Frank Capra

Frank Capra

The Catastrophe of Success

Book - 1992
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Frank Capra was the American success story, the immigrant from Sicily who not only realized the American dream but depicted it. Capra's films, particularly "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", "Meet John Doe", and "It's a Wonderful Life" are national icons -- cherished monuments to the "common man". Yet as Joseph McBride reveals in this revised edition of his widely acclaimed biography, Capra was far more complex than anyone knew. Using recently declassified material about Capra's controversial dealings with Congress and the HUAC (House Unamerican Activities Committee) in the 1940s and 1950s, McBride adds a final chapter to his unforgettable portrait of Hollywood's most beloved director.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1992], ©1992
ISBN: 9780671734947
0671734946
Branch Call Number: 921 Capra
Characteristics: 768 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm

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