Lynn Bari was Hollywood’s consummate contract player during the golden age of movies. Lynn was beautiful, immensely talented and popular with moviegoers and coworkers alike. She had seemed destined to become a major star—but her ascent was sabotaged by unresolved problems with her domineering, alcoholic mother and three exploitative marriages.
Foxy Lady is based on author Jeff Gordon’s extensive conversations with Bari, a warm and highly intelligent woman with a delicious sense of humor and the gift of total recall. Gordon’s research also involved interviews with dozens of Lynn’s friends, family members and professional associates, including Anthony Quinn, Alice Faye, Claire Trevor, Roddy McDowall, and George Montgomery.
The reader will learn the behind-the-scenes stories of many of Bari’s films; among them: The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Margie, Nocturne, Hello Frisco Hello, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, China Girl, Blood and Sand, Shock, Mr. Moto’s Gamble, Captain Eddie, and the landmark Glenn Miller musicals, Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives.