Help! What Should I Title Stella’s Biography?

I was thinking. People who don’t know who Stella Adler is might wonder who this book is about if it’s titled: “Stella! A Life in Art”

And did anyone get the allusion to Stanislavski’s “My Life in Art”?

Ahhh, there’s the rub. I need a catchy title that clearly identifies WHO the book is about, but “Stella Adler: A Biography” is so boring!

I want to use Stella! to evoke Brando’s bellow in “A Streetcar Named Desire” since he is Stella Adler’s most famous student. 

With your help, I’m taking a poll:

If you have any ideas, please share in the comments below.


3 responses to “Help! What Should I Title Stella’s Biography?

  1. I think that ‘Stella! A Life in Art’ would be just fine. I’d definitely leave out her last name – sounds less formal. People who don’t know Stella can always find out about her by reading the back of the book or something 😉 I don’t really like the ‘Grand Dame’ thing either. Also, I think that ‘A Life’ is not specific enough – I mean, what kind of a life?! ‘A Life in Art’ sums it up perfectly well, I would think. 🙂 Alternatively, you could also call it ‘A Life for Art’… Either way, since you know her so well I’m sure you’ll make the right decision!

  2. What about:   (in large font)                                     She Taught the Masters   or   Teaching the Masters (smaller font on next line down)     The life of acting legend Stella Adler   Good luck!


  3. Thanks for your two cents, Louisa and Rick!

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