One of Britain`s most beloved actresses is the subject of a brand new book release written by Huw Prall.
PASSPORT TO FAME: THE DIANA DORS STORY, charts the magical life and career of the star who conquered not only the world of film and television, but also theatre, cabaret, released recordings and wrote books too.
Her private life was equally as exciting to her fans as was her professional career, but her crowning glories were always the films she made from light and frothy comedies to hard hitting thrillers. ˜Yield to the Night`, showed her critics that she could act and hold her own with the best of them and they had to agree.
“Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe”. This tag was to hang around Diana Dors’ neck during the 1950s. As she would often point out that she had been working professionally a lot longer than Monroe. Her first appearance was in 1946 in ˜The Shop at Sly Corner`, while still a student at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Diana, like Marilyn, was blonde, curvy and sexy, but that’s where the comparison ended. Her range as an actress was from comedy blondes to evil old hags, and even Greek tragedy in theatre. With Diana, what you saw was what you got. But above all, she was a survivor. Diana was a also a talented writer compiling two autobiographies of herself, as well as her three A – Z books. Diana had a prolific career encompassing theatre, cabaret, film and TV. “Passport to Fame” is a comprehensive study of Diana’s work across her 40 years of filmmaking. The 276 page HEAVY HARDBACK book is an invaluable source of reference to the film-buff interested in the changing face of the film industry.
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