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by Constance Rosenblum

eBook Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce download ISBN: 0805050892
Author: Constance Rosenblum
Publisher: Metropolitan Books; 1st edition (April 11, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 288
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Category: Biography
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Neal Gabler, author of Life the Movie). I had never heard of Peggy Hopkins Joyce before I read this book. I found the book so enjoyable and interesating I want to know more.

Neal Gabler, author of Life the Movie). Gold Digger pairs a scandalous vamp living in an unbridled era with an entertaining and resourceful !" (USA Today). The author made this woman come alive for me, the pictures were great as was the story and the authors writing ability. People may not remember this great personality but once you read this book you will never forget he. his is definitly a two thumbs up for me!!!

One of America's most talked about Jazz Age personalities, Peggy Hopkins Joyce was the quintessential gold digger, the real-life Lorelei Lee. Married six times, to several millionaires and even a count, Joyce had no discernible talent except self-promotion.

Peggy Hopkins Joyce (born Marguerite Upton; May 26, 1893 – June 12, 1957) was an American actress, artist's . Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce by Constance Rosenblum (2000), Henry Holt & Company, ISBN 0-8050-5089-2.

Peggy Hopkins Joyce (born Marguerite Upton; May 26, 1893 – June 12, 1957) was an American actress, artist's model and dancer. In addition to her performing career, Joyce was known for her flamboyant life, with numerous engagements, six marriages to wealthy men, subsequent divorces, a series of scandalous affairs, a collection of diamonds and furs, and a generally lavish lifestyle.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. One of America's most talked about personalities during the Jazz Age, Peggy Hopkins Joyce was the quintessential gold digger, the real-life Lorelei Lee. A barber's daughter from Norfolk, Virginia, who rose to become a Ziegfeld Girl and, briefly, a movie star, Joyce was the precursor of the modern celebrity-a person famous for being famous.

In prose as vibrant as its subject, Constance Rosenblum's Gold Digger brings to life the woman who .

In prose as vibrant as its subject, Constance Rosenblum's Gold Digger brings to life the woman who singularly epitomized this confident and hedonistic er. Rosenblum carefully reports how a woman from ordinary. Ler resenha completa. Outras edições - Visualizar todos. Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce Constance Rosenblum Não há visualização disponível - 2000.

Married six times, to several millionaires and even a count, Joyce had no discernible talent except self-promotion.

Rosenblum traces Hopkins Joyce’s rise from small-town Southern roots to the vaudeville circuit, from the Ziegfeld Follies to Hollywood.

Although little remembered today, Peggy was the quintessential gold digger: think Anna Nicole Smith meets Kim .

Although little remembered today, Peggy was the quintessential gold digger: think Anna Nicole Smith meets Kim Kardashian in the 1920’s. A Ziegfeld Girl and occasional stage and film actress, Peggy had no discernible talent besides glamorous looks and a flair for self-promotion.

GOLD DIGGER: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce, by Constance Rosenblum. This novel tracks four generations and nearly a century in the life of a German-American family in rural New Hampshire

GOLD DIGGER: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce, by Constance Rosenblum. This novel tracks four generations and nearly a century in the life of a German-American family in rural New Hampshire. It is ''about legacies and hopes, curses and constraints: the places we come from and the families we build,'' Diana Postlethwaite said here in 2000. 'Hegi demonstrates that all these matters are richly ambivalent.

In addition to Boulevard of Dreams, she is the author of Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce, a biography of a Jazz Age celebrity, published by Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt.

A sparkling biography of the original blonde whom gentlemen preferred, a woman who made a career of marrying millionaires and became the first tabloid celebrity.One of America's most talked about personalities during the Jazz Age, Peggy Hopkins Joyce was the quintessential gold digger, the real-life Lorelei Lee. Married six times, to several millionaires and even a count, Joyce had no discernible talent except self-promotion. A barber's daughter from Norfolk, Virginia, who rose to become a Ziegfeld Girl and, briefly, a movie star, Joyce was the precursor of the modern celebrity-a person famous for being famous. Her scandalous exploits-sping a million dollars in a week, conducting torrid love affairs with the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Walter Chrysler-were irresistible to the new breed of tabloid journalists in search of sensation and to audiences hungry for the possibilities her life seemed to promise.Joyce's march across Broadway, Hollywood, and the nation's front pages was only slowed by the true nemesis of the glamour girl: old age. She died in 1957, alone and forgotten-until now. In prose as vibrant as its subject, Gold Digger brings to life the woman who singularly epitomized this confident and hedonistic era.
Comments: (7)
Kalv
I am a bit of an arm chair scholar when it comes to this time period ( Victorian times thru the 1960's) and Peggy's life fell into the 1920's to basically 1960. I love reading about cafe society, the writers from back then, the clubs and entertainers etc....as well as the people who inspired the times that they lived in. It was a fun read and it was interesting to finally read about her life. I had heard about her indirectly and in passing thru other people's stories and bios.
Agarus
I never heard of Peggy until genealogical research led me to her. I am an Upton on my mother's side and we share very distant ancestors. I appreciated getting to know this woman a bit but was not overly impressed with the writing style. Still, it was worth the read for a glimpse of the times and her life.
ladushka
I had never heard of Peggy Hopkins Joyce before I read this book. I found the book so enjoyable and interesating I want to know more. The author made this woman come alive for me, the pictures were great as was the story and the authors writing ability . People may not remember this great personality but once you read this book you will never forget her.This is definitly a two thumbs up for me!!!
Chinon
Peggy Hopkins Joyce was a gold digger, and was famous for her many marriages to millionaires, being on Broadway despite her lack of talent, being in the movies (ditto on the lack of talent), and was famous for many, many, Many years. Today, no one remembers her, though her photos were in newspapers around the world on a daily basis for decades. So much for fame. The author discovered some abandoned trunks in a relative's attic that were full of Peggy's photos and articles, and wrote this book. Peggy was unique for her time, and though shallow and vapid, she created her own life. Those people who look for fame for themselves, should read this book, just to find out that fame is in fact fleeting, and may not be as wonderful as they expect.
Shalinrad
I stumbled across this book years ago, and an attractive girlfriend chose it as a handbook. A very fun read!
lucky kitten
It's amazing that someone could be so famous and really not very interesting. This books gives you a great idea of celebrity in the twenties and thirties, but the author really didn't seem to have alot to work with. Joyce seems very shallow and frankly, not very interesting. After reading other books about the times I got the impression that it was otherwise. I guess she was kind of like a rainbow-it looks dazzling, but if you look closely there is really nothing there.
Jozrone
Love the way this bio tells it all! She was unknown to me until I read a review... Great read and lots of lusty fun! She was the original Gold Digger of legend!
Started off exciting, but then just seemed as if it was repeating itself. Read a bit like a salacious tabloid where every story about the celebrity is the same.