HOLLYWOOD MADONNA: LORETTA YOUNG, by Bernard F. Dick.
It was published a few weeks ago by the University of Mississippi Press.
Dick has previously published biographies of Claudette Colbert and Rosalind Russell. I'm unfamiliar with his work and would appreciate feedback from anyone who has read his books. So far I've found one brief review, at a blog called Novel Chatter.
I own two good previous books on Young: FOREVER YOUNG, an authorized biography by Joan Wester Anderson, which was written with Young's cooperation, and UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE by Young's daughter, Judy Lewis. I highly recommend reading these books in conjunction with one another for a more complete story of Loretta's life, particularly the decision she made as a young unmarried woman to secretly give birth to the child she raised as her "adopted" daughter. One can certainly question Loretta's decades-long deception, and yet I find her rather brave in refusing to have an abortion, then finding a way to continue her career and provide for her daughter.
As a side note, Loretta's lifelong charity work included supporting St. Anne's, a hospital for unwed mothers. Take a look at this great photo of several famous ladies at a fundraiser sponsored by Loretta. (Update: I'd love to know where some of the items donated by Hollywood stars to this auction to benefit St. Anne's ended up!)
I'd be very interested in reading more on Young so I have hopes that HOLLYWOOD MADONNA will prove to be worthwhile!