Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie Morningstar

A young Jewish girl experiences love, pain, and disappointment in the struggle to become an actress.

Author: Herman Wouk

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005477067

Category: American fiction

Page: 638

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A young Jewish girl experiences love, pain, and disappointment in the struggle to become an actress.
Categories: American fiction

Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie leaves her family and fiancé for a season of summer stock at an east coast resort, where she meets and falls in love with a handsome producer.

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ISBN: 0782000517

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Marjorie leaves her family and fiancé for a season of summer stock at an east coast resort, where she meets and falls in love with a handsome producer. He sweeps her off her feet and into a once-in-a-lifetime love affair and teaches Marjorie her first lessons about the theater and life.
Categories: Feature films

Marjorie Morningstar

Marjorie Morningstar

In this memorable novel, Herman Wouk, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has created a story as universal, as sensitive, and as unmistakably authentic as any ever told.

Author: Herman Wouk

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ISBN: OCLC:318335804

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Page: 573

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Natalie and R J The Star Crossed Love Affair of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

Natalie and R J   The Star Crossed Love Affair of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner

who played Marjorie Morningstar, she instructed her agent to set up a meeting
with him so that she could plead her case. That the author happened to reside in
New York City didn't deter her. With her agent in tow, Natalie flew there at her
own ...

Author: Warren G. Harris

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1935169866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Their relationship was that of fairy tales. Their devotion so intense they wed each other not once, but twice. In the first book to focus on both Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, the author of the bestseller Gable & Lombard and the critically acclaimed book Cary Grant gives us a scintillating portrait of this glamorous and exciting couple from their early years working for the studio system to the final, shattering hours before Natalie Wood's life tragically ended. We follow them on their roller-coaster ride of the ups and downs and the magic and the madness of this couple who became Hollywood royalty.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Perspectives on Sexuality

Perspectives on Sexuality

When I go, that will be the end of Marjorie Morningstar, to all eternity. 443 Yet
how beautiful she was! She rises up before me as I write— in a blue You dress, a
black raincoat, her face wet with rain, nineteen years old, in my arms and yet ...

Author: James L. Malfetti

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 0030828260

Category: Reference

Page: 611

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Key Texts in American Jewish Culture

Key Texts in American Jewish Culture

The Meanings of Marjorie Morningstar GORDON HUTNER NEARLY A HALF -
CENTURY after Marjorie Morningstar was published in 1955 , it must seem
mystifying to contemporary scholars of U . S . culture , including those in
American ...

Author: Jack Kugelmass

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813532213

Category: History

Page: 308

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Key Texts in American Jewish Culture expands the frame of reference used by students of culture and history both by widening the "canon" of Jewish texts and by providing a way to extrapolate new meanings from well-known sources. Contributors come from a variety of disciplines, including American studies, anthropology, comparative literature, history, music, religious studies, and women's studies. Each provides an analysis of a specific text in art, music, television, literature, homily, liturgy, or history. Some of the works discussed, such as Philip Roth's novel Counterlife, the musical Fiddler on the Roof, and Irving Howe's World of Our Fathers, are already widely acknowledged components of the American Jewish studies canon. Others-such as Bridget Loves Bernie, infamous for the hostile reception it received among American Jews+ may be considered "key texts" because of the controversy they provoked. Still others, such as Joshua Liebman's Piece of Mind and the radio and TV sitcom The Goldbergs, demonstrate the extent to which American Jewish culture and mainstream American culture intermingle with and borrow from each other.
Categories: History

A Jewish Feminine Mystique

A Jewish Feminine Mystique

For brief published discussions of reviews of MM, see Arnold Beichman, “
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: Marjorie Morningstar,” in Herman Wouk:
The Novelist as Social Historian (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1984),
51–58; ...

Author: Hasia Diner

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813550305

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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In The Feminine Mystique, Jewish-raised Betty Friedan struck out against a postwar American culture that pressured women to play the role of subservient housewives. However, Friedan never acknowledged that many American women refused to retreat from public life during these years. Now, A Jewish Feminine Mystique? examines how Jewish women sought opportunities and created images that defied the stereotypes and prescriptive ideology of the "feminine mystique." As workers with or without pay, social justice activists, community builders, entertainers, and businesswomen, most Jewish women championed responsibilities outside their homes. Jewishness played a role in shaping their choices, shattering Friedan's assumptions about how middle-class women lived in the postwar years. Focusing on ordinary Jewish women as well as prominent figures such as Judy Holliday, Jennie Grossinger, and Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, leading scholars explore the wide canvas upon which American Jewish women made their mark after the Second World War.
Categories: Social Science

You Never Call You Never Write

You Never Call  You Never Write

Marjorie Morningstar—the ambitious young woman who becomes a suburban
mother—was not herself a joke, but women like Marjorie might have been
templates for this new style of Jewish humor. “You Are Your Mother”: Marjorie ...

