Go Slow: The Life of Julie London

Go Slow The Life of Julie London It has been said that the records of singer and actress Julie London were purchased for their provocative full color cover photographs as frequently as they were for the music contained in their groo

  • Title: Go Slow: The Life of Julie London
  • Author: Michael Owen
  • ISBN: 9781613738573
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It has been said that the records of singer and actress Julie London were purchased for their provocative, full color cover photographs as frequently as they were for the music contained in their grooves During the 1950s and 60s, her piercing blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and shapely figure were used to sell the world an image of cool sexuality The contrast betweenIt has been said that the records of singer and actress Julie London were purchased for their provocative, full color cover photographs as frequently as they were for the music contained in their grooves During the 1950s and 60s, her piercing blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and shapely figure were used to sell the world an image of cool sexuality The contrast between image and reality, the public and the private, is at the heart of Julie London s story Through years of research extensive interviews with family, friends, and musical associates and access to rarely seen or heard archival material, author Michael Owen reveals the impact of her image on the direction of her career and how it influenced the choices she made, including the ultimate decision to walk away from performing.Go Slow follows Julie London s life and career through its many stages her transformation from 1940s movie starlet to coolly defiant singer of the classic torch ballad Cry Me a River of the 50s, and her journey from Las Vegas hotel entertainer during the rock n roll revolution of the 60s to the no nonsense nurse of the 70s hit television series Emergency

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    1. Book received from Edelweiss.The book focuses mainly on Julie London's musical career something that many people around my age know nothing about. My generation is likely to be more familiar with her acting roles especially as Head Nurse Dixie McCall on Emergency. I have to admit that is the main reason I wanted to read this book, even though I had "discovered" her career as a singer a few years ago, along with the songwriting career of her second husband Bobby Troup, Doctor Joe Early also of Em [...]


    2. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/As a biography, Go Slow is an easy read that rarely gets bogged down or goes off on tangents. The author sticks to the chronological history with a focus on the recordings/films/tv roles rather than Julie London's personal life. But the author is clearly a fan and as often happens, perhaps loses a bit of subjectivity in the process. There isn't really anything negative to be found in the book about the singer/star and it feels like w [...]


    3. (3-1/2 stars) Back in the days of Napster (end of the 90s into early 2000s), I discovered the music of Julie London. A sultry version she sang of the bubblegum song "Yummy Yummy Yummy" was included on an episode of Six Feet Under. I was quite taken with it, searched Napster for recordings by her, and downloaded a handful of them. This eventually led, as Napstering often did, to me buying some of her music on CD and later on iTunes. I never watched the TV show Emergency for which she is probably [...]


    4. It has been said that the records of singer and actress Julie London were purchased for their provocative, full-color cover photographs as frequently as they were for the music contained in their grooves. During the 1950s and ’60s, her piercing blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and shapely figure were used to sell the world an image of cool sexuality.The contrast between image and reality, the public and the private, is at the heart of Julie London’s story. Through years of research; extens [...]


    5. "I sing low and sexy because I can't sing any higher." Never one to have a high opinion of her singing or acting, Julie London seemed far too modest, in retrospect. London's impressive career resulted in over 30 albums and most are still available today. As Michael Owen points out in his excellent biography of London, it may have been the sexy cover albums that lured record buyers to try her albums, but it was her sultry voice combined with spare jazz productions that made lifelong fans. Those f [...]


    6. While Julie London's records still sell well, and her hits from the 1950s and 60s are often featured on TV and in advertising, little is known of the lady herself. A striking beauty, she deserves to be considered among the finest popular singers of her era, but her laidback, sensual vocal style has been criminally underrated. This is, incredibly, her first major biography (barring the 2013 book, Lady Liberty: The Definitive Julie London Handbook, which arguably laid the groundwork.) Author Micha [...]


    7. Thanks to and Chicago Review Press for the opportunity to read this book.To be honest, I didn't know anything about her except that she was a pretty blonde (during her Emergency days), and was once married to Jack Webb and Bobby Troup, her co-star on Emergency. I didn't know much about him either and I found out that he was a star in his own light, as a piano player, song writer and performer.She really didn't want to be in the spotlight, but persevered and was very popular, on the stage, but h [...]


    8. I recieved this book from winning a giveaway. I honestly had never heard of Julie London so was curious to read it and learn about her. I found that Michael Owen did well writing the book and really put it so I was able to see and relate to her. I was sad to hear how her life ended but enjoyed the book learning about her life/ legacy.


    9. Biography of the singer and actress Julie London - her successes and failures, her marriage and divorce from Jack Webb, her marriage to Bobby Troup and her children. Book provides insight on the ups and downs of her musical career. One problem with I had with book is that it is too detailed at parts (song titles, album names, reviews and reviewers).


    10. RATING: 3 STARS(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS)(Review Not on Blog)I had not heard of Julie London when I requested this book, but I liked the synopsis. London was popular in the 1950s and 1960s as an actress and singer. She would then tackle television as an actress. London admired Billie Holiday and those were the sultry songs she sang herself. Side note, she was also married to Jack Webb, best known for Dragnet (one of my favourite old time radio programs). A decent biography, but if yo [...]



    11. A solid, even-handed biography of a singer I hadn't known much about, other than her hits and appearance in THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT.


    12. Although most people of my generation knew Julie London asDixie McCall, she had a musical career in which she cut 32 albums, a mix of songs by various artists, covers, as well as songs written by Bobby Troupe, her husband of many years.While interesting, it's a bit disappointing that the first 200 pages of the book was written as a love affair with her music, while her time on Emergency!, only covers about 15 pages, and then covers Bobby's passing and eventually her own.As the title is Go Slow, [...]


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