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ZaSu Pitts

the life and career

by Charles Stumpf

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Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pitts, ZaSu, -- 1898-1963,
  • Actors -- United States -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCharles Stumpf.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.P55 S78 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24011168M
    ISBN 109780786446209
    LC Control Number2010000272


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An entertaining candy recipe book by the oh-so eccentric silent film star, ZaZu Pitts. First recipe book I've had that's written with humor. My daughter runs a world famous pastry station, and I hail from Santa Cruz (where ZaZu Pitts grew up - I'm familiar with her house), so this book has special meaning for me/5(9).

The narrative of her life story and the author’s dedicated research are well documented. Not a heavy, in-depth “biography” at all, ZASU PITTS: THE LIFE AND ZaSu Pitts book is instead a marvelous introduction and career chronicle of the well-loved and accomplished actress.

/5(4). That same year she died of cancer. With over credits to her name she was a popular supporting actress in movies, the stage, and on TV. She wrote the book Candy Hits by ZaSu Pitts. In Aprilthe ZaSu Pitts stamp was issued by the United States Post Office as one of a group of ten stamps honoring stars of the silent film : Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los.

Hoping to follow his Laurel and Hardy success with a female comedy team, producer Hal Roach paired Thelma Todd with ZaSu Pitts in a series of two-reel shorts.

Pitts left the studio for other pursuits, was replaced by Patsy Kelly and the series continued to be successful. Additional Details. Description: ZaSu Pitts book Pitts, the beloved comedienne of motion pictures, stage, and television, was for many years an ardent and highly skilled candy a young girl, when she first played opposite Mary Pickford, she was famous on the lot for her delicious fudge.

The names of her mother's sisters Eliza and Susan became the basis for ZaSu's unique first name, which has been spelled as Zazu Pitts or Zasu Pitts in many film credits and articles.

Though the name is commonly mispronounced, or, ZaSu Pitts book her book Candy Hits, Pitts herself gives the correct pronunciation as "Say Zoo", recounting that Mary.

The name “ZaSu”" was created because her two aunts, Eliza and Susan, each wanted the baby named after them. Pitts started working as an extra in movies, but was discovered by Mary Pickford, who is credited with giving Pitts small roles in The Little Princess and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm in   Feeling Black Friday fatigue.

Here’s a delightful Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts comedy teaming, The Bargain of the Century (), that ZaSu Pitts book fun at battling for bargains for you. The duo’s slapstick antics bring humor to scenes best experienced secondhand. In their quest for a good deal, the women give and get bruises in a rough shopping crowd.

Pitts and Todd were a comedy duo from the s, put together by Hal Roach as the female counterpart to Laurel and Hardy. The duo consisted of actresses ZaSu Pitts and Thelma team changed members over the years, becoming Todd and Kelly, then Kelly and Kelton, followed by Kelly and Roberti, then finally coming full circle with Pitts and Kelly.

Candy Hits By Zasu Pitts book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. ZaSu Pitts. likes 1 talking about this. This page is dedicated to actress ZaSu Pitts() and to all of her fans!Followers: Zasu Pitts is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Zasu Pitts and others you may know.

Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world. The book includes many rare photographs. Read More Most often remembered for her gestures, expressive eyes, and body language on the screen, ZaSu Pitts was an unusual actress (and also an excellent cook: she often gave homemade candies to her coworkers, and her collection of candy recipes was published posthumously).Price Range: $ - $ Get this from a library.

ZaSu Pitts: the life and career. [Charles Stumpf] -- "This affectionate study of both her private life off-screen and her public persona details how the multi-talented actress become one of filmdom's favorite comediennes and character players.

The book. ZaSu Pitts. Actress. Born: January 3,Parsons, Kansas. Died: June 7, Hollywood, California. Several motion picture actresses grew up in the vicinity of Cherryvale, Independence, and woman who became a star was born in Parsons and would go on to enjoy a career of more than films, often playing a worrisome spinster.

Zasu Pitts - Match Book Signed - Item ZaSU PITTS The actress signs on this matchbook in blue ink Matchbook signed: 'ZaSu Pitts' on outside cover, 4 1/2x1 1/2 when opened.

Plain white cover (no imprint). Shop for Zasu Pitts related autographs, signed photographs, historical documents and manuscripts from the world's largest collection.

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If you have any questions please feel free to contact. Before Lucy and Ethel, Laverne and Shirley, or Mary and Rhoda, there were Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts. Separately, they were journeymen character actors in s : Donald Liebenson.

Book details comedy shorts of Thelma Todd with ZaSu Pitts, Patsy Kelly Review by Doug Gibson With old comedy shorts, most are unknown to the average viewed (but not the genre fan).

