by Richard J. Maturi and Mary Buckingham Maturi (McFarland
& Company, Inc., 1998, 254 pages)
Only biography of Francis X. Bushman and a good one,
too. Enjoyable reading that is broken down into chronological
periods of Bushman's life: "Early Years: From Sculptor's
Model to Film Star," "Essany Studio Star," "The
Quality Pictures - Metro Picture Years," "Keeping in
the Public Eye," and more! The filmography alone is worth
having this book. Not a simple listing of films, but all information
about the makers and the stars as well as an excellent synopsis
with reviewer's comments.
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