Finding Dorothy: A Biography of Dorothy Gibson
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Edwardian cover girl and silent screen star Dorothy Gibson survived the Titanic, a disastrous marriage, even the horrors of a World War II concentration camp, but history didn’t spare her. Randy Bryan Bigham reclaims the story of a life forgotten.
Finding Dorothy, the first biography of model and actress Dorothy Gibson (1889-1946), provides an analysis of her work as the muse of artist Harrison Fisher, and offers a critique of her brief but successful career as one of the first leading ladies in American silent cinema.
Dorothy Gibson’s experiences in the 1912 sinking of the Titanic are related in detail as is the making of Saved From the Titanic, the first motion picture produced about the disaster, in which Dorothy herself starred.
6x9 Hardcover | Dust Jacket
179 pp, 84 ill.
First Published 2005
New Edition Released 2012
Revised Edition Printed 2013