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The MGM Stock Company: The Golden Era Hardcover – October, 1977
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_The Fox Girls_ is one of about half a dozen books Parish wrote in the 1970's about the actresses of classic Hollywood (the others were _The RKO Gals_, _The Paramount Pretties_, _The Hollywood Beauties_, _The Leading Ladies_ and The Glamour Girls_). The basic format of this "series" is the same in each case; Parish selects anywhere from 6 to 20 of the most representative actresses of the group, then writes a lengthy biography/filmography of each woman accompanied by numerous B&W photos.
While these books are all long out of print, they're also important basic reference works for film fans and students. Many of the actresses Parish writes about in these volumes are ill-covered elsewhere. In _The Fox Girls_, for example, Parish profiles Theda Bara, Janet Gaynor, Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Loretta Young, Sonja Henie, Linda Darnell, Betty Grable, Gene Tierney, Anne Baxter, Carmen Miranda, June Haver, Jeanne Crain, Marilyn Monroe, Sheree North and Raquel Welch. Some of these actresses still don't have full-length books about or by them (in the case of Carmen Miranda, for example, there's no full-length photographic retrospective in English that I know of, though there are several in her native Brazilian-Portuguese). Thus, if you want to know about some of these actresses, books like this one are your best bet. The good news is that this book, plus the other ones I mentioned, are all readily available and reasonably inexpensive on Amazon Marketplace!