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Alan Ladd

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Alan Ladd: Alan Walbridge Ladd was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns and film noirs where he was often paired with Veronica Lake. His popularity diminished in the late 1950s, though he continued to appear in popular films until his accidental death due to a lethal combination of alcohol, a barbiturate, and two tranquilizers in January 1964.

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Google previewWestern Movie References in American Literature (2012)

by Henryk Hoffmann

double feature: Treasure of the Golden Condor, wherein Cornel Wilde is a dashing eighteenth-century Frenchman seeking hidden Mayan riches in Guatemala; and Drum Beat, wherein Alan Ladd is a cowboy and Audrey Dalton is an Indian.

Google previewA Prayer for Owen Meany (1997)

A Novel by John Irving

double feature: Treasure of the Golden Condor, wherein Cornel Wilde is a dashing eighteenth-century Frenchman seeking hidden Mayan riches in Guatemala; and Drum Beat, wherein Alan Ladd is a cowboy and Audrey Dalton is an Indian.

Google previewThe New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry (2014)

by Anthony Slide

See LLOYD THE LADD COMPANY was formed in 1979 as a "mini studio" when Alan Ladd, Jr., (born 1937) left as president of 20th Century-Fox*. Two other Fox employees joined Ladd in the creation of the new company: Jay Kanter and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

The Arkansas-born Alan Ladd struggled for years to get a footing in the film business before finally landing a major role as the complex villain of the film noir thriller This Gun for Hire (1942), showing considerable chemistry with the female lead, ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

Scene still from Shane, starring Alan Ladd (left) and Van Heflin, 1953. ( Paramount/The Kobal Collection) Schaefer's novel is set in 1889, but the conflict between ranchers and homesteaders that lies at the heart of Shane is more nearly ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

Produced by: Robert Evans, Alan Ladd, Jr. Executive Produc- ers: Dick Vane, Joe Dante, Graham Burke, Greg Coote, Peter Sjoquist, Bruce Sherlock. Co-Pro- ducer: Jeffrey Boam. Director ofPhotography: David Burr. Production Design: Paul ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Old Time Radio (2007)

by Jon D. Swartz, Robert C. Reinehr

Holiday was played by film star Alan Ladd, and the program was produced in syndication by a-company in which Ladd was part owner. The program appeared on the Mutual network in 1948—1949 and on many individual stations for some ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Radio 3-Volume Set (2004)

by Christopher H. Sterling

surrounded by literally dozens of Paramount contract players appearing as themselves (among them Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Alan Ladd, and Paulette Goddard). The film received tepid reviews—critics appreciated the star-studded ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014)

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

Best Picture (Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr., Bruce Davey) AAN: Best Costume Design (Charles Knode), Best Film Editing (Steven Rosenblum), Best Music–Original for the Screen (Randall Wallace) DVD: Twentieth Century Fox, ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

But The Postman Always RingsTwice beginsasa sultry andmoody melodrama withJohn Garfield and Lana Turner, and Wild Harvest isa good Alan Ladd adventure. After that, Garnett made an assortment of poorfilms and worked as a director in ...

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If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps. (Alan Ladd)
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