Автор: Eliot Marc Название: Steve McQueen: A Biography ISBN: 0307453227 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307453228 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 962 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Steve McQueen is one of America s legendary movie stars best known for his hugely successful film career in classics such as "The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, "and "The Towering Inferno "as well as" "for his turbulent life off-screen and impeccable style. His unforgettable physical beauty, his soft-spoken manner, his tough but tender roughness, and his aching vulnerability had women swooning and men wanting to be just like him. Today nearly thirty years after he lost his battle against cancer at the age of fifty McQueen remains The King of Cool. Yet, few know the truth of what bubbled beneath his composed exterior and shaped his career, his passions, and his private life. Now, in "Steve McQueen, " "New York Times" bestselling author, acclaimed biographer, and film historian, Marc Eliot captures the complexity of this Hollywood screen legend. Chronicling McQueen s tumultuous life both on and off the screen, from his hardscrabble childhood to his rise to Hollywood superstar status, to his struggles with alcohol and drugs and his fervor for racing fast cars and motorcycles, Eliot discloses intimate details of McQueen s three marriages, including his tumultuous relationships with Neile Adams and Ali MacGraw, as well as his numerous affairs. He also paints a full portrait of this incredible yet often perplexing career that ranged from great films to embarrassing misfires. Steve McQueen, adored by millions, was obsessed by Paul Newman, and it is the nature of that obsession that reveals so much about who McQueen really was. Perhaps his greatest talent was to be able to convince audiences that he was who he really wasn t, even as he tried to prove to himself that he wasn t who he really was. With original material, rare photos, and new interviews, Eliot presents a fascinating and complete picture of McQueen s life.
"From the Hardcover edition.""
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: Nicholson: A Biography ISBN: 0307888371 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307888372 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1667 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: Michael Douglas: A Biography ISBN: 0307952371 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307952370 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood's most successful stars, from critically acclaimed and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot Through determination, inventiveness, and charisma, Michael Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to become his own man and one of the film industry's most formi-dable players. Overcoming the curse of failure that haunts the sons and daughters of Hollywood celebrities, Michael became a sensation when he successfully brought One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring his friend Jack Nicholson, to the screen after numerous setbacks, including his father's own failed attempts to make it happen. This 1975 box-office phenomenon won Michael his first Oscar (the film won five total, including Best Picture), an award Kirk hadn't won at the time, and solidified the turbulent, competitive father-son relationship that would shape Michael's career and personal life. In the decades that followed, Michael established a reputation for taking chances on new talent and proj-ects by producing and starring in the hugely successful Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile movies, while cultivating a multifaceted acting persona--edgy, rebel-lious, and a little dark--in such films as Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and Disclosure. Yet as his career thrived, Michael's personal life floundered, with an unhappy and tumultuous first mar-riage, rumors of infidelity (especially with leading ladies such as Kathleen Turner), and a headline-grabbing stint in rehab. Rocked by a series of tragedies, including Kirk's strokes, his son Cameron's incarceration, and his own fight against throat cancer, Michael has emerged trium-phant, healthy, and happy in his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh actress twenty-five years his junior, and their new young family. In Michael Douglas, Marc Eliot brings into sharp fo-cus this incredible career, complicated personal life, and legendary Hollywood family. Eliot's fascinating portrait of the lows and remarkable highs in Michael's life--in-cluding the thorny yet influential relationship with his father--breaks boundaries in understanding the life and work of a true American film star.
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: Charlton Heston: Hollywood`s Last Icon ISBN: 0062420437 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062420435 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 2078 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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This is the definitive biography of one of the most iconic, complex and enduring legends of Hollywood's golden age, whose major presence in American film, radio, television, stage and theater lasted beyond the second half of the 20th Century, and whose classic films are known throughout the world.
Written by New York Times bestselling, prize-winning author Marc Eliot - Cary Grant, Walt Disney, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, and others - with unprecedented access to the family, friends, and Heston's private papers, diaries, journal, writings and estate, he tells an unforgettable tale of an extraordinary life you may find difficult to put down.
Eliot's biography is rich with facts details and anecdotal material that bring to life the complex story of this most iconic of American popular cultural giants to illuminate Heston's greatest achievements and his personal failures. He examines how a small boy from the backwoods of Michigan rose to become one of Hollywood's most legendary stars, one of the Greatest Generation's true-life war heroes - he saw action in the Pacific Theater during World War Two, before moving with his young wife from Chicago to New York's Hell's Kitchen to begin their struggle to find success in the theater. Eliot traces Heston's pioneering work in live television, his being discovered by Hollywood because of it, and tells the amazing saga of his three films for Cecil B. DeMille and his two for William Wyler, including The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur, the latter for which he won a Best-Actor Oscar, with fascinating new details, documents and photographs never before seen. Eliot follows Heston through the genre of Science Fiction, which he helped revive with Planet of the Apes, and sheds new light on every one of Heston's iconic films. He also examines Heston's long political involvements, from being one of the organizers of The Arts Contingent of Marchers who joined with Martin Luther King, Jr. for the March on Washington, to his mentoring under Ronald Reagan for eventual presidency of the Screen Actors Guild, to his late-in-life presidency of the National Rifle Association, all the while being asked by both Republican and Democratic Parties to run for the United States Senate.
