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Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton -- Stephen Miller

Smart Blonde: Dolly Parton -- Stephen Miller

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In the first entirely new major biography of Dolly Parton for over 15 years . Stephen Miller goes behind the larger-than-life image to find out what makes Dolly Parton tick.

A self-made woman in every sense . Dolly arrived on the Nashville scene as a solo performer bedecked with lurid outfits and exaggerated accessories designed to get her noticed. Later she would bring the same approach to rebuilding her face and figure . but behind the showbiz excesses were always the exquisite voice and an exceptional songwriting talent.

Talking to Dolly's family members . musicians and producers Miller gets to the core of a remarkable woman from a poor East Tennessee background who made it in the male-dominated world of 1960s Nashville and went on to build a respectable movie career as well.

The author explores Dolly's private life . especially her closely-guarded relationships with her husband of nearly forty years . Carl Dean . and her lifelong friend Judy Ogle.

What emerges is a unique portrait of a strong woman who came to town looking like a burlesque hooker but who took control of her life . her music and her career with resolute determination.

Author: Stephen Miller
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Published: 05/15/2015
Pages: 426
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.03lbs
Size: 8.12h x 4.82w x 1.16d
ISBN: 9781846097607

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