Lives Of Justine Johnstone (eBook)
Follies Star, Research Scientist, Social Activist
de Kathleen Vestuto
Sobre o livro
i As a Ziegfeld Follies girl and film actress, Justine Johnstone (1895-1982) was celebrated as "e;the most beautiful woman in the world."e; Her career took an unexpected turn when she abruptly retired from acting at 31. For the remainder of her life, she dedicated herself to medical research and social activism. As a cutting-edge pathologist, she contributed to the pre-penicillin treatment of syphilis at Columbia University, participated in the development of early cancer treatments at Caltech, and assisted Los Angeles physicians in oncology research. As a divorced woman in the 1940s, she adopted and raised two children on her own. She later helped find work for blacklisted Hollywood screenwriters and became a prominent participant in social and political causes. The first full-length biography of Johnstone chronicles her extraordinary success in two male-dominated fields-show business and medical science-and follows her remarkable journey into a fascinating and fulfilling life.