With unprecedented cooperation with Heston's family, and never-before-seen personal photos, documents and hand-written letters, Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon for the first time tells the real story of Charlton's Heston's amazing life, an incisive, detailed, compelling portrayal, both for longtime fans, Hollywood movie lovers everywhere and a new college and TCM generation discovering Heston's work for the first time.
Автор: Eliot, Marc Название: Jimmy Stewart ISBN: 140005222X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400052226 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1154 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Jimmy Stewart s all-American good looks, boyish charm, and deceptively easygoing style of acting made him one of Hollywood s greatest and most enduring stars. Despite the indelible image he projected of innocence and quiet self-assurance, Stewart s life was more complex and sophisticated than most of the characters he played. With fresh insight and unprecedented access, bestselling biographer Marc Eliot finally tells the previously untold story of one of our greatest screen and real-life heroes. Born into a family of high military honor and economic success dominated by a powerful father, Stewart developed an interest in theater while attending Princeton University. Upon graduation, he roomed with the then-unknown Henry Fonda, and the two began a friendship that lasted a lifetime. While he harbored a secret unrequited love for Margaret Sullavan, Stewart was paired with many of Hollywood s most famous, most beautiful, and most alluring leading ladies during his extended bachelorhood, among them Ginger Rogers, Olivia de Havilland, Loretta Young, and the notorious Marlene Dietrich. After becoming a star playing a hero in Frank Capra s "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" in 1939 and winning an Academy Award the following year for his performance in George Cukor s "The Philadelphia Story," Stewart was drafted into the Armed Forces and became a hero in real life. When he returned to Hollywood, he discovered that not only the town had changed, but so had he. Stewart s combat experiences left him emotionally scarred, and his deepening darkness perfectly positioned him for the 50s, in which he made his greatest films, for Anthony Mann ("Winchester 73" and "Bend of the River") and, most spectacularly, Alfred Hitchcock, in his triple meditation on marriage, "Rear Window," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," and "Vertigo," which many film critics regard as the best American movie ever made. While Stewart's career thrived, so did his personal life. A marriage in his forties, the adoption of his wife s two sons from a previous marriage, and the birth of his twin daughters laid the foundation for a happy life, until an unexpected tragedy had a shocking effect on his final years. Intimate and richly detailed, Jimmy Stewart is a fascinating portrait of a multi-faceted and much-admired actor as well as an extraordinary slice of Hollywood history.
Probably the best actor who s ever hit the screen. Frank Capra He taught me that it was possible to remain who you are and not be tainted by your environment. He was not an actor . . . he was the real thing. Kim Novak He was uniquely talented and a good friend. Frank Sinatra He was a shy, modest man who belonged to cinema nobility. Jack Valenti There is nobody like him today. June Allyson He was one of the nicest, most unassuming persons I have known in my life. His career speaks for itself. Johnny Carson
"From the Hardcover edition.""
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: American Titan: Searching for John Wayne ISBN: 0062269003 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062269003 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 2009 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: Nicholson: A Biography ISBN: 030788838X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307888389 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS--AND LIVES--IN HOLLYWOOD.
For five decades, Jack Nicholson has been part of film history. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credit and legendary roles in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Terms of Endearment, The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nicholson creates original, memorable characters like no other actor of his generation. And his personal life has been no less of an adventure--Nicholson has always been at the center of the Hollywood elite and has courted some of the most famous and beautiful women in the world. Relying on years of extensive research and interviews with insiders who know Nicholson best, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot sheds new light on Nicholson's life on and off the screen. From Nicholson's working class childhood in New Jersey, where family secrets threatened to tear his family apart, to raucous nights on the town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous relationships with starlets like Michelle Phillips, Anjelica Huston, and Lara Flynn Boyle, to movie sets working with such legendary directors and costars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep, and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping picture of the breadth of Nicholson's fifty-year career in film, as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life. Equally at home on the bookshelves of serious film historians and fans of compulsively readable Hollywood biographies, Nicholson is both a comprehensive tribute to a film legend and an entertaining look at a truly remarkable life.
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: Michael Douglas: A Biography ISBN: 0307952363 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307952363 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1667 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: Steve McQueen: A Biography ISBN: 0307453219 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307453211 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1667 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In American Rebel, bestselling author and acclaimed film historian Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often-tumultuous arc of Clint Eastwood's life and career. As a Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood--one of film's greatest living legends--represents some of the finest cinematic achievements in the history of American cinema. Eliot writes with unflinching candor about Eastwood's highs and lows, his artistic successes and failures, and the fascinating, complex relationship between his life and his craft. Eliot's prodigious research reveals how a college dropout and unambitious playboy rose to fame as Hollywood's "sexy rebel," eventually and against all odds becoming a star in the Academy pantheon as a multiple Oscar winner. Spanning decades, American Rebel covers the best of Eastwood's oeuvre, films that have fast become American classics: Fistful of Dollars, Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino. Filled with remarkable insights into Eastwood's personal life and public work, American Rebel is highly entertaining and the most complete biography of one of Hollywood's truly respected and beloved stars--an actor who, despite being the Man with No Name, has left his indelible mark on the world of motion pictures.
Автор: Eliot Marc Название: American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood ISBN: 1400163471 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400163472 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1922 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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