Author: Joyce Antler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195147872

Category: History

Page: 321

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An illuminating, often humorous history of the Jewish Mother traces the evolution of this popular icon through decades of American culture, detailing both positive and negative aspects through the years while examining such images as the "Yiddishe Mama," "Molly Goldberg," the smothering and shrewish scourge of Portnoy's Complaint, and beyond.
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Virgin Territory

Virgin Territory

Cinematically , this conflict played itself out most viscerally in the saga of young
Marjorie Morningstar , the titular heroine of a best - selling novel that was
subsequently turned into a sweeping epic motion picture . The simple plotline of "
will she ...

Author: Tamar Jeffers McDonald

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814333184

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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A critical and in-depth investigation of how virginity is represented in film.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader s Book of Days  True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

... compound,” but for Marjorie Morgenstern, a sophomore at Hunter College sure
she's destined to become a famous actress, it's a “white streak of revelation,” “a
name that could blaze and thunder on Broadway.” “MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR
 ...

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393239621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Presents a literary companion and guide that describes the mistakes, epiphanies, and successes of a variety of writers, from Proust and Conrad to Stephen King and J.K. Rowling, each day of the year.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Feeling for Books

A Feeling for Books

Indeed, my memories of Marjorie Morningstar and of the archaeologists that
peopled the pages of Gods, Graves, and Scholars suggest that Mr. Shymansky's
books were so valuable and intensely loved because they enabled me to trace
paths ...

Author: Janice A. Radway

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Deftly melding ethnography, cultural history, literary criticism, and autobiographical reflection, A Feeling for Books is at once an engaging study of the Book-of-the-Month Club's influential role as a cultural institution and a profoundly personal meditation about the experience of reading. Janice Radway traces the history of the famous mail-order book club from its controversial founding in 1926 through its evolution into an enterprise uniquely successful in blending commerce and culture. Framing her historical narrative with writing of a more personal sort, Radway reflects on the contemporary role of the Book-of-the-Month Club in American cultural history and in her own life. Her detailed account of the standards and practices employed by the club's in-house editors is also an absorbing story of her interactions with those editors. Examining her experiences as a fourteen-year-old reader of the club's selections and, later, as a professor of literature, she offers a series of rigorously analytical yet deeply personal readings of such beloved novels as Marjorie Morningstar and To Kill a Mockingbird. Rich and rewarding, this book will captivate and delight anyone who is interested in the history of books and in the personal and transformative experience of reading.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk

Bewildered: Marjorie. Morningstar. Although Wouk's fourth novel was not
published until 1955, ideas for such a work were germinating as early as 1940,
then again in 1947, and finally in 1950–52 when he began its composition. In
July 1940 ...

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Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412825083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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This study shows how Wouk's plays and novels exemplify an extraordinary and often highly perceptive preoccupation with American society in war and peace. Situating Wouk in the same literary tradition as Cervantes, Richardson, Balzac, and Dickens, Beichman demonstrates that Wouk's novels have strong plots, moralist outcomes, and active -essentially positive- characters. Beichman's focus is on the social and literary qualities of Wouk's work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

But Enough About Me

But Enough About Me

A nice Jewish girl, Marjorie Morgenstern, longs to become Marjorie Morningstar,
the actress; after a fling with Mr.Wrong and a “career” in the theater, she ends up
as Mrs. Milton Schwartz, wife and mother of four. From the Bronx to Central ...

Author: Nancy K. Miller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231516341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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In her latest work of personal criticism, Nancy K. Miller tells the story of how a girl who grew up in the 1950s and got lost in the 1960s became a feminist critic in the 1970s. As in her previous books, Miller interweaves pieces of her autobiography with the memoirs of contemporaries in order to explore the unexpected ways that the stories of other people's lives give meaning to our own. The evolution she chronicles was lived by a generation of literary girls who came of age in the midst of profound social change and, buoyed by the energy of second-wave feminism, became writers, academics, and activists. Miller's recollections form one woman's installment in a collective memoir that is still unfolding, an intimate page of a group portrait in process.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Montgomery Clift's accident would ensure huge box-office returns, as had
happened with Raintree County, Warner Brothers attempted to team Elizabeth
and Monty as loan-outs for their next big-budget production, Marjorie Morningstar
(1958).

