'Scarface' actress Ann Dvorak gets a new look from Christina Rice

Thanks to DVD and Turner Classic Movies, audiences are being re-introduced to a lot of overlooked actors and actresses from Hollywood's Golden Age. A shining example is Ann Dvorak (1911-1979), who was touted as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after she was cast as Cesca in Howard Hawks' 1932 "Scarface." But superstardom never happened for Dvorak for various reasons, including a contract dispute with Warner Bros. Christina Rice, a librarian and photo archivist at downtown L.A.'s Central Library has written a new book about the actress, "Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel." On Tuesday evening, her book will have a launch party at the Central Library. For more information, go to http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/ann-dvorak-hollywoods-forgotten-rebel-official-book-launch-party.

Pictured: Lyle Talbot and Ann Dvorak in "Murder in the Clouds."

( Warner Bros. Pictures / November 10, 2013 )

Thanks to DVD and Turner Classic Movies, audiences are being re-introduced to a lot of overlooked actors and actresses from Hollywood's Golden Age. A shining example is Ann Dvorak (1911-1979), who was touted as "Hollywood's New Cinderella" after she was cast as Cesca in Howard Hawks' 1932 "Scarface." But superstardom never happened for Dvorak for various reasons, including a contract dispute with Warner Bros. Christina Rice, a librarian and photo archivist at downtown L.A.'s Central Library has written a new book about the actress, "Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel." On Tuesday evening, her book will have a launch party at the Central Library. For more information, go to http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/ann-dvorak-hollywoods-forgotten-rebel-official-book-launch-party. Pictured: Lyle Talbot and Ann Dvorak in "Murder in the Clouds."

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