goldwyn ; writers, Jules Furthman, Jane Murfin.            
          CAST   Edward Arnold, Frances Farmer, Joel McCrea,
			 Walter Brennan.  
       SUMMARY   A 19th-century Wisconsin lumber baron abandons a young woman  
                   and later falls in love with her daughter.                  
 SUBJECT TERMS   Feature films.                                                
       AUTHORS   Wyler, William, 1902-                                         
                 Hawks, Howard, 1896-                                          
                 Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968.                                      
  LOCATION               CALL NUMBER                STATUS                     
  CLEMONS Video          VID0000 .VHS1345           Not checked out            
    Collection                                                                 
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        TITLE   Frances [videorecording]                              
    PUBLISHED   [S.l.] : Thorn EMI Video, 1982.                               
  DESCRIPTION   1 videocassette (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.              
                VHS format [NTSC]                                             
                Videocassette release of the 1982 motion picture by EMI Films,
                   Inc.                                                       
      CREDITS   Director, Graeme Clifford ; producer, Jonathan Sanger ;       
                  writers, Eric Bergren, Christopher DeVore, Nicholas Kazan ; 
                  photography, Laszlo Kovacs ; music, John Barry.             
         CAST   Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley.                      
      SUMMARY   At 16 Frances Farmer was an award-winning high-school student 
                   in Seattle--at 23, she was a rising and provocative star of  
                  stage and screen, admired for her beauty and talent--at 27, 
                  a chain of relatively insignificant events led to her arrest 
                  and eventual involuntary commital to a mental institution.   
SUBJECT TERMS   Feature films.                                                 
      AUTHORS   Clifford, Graeme.                                              
 LOCATION               CALL NUMBER                STATUS                      
 CLEMONS Video          VID0000 .VHS5069           Not checked out             
   Collection                                             

2. Articles --------------------------------------------------------------- AUTHOR Monroe, Valerie. TITLE Jessica. SOURCE Harper's Bazaar 110-13+ Jan '91 FEATURES pors. SUBJECT TERMS Lange, Jessica. ABSTRACT Over the course of her career, actress Jessica Lange has shown that she can successfully play madwomen. She played the criminally seductive Cora in The Postman Always Rings Twice, and she received an Oscar nomination for her role as the self destructive actress Frances Farmer in Frances. In her latest film, Blue Sky, she plays a manic-depressive wife and mother. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- AUTHOR Wetzsteon, Ross. TITLE Lange range. SOURCE Vogue 180:192-3+ Feb '90 FEATURES il pors. SUBJECT TERMS Lange, Jessica. ABSTRACT Jessica Lange has successfully transformed herself from a blonde B-movie goddess into a serious actress. Lange got her start more than ten years ago in the remake of King Kong in a performance that made her a staple of talk-show one- liners. She turned her reputation around, however, when she landed a part in the remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice and then won an Oscar nomination for her gritty portrayal of actress Frances Farmer in the movie Frances. She is currently appearing as a middle-class housewife coping with the sudden death of her husband in Paul Brickman's Men Don't Leave and as a criminal lawyer defending her immigrant father against charges of war crimes in Costa-Gavras's Music Box. Lange discusses her feelings about acting and her relationship with playwright Sam Shepard. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- AUTHOR Ash, Jennifer. TITLE Death? Sin? Scandal? For Greg Smith's Grave Line Tours, that's entertainment. (Touring Hollywood, Calif sites associated with actors' deaths and scandals). SOURCE People Weekly 29:83-5 Mar 7 '88 FEATURES il por map. SUBJECT TERMS Smith, Greg. Grave Line Tours--Touring Hollywood, Calif sites associated with actors' deaths and scandals. Motion picture actors and actresses. ABSTRACT Grave Line Tours has carved a sizeable niche in the Los Angeles tourist industry. Billed as "A Lively Look at Death-styles of the Rich and Famous," the tour takes Hollywood visitors by hearse to 80 sites where celebrities met their death or their fate; the arrest sites of Frances Farmer and Roman Polanski, for example, are included on the tour. Grave Line has been criticized for capitalizing on tragedy, but company co-founder Greg Smith feels that people are really interested in seeing morbid sites. Business has been booming since Grave Line opened last October. The company is planning to triple the number of daily pilgrimages to three and to open a shop that will sell copies of death certificates and other memorabilia. --------------------------------------------------------- AUTHOR Cheney, Harry. TITLE Frances: prisoner in an American gulag. SOURCE Christianity Today 27:46 Apr 22 '83 FEATURES il. SUBJECT TERMS Farmer, Frances--1913-1970. ------------------------------------------------- AUTHOR Bosworth, Patricia. TITLE Discovering Frances Farmer. SOURCE Working Woman 8:118+ Feb '83 FEATURES il pors. SUBJECT TERMS Lange, Jessica. -------------------------------------------------- AUTHOR Hammer, Joshua. TITLE A shadowy figure says he was Frances Farmer's lover, but a lawsuit claims different. SOURCE People Weekly 19:38-40 Mar 21 '83 FEATURES il pors. SUBJECT TERMS Farmer, Frances--1913-1970. Arnold, Bill. Jacobson, Stewart. Copyright infringement.

3. Song ================================================== URL: http://www.seds.org/~smiley/nirvana/lyrics/fran.html Subject: fran.html Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle Album: In Utero Time: 4:07 _________________________________________________________________ It's so relieving to know that you're leaving as soon as you get paid It's so relaxing to hear you're asking wherever you get your way I's so soothing to know that you'll sue me, this is starting to sound the same I miss the comfort in being sad In her false withness, we hope you're still with us, to see if they float or drown Our favorite paitent, A display of patience, disease-covered Puget Sound She'll come back as fire, to burn all the liars, and leave a blanket of ash on the ground I miss the comfort in being sad ===================================================================== 4. Filmography and biography - IMovieDBase This movie database filmography of Frances Farmer's movies with links to more detailed information on them, plus a link to a brief biography.
5. Frances as the Five of Pentacles: Hardship. Has card of Frances and good links to other Frances sites.

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