In one convenient volume, Karsten lists all major biographical films shown in the U.S. since the advent of sound, among them The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Babe Ruth Story, Patton, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story, The Eddy Duchin Story, Words and Music, Pride of the Yankees, Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Magnificent Doll, Deep in my Heart, and A Man for All Seasons. This filmography of feature-length biographical films includes those released in English or with English subtitles and shown commercially either in a theater or on television. The majority of films listed are also available in video format.
Eileen Karsten (Barat College; MALS, Rosary College) is Head of Technical Services and Assistant Professor of Bibliography, North Park College and Theological Seminary, IL. Her research for this book was initiated by a reference question which could not even be answered in any current reference source. This is her first book.