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Bibliography:

Books:

Referenced in:

  • The Great Movie Stars 2: The International Years by David Shipman (New York: Little, Brown & Co., 1995).
  • Sparks fly upward by Stewart Granger (New York : Putnam, 1981).
  • The Swashbucklers (Chapter on Stewart Granger) by James Robert Parish and Don E. Stanke (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1976).
  • The MGM Stock Company: The Golden Era (Chapter on Stewart Granger) by James Robert Parish and Ronald L. Bowers (New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1973).
  • A Talent for Trouble: The Life of Hollywood's Most Acclaimed Director, William Wyler by Jan Herman (New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 1996).
  • British Film Annual (1949).
  • International Motion Picture Almanac (1950-1).
  • Winchester's Screen Encyclopedia (1948).

The Books/ Plays of her Films:

  • Give Us the Moon by Caryl Brahms 
  • Mr. Emmanuel by Louis Golding (London: Rich and Cowan, 1939).
  • Great expectations by Charles Dickens (London : Chapman and Hall, 1860).
  • "Caesar and Cleopatra" a play by George Bernard Shaw (London, G. Richards, 1901).
  • Black Narcissus by Rumer Godden (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1939).
  • Hungry Hill by Daphne du Maurier (London : Gollancz, 1943).
  • The Inheritance by Sheridan Le Fanu
  • "Hamlet" a play by William Shakespeare.
  • The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole (1908).
  • Trio : original stories by W. Somerset Maugham (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1950).
    (Including the short story "Sanatorium").
    "Androcles and the Lion" a play by George Bernard Shaw (1913).
  • The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas (Boston: Houghton Mifflin company, 1942).
  • Young Bess by Margaret Irwin (1945).
  • "Years Ago" a play by Ruth Gordon. 
    (Inspiration for THE ACTRESS).
  • The Egyptian by Mika Waltari (1949).
  • "Guys & Dolls : a musical fable of Broadway" based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon ; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser ; book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows (New York : Frank Music Corp., 1953).
  • "Hilda Crane" a play by Samson Raphaelson (New York: Random House, 1951).
  • The Big Country by Donald Hamilton.
  • Home Before Dark by Eileen Bassing.
  • The Cup and the Sword by Alice Tisdale Hobart (Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1942).
    (Inspiration for THIS EARTH IS MINE).
  • Spartacus by Howard Fast (Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1951).
  • "The Grass is Greener" a play by Hugh and Margaret Williams.
  • Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1927).
  • Buddwing by Evan Hunter (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964).
    (Inspiration for MR. BUDDWING).
  • Life at the Top by John Braine (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962).
  • The Man in Black by Marvin H. Albert.
    (Inspiration for ROUGH NIGHT IN JERICHO).
  • The Old Jest by Jennifer Johnston (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, c1979).
    (Inspiration for THE DAWNING).
  • How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto (New York : Villard Books, 1991).
For more information about locating any of the above books, visit this page: Classic Movie Merchandise: Books.

Articles:

Biographical:

  • "Jean Simmons" Current Biography (1952).
  • "Jean Simmons" Baseline Celebrity Biographies (1999).

Features:

  • "English ingenue is new star."  Cue 17.30 (24 July 1948): 11.
  • "My Favorite Role."  Film Review (1950): 20.
  • "Jean Simmons."  Time 51 (28 June 1948): 54-6.
  • Holland, J.  "The Man Jean Simmons Married."  Silver Screen 21.6 (April 1951): 36.
  • "Star of the Year."  Film Review (1961/1962): 23.
  • Marill, A.H.  "Jean Simmons." Films in Review 23.2 (February 1972): 71+.
  • McVay, Douglas.  "In Praise of Jean Simmons."  Focus on Film n.33 (August 1979): 36-39.
  • Champlin, Charles.  "Jean Simmons Blooms in 'December Flower'."  Los Angeles Times (19 February 1987): VI 1.
  • Baldwin, Jim.  "Jean Simmons' beauty in ageless Actress filming TV episode in Toronto."  The Toronto Star (24 July 1988): G2.
  • Mills, Nancy.  "Actress Jean Simmons Fulfills Great Expectations Again."  Los Angeles Times (5 July 1989): VI 1.
  • King, Susan.  "Heydeys in Hollywood: Eva Marie Saint and Jean Simmons recall the past, revel in the present. Los Angeles Times (13 May 1990): TV Times, 80.
  • Stein, Joe.  "Simmons some character."  The San Diego Union-Tribune (14 May 1990): C1.
  • "Lone Lead Actress Enjoyed the Spoils."  USA Today (25 April 1991): 4D.
  • Pulleine, Tim.  "Jean Simmons and Nicholas Roeg Honored by Film Institute."  The Guardian (London) (19 September 1994): 3.
  • "The Year of the Flirt."  The Guardian (London) (12 November 1999): 10.

Other Citations:

  • British Picture News 1.9 (1947): 16-17.
  • Picturegoer 16.689 (2 August 1947): 5.
  • Film Illustrated Monthly 3.3 (March 1948): 8.
  • Picture Show 52.1348 (21 August 1948): 12.
  • Picturegoer 20.810 (11 November 1950): 7.
  • New York Herald Tribune (19 November 1950): V1.
  • Parade (26 November 1950): 13.
  • New York Post Magazine (14 January 1951): 5.
  • Today's Cinema 76.6203 (6 March 1951): 3.
  • Picturegoer 23.878 (1 March 1952): 10.
  • Picturegoer 25.924 (17 Jan 1953): 10.
  • Picturegoer 25.943 (30 May 1953): 7.
  • Picture Show 62.1615 (13 March 1954): 12.
  • ABC Film Review 10.9 (September 1960): 4.
  • Photoplay 22.4 (April 1971): 20.
  • Films in Review 23.7 (August/ September 1972): 445.
  • Films in Review 23.8 (October 1972): 510.
  • Films in Review 29.2 (February 1978): 107-108.
  • TV Times 108.34 (21 August 1982): 41.
  • TV Times 112.36 (3 September 1983): 59.
  • Films and Filming n.371 (August 1985): 11.
  • Los Angeles Times (29 May 1986): 1.
  • Cine-Revue (Belgium) 16.16 (April 1987): 30-33.
  • Time Out n.948 (19 October 1988): 13.
  • TV Times 143.30 (27 July 1991): 80-81.

Other:

  • "American Masters: On Cukor." (PBS, 29 November 2000).
  • "A&E Biography: Jean Simmons - Picture Perfect" (A&E Network Television, 25 August 2001).

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