Find a Union Writer – Brenda Loew

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Brenda
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Loew
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MA
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https://twitter.com/VintageFilmNE
About
Brenda Loew serves as President of New England Vintage Film Society, Inc. She is the editor of biographies about Hollywood's Golden Age, several children's picture books, poetry anthologies, and more. A former tenured public school speech therapist, Brenda is the recipient of annual awards as a public access television producer. She has appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio shows and has been recognized for her writing, publishing, lecturing and political activism. An animal lover, is a volunteer with the Newton Massachusetts Animal Rescue Team (NMART). Brenda is a graduate of Boston University, Brown University and Northeastern University. Her creative inspirations, entrepreneurial instincts and captivation with Hollywood royalty maintain the family connection to show business.
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Spencer Tracy, Fox Film Actor: The Pre-Code Legacy of a Hollywood Legend

The career of Spencer Tracy gave us some of the most extraordinary performances in film history. In Spencer Tracy Fox Film Actor: The Pre-Code Legacy of a Hollywood Legend, author and historian Brenda Loew examines the early work of this towering, multifaceted screen icon. Essays and images explore such films as Up the River, Quick Millions, Goldie, Dante’s Inferno, and countless others. While his later works are his most well-known, particularly the Katherine Hepburn films, this book examines the early brilliance of an actor who continues to influence stage and film actors alike. This book is a treasure trove of “obscure gems” from the Pre-Code era of Hollywood’s turbulent early years.
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Spencer Tracy, A Life in Pictures: Rare, Candid, and Original Photos of the Hollywood Legend, His Family, and Career

When you talk about the greatest motion picture actors of all time, you must include Spencer Tracy. The back-to-back “Best Actor” Academy Award winner left behind a body of work spanning four decades that continues to reveal a performer who captivated a packed movie theater audience using much more than masculine body language. His acting legacy continues to have a vibrant, contemporary energy and appeal. His personal struggles are moving and inspirational. All the details are laid bare in the beautiful, exhaustively researched Spencer Tracy, A Life in Pictures: Rare, Candid, and Original Photos of the Hollywood Legend, His Family, and Career. Endorsed by Cindy Tracy, mother of Spencer’s two great grandsons, this book is essential for Spencer Tracy fans and film historians, as well.
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Playbills to Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies

The early years of film represent an historic era of extraordinary discovery. Film struggled to establish itself as a respectable medium. Despite strong connections to the world of theater, this initially proved difficult. Playbills to Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies examines this remarkable period. Over 28 essays profile the early actors and actresses who made the challenging transition from theatre, an established medium, to “talking” films, a leap that was initially dismissed. Their contributions established a credible foundation for the new technology of sound filmmaking. By publishing this compilation, editor Brenda Loew and the New England Vintage Film Society fulfill the foundation’s mission to educate, inform, and enlighten readers about the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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