Saint Frances of Hollywood Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223660
Pages: 200
Pub. Date: January 1 1996
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA019000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • DRAMA / Women Authors

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Saint Frances of Hollywood

By Sally Clark

Her star rising as a Hollywood diva, Frances Farmer chooses to join the socialist Group Theatre in New York. This idealistic, raucous and non-conforming movie star, pursued by the government for her alleged communist connections, was finally incarcerated with the help of her mother at Steilacoom, a Seattle psychiatric hospital, where she was lobotomized and released as “cured” in 1949. Saint Frances of Hollywood has taken the biographical details of Frances Farmer’s life and transformed them into a mesmerizing and quintessential classical tragedy.

Cast of 4 women and 4 men.

“It is this mix of fact and fantasy that Clark has captured so brilliantly and used to striking advantage … the effect is brutally chilling.”

“A searing tragedy …”
Toronto Star