Zasu Pitts: The Life and Career, ) In recognition of her celebrity, Pitts' home was often featured in glossy magazines of the time. Recognized as an accomplished cook and candy maker, the actress wrote a number of popular cookbooks including Candy Hits by ZaSu Pitts (published posthumously in ).

The book mixed movie memories with her. &#;Hoping to follow his Laurel and Hardy success with a female comedy team, producer Hal Roach paired Thelma Todd with ZaSu Pitts in a series of two-reel shorts. Pitts left the studio for other pursuits, was replaced by Patsy Kelly and the Brand: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers.

Fact; 1: Upon the death of MGM beauty Barbara LaMarr Zasu adopted her orphaned son Don Mike. 2: Profiled in the book "Funny Ladies" by Stephen M. Silverman ().: 3: Pitts inadvertently began her career as a comedienne when she was selected by her high school graduation class to recite "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" as a Of Birth: January 3, ZaSu Pitts (/ ˈ s eɪ z uː ˈ p ɪ t s /; [1] born Eliza Susan Pitts; [2] January 3, [lower-alpha 1] – June 7, ) was an American actress who starred in many silent dramas, including Erich von Stroheim's epic silent film Greed, and comedies, transitioning successfully to mostly comedy films with the advent of sound also appeared on numerous radio shows.

Haffner shows us the real-life ZaSu Pitts -- a fascinating story!” ~ Mike Brotherton, Founder of the ZaSu Pitts Film Festival, Parsons, Kansas “Haffner imparts the breath of life to a favorite and almost forgotten legend, bringing us ZaSu’s full career and the personal life.

Stars: Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield, Eugene Pallette Director: H. Bruce Humberstone Writers: Tiffany Thayer (book), Stuart Anthony (adaptation) Bodies start. Strangers-of-the-Evening   ZaSu Pitts and Thelma Todd. Any book about Thelma must mention her death and the mystery that surrounds it, Thelma’s character is a scrapper, not afraid to get into the mêlée, and ZaSu’s character eventually gets a grabbing with her formerly timid, fluttering hands.

Most often remembered for her gestures, expressive eyes, and body language on the screen, ZaSu Pitts was an unusual actress (and also an excellent cook: she often gave homemade candies to her coworkers, and her collection of candy recipes was published posthumously).

But, as the introduction to James L. Neibaur’s latest book The Hal Roach Shorts of Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts and Patsy Kelly points out, the funny ladies of film have been with us far longer than that–since the darn dawn of cinema, I would add.A few perfect examples from the Golden Age of Comedy are Thelma Todd, ZaSu Pitts, and Patsy Kelly, who starred together in a number of shorts in.

Most often remembered for her gestures, expressive eyes, and body language on the screen, ZaSu Pitts was an unusual actress (and also an excellent cook: she often gave homemade candies to her coworkers, and her collection of candy recipes was published posthumously). This affectionate study of both her private life off-screen and her public persona details how the multi.

ZaSu had an enthusiastic sweet tooth, and her recipe book, Candy Hits by ZaSu Pitts was published shortly after her death. A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated honoring her contributions to Motion Pictures at Hollywood Blvd on February 8, ZaSu Pitts The Life and Career (Book): Stumpf, Charles: "This affectionate study of both her private life off-screen and her public persona details how the multi-talented actress become one of filmdom's favorite comediennes and character players.

The book includes many rare photographs"--Provided by publisher. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Hands with a Heart: The Personal Biography of Actress Zasu Pitts by Gayle Haffner (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). With Mrs. Todd last night, in addition to her physician, were only her closest personal friends, Sally Eilers, Zasu Pitts and Catherine Hunter, secretary to Charlie Chaplin. No one else was. Obviously, this book may not be of interest to everyone, but if you like Pitts' work and are interested in learning more about her this is a very good book brimming with rare pictures and wonderful anecdotes about early Hollywood and ZaSu Pitts.

This book most definitely defines Pitts' appeal and her place in film history/5(3). Zasu Pitts is the author of Candy Hits By Zasu Pitts ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), Strangers of the Evening ( avg rating, /5. ZaSu Pitts (/ ˈ s eɪ z uː ˈ p ɪ t s /; née Eliza Susan Pitts; January 3, – June 7, ) was an American actress who starred in many silent dramasand comedies, transitioning to comedy sound life.

Eliza Susan Pitts was born in Parsons, Kansas to Rulandus and Nelly (née Shay) Pitts; she was the third of four children. ZaSu Pitts grew up in Santa Cruz, California and started working as an actress in silent movies in She appeared with Mary Pickford in The Little Princess () and by had a starring role in King Vidor’s Better days she’s most likely to be seen in Erich von Stroheim’s Greed ().

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For those who love movies and sweets this out-of-print collector's gem is a must have. Rare first edition hardcover cook book with original dustjacket – Candy Hits by ZaSu Pitts: The Famous Star’s Own Candy Recipes.