Author: David Bret

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780571720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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At 1.28 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 March 2011, just three weeks after celebrating her 79th birthday, the biggest star Hollywood has ever known died. The tributes and eulogies to Elizabeth Taylor were legion. A weeping Elton John said, 'We have just lost a Hollywood giant. More importantly, we have lost an incredible human being.' In Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend, 1932-2011, acclaimed biographer David Bret has written the revealing, incisive and definitive life story of the most controversial cinematic icon since Mae West. While never yielding in his admiration and respect, Bret has stripped away the veneer to portray the star as she really was: sometimes arrogant, attention-seeking, avaricious, reckless, monstrous towards her peers, generous, even foolish at times but, above all, through the tumultuous relationships and the personal mayhem, a survivor. Elizabeth Taylor was the very last of the Hollywood greats. As David Bret writes, 'Most of her contemporaries - Garbo, Streisand and Dietrich excepted - were compelled to walk in the shadow of her sun. Of today's stars, not one may be deemed worthy of stepping even within a mile of that shadow.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Interestings

The Interestings

Marjorie Morningstar grows up always wanting to be an actress; her name is
originally Marjorie Morgenstern—Jewish—and she changes it for when she
becomes famous, which everyone knows is going to happen. She's the pretty,
vivacious ...

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101602034

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A) From Meg Wolitzer, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, a novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan). The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.
Categories: Fiction

The Journey Home

The Journey Home

... type made famous by Herman Wouk in his 1955 novel, Marjorie Morningstar.
Selling millions of copies and made into a successful movie starring the popular
actress Natalie Wood, the book depicted the transformation of a young, ambitious
, ...

Author: Joyce Antler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439138380

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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A unique, positive collection of essays profiles a number of forgotten female Jewish leaders who played key roles in various American social and political movements, from suffrage and birth control to civil rights and fair labor practices.
Categories: Religion

Morningstar Growing Up With Books

Morningstar  Growing Up With Books

“[An] enchanting journey through Ann Hood’s early fascination with reading.… Book lovers will find Morningstar irresistible.”—Lynn Sharon Schwartz, author of Ruined by Reading Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a ...

Author: Ann Hood

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393254822

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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“[An] enchanting journey through Ann Hood’s early fascination with reading.… Book lovers will find Morningstar irresistible.”—Lynn Sharon Schwartz, author of Ruined by Reading Growing up in a mill town in Rhode Island, in a household that didn’t foster a love of reading, novelist Ann Hood discovered nonetheless the transformative power of literature. She learned to channel her imagination, ambitions, and curiosity by devouring ever-growing stacks of books. In Morningstar, Hood recollects with warmth and honesty how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment, and The Outsiders influenced her teen psyche and introduced her to topics that could not be discussed at home: desire, fear, sexuality, and madness. Later, Johnny Got His Gun and Grapes of Wrath dramatically influenced her political thinking while the Vietnam War and Kent State shootings became headline news, and classics such as Dr. Zhivago and Les Misérables stoked her ambitions to travel the world. With characteristic insight and charm, Hood showcases the ways in which books gave her life and can transform—even save—our own lives.
Categories: Literary Collections

Knit it Together

Knit it Together

In a rare gesture when I was maybe eleven or twelve, she lent me her copy of
Herman Wouk's Marjorie Morningstar. I read it again last year, and I had the
strangest feeling of déjà vu in a story I vaguely recalled, like something just on
the tip of ...

Author: Edited by Suzyn Jackson

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ISBN: 9781616732011

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For as long as people have knitted, they have gathered to share their craft0́4and each others company. Knitting bees brought industrious colonists together to socialize. Knitters joined forces during the World Wars to knit warm socks for soldiers. And today the bond between knitters is as strong as ever, with knitting circles springing up in neighborhood coffee shops and community centers, making their way online, and taking up social causes. This book puts the knitting circle, with all its profit and pleasures, within reach of anyone who wants to Knit It Together. A delightful, practical resource for knitters hoping to start or join a circle, or for a knitting circle looking for patterns or inspiration, the book provides how-to tips as well as wonderful stories of knitting circles past and present0́4and best of all, a collection of patterns designed to be completed in a group.
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Love and Death in the American Novel

Love and Death in the American Novel

CLARISSA IN AMERICA: TOWARD MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR None of the
forms of the novel adapted from European prototypes has influenced American
fiction more profoundly than the sentimental tale of seduction. First of all, the ...

Author: Leslie A. Fiedler

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564781631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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"No other study of the American novel has such fascinating and on the whole right things to say."—Washington Post
Categories: Literary Criticism

Love Signs and You

Love Signs and You

YEAR ☆ MARILYN MONROE'S LEGS ♡ THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH MARJORIE
MORNINGSTAR * AUNTIE MAME BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS EVENTS Sexy
Rebel Without a Cause star James Dean died . However , the young Elvis
Presley ...

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743476492

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 863

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An analysis of the astrology of romance features elaborate illustrations and coverage of such areas as the celestial and historical influences on sex appeal, how to find an ideal astrological match, the planetary profiles for more than ninety famous couples, and the astrological influences that were at play for each of the sun signs during the past century.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit