The Lives of Justine Johnstone by Kathleen Vestuto audiobook

The Lives of Justine Johnstone: Follies Star, Research Scientist, Social Activist

By Kathleen Vestuto
Read by Marguerite Gavin

Blackstone Publishing 9781476672762
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As a Ziegfeld Follies girl and film actress, Justine Johnstone (1895-1982) was celebrated as “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Her career took an unexpected turn when she abruptly retired from acting at thirty-one. For the remainder of her life, she dedicated herself to medical research and social activism. As a cutting-edge pathologist, she contributed to the prepenicillin 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.

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As a Ziegfeld Follies girl and film actress, Justine Johnstone (1895-1982) was celebrated as “the most beautiful woman in the world.” Her career took an unexpected turn when she abruptly retired from acting at thirty-one. For the remainder of her life, she dedicated herself to medical research and social activism. As a cutting-edge pathologist, she contributed to the prepenicillin 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.

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Author Bio: Kathleen Vestuto

Author Bio: Kathleen Vestuto

Kathleen Vestuto is a former theatre professional working in the nonprofit social services sector. She lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English