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Tab Hunter Confidential

Author : Tab Hunter
ISBN : 9781565128460
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets "discovered by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the picture of innocence and trust and need, he will become a star. It seems almost preordained. The open smile says, "You will love me," and soon the whole world does. The young boy's name was Tab Hunter—a made-up name, of course, a Hollywood name—and it was his time. Stardom didn't come overnight, although it seemed that way. In fact, the fame came first, when his face adorned hundreds of magazine covers; the movies, the studio contract, the name in lights—all that came later. For Tab Hunter was a true product of Hollywood, a movie star created from a stable boy, a shy kid made even more so by the way his schoolmates—both girls and boys—reacted to his beauty, by a mother who provided for him in every way except emotionally, and by a secret that both tormented him and propelled him forward. In Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, Hunter speaks out for the first time about what it was like to be a movie star at the end of the big studio era, to be treated like a commodity, to be told what to do, how to behave, whom to be seen with, what to wear. He speaks also about what it was like to be gay, at first confused by his own fears and misgivings, then as an actor trapped by an image of boy-next-door innocence. And when he dared to be difficult, to complain to the studio about the string of mostly mediocre movies that were assigned to him, he learned that just like any manufactured product, he was disposable—disposable and replaceable. Hunter's career as a bona fide movie star lasted a decade. But he persevered as an actor, working continuously at a profession he had come to love, seeking—and earning—the respect of his peers, and of the Hollywood community. And so, Tab Hunter Confidential is at heart a story of survival—of the giddy highs of stardom, and the soul-destroying lows when phone calls begin to go unreturned; of the need to be loved, and the fear of being consumed; of the hope of an innocent boy, and the rueful summation of a man who did it all, and who lived to tell it all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Paul Bartel

Author : Stephen B. Armstrong
ISBN : 9781476627670
Genre : Performing Arts
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Director Paul Bartel enjoyed poking holes in the expectations of audiences and critics with amusing films about murder, greed and transgressive sex—among them Death Race 2000 (1975), Eating Raoul (1982) and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989). He believed that strange stories that aroused laughter had the potential to disorient viewers and challenge their beliefs about American culture and values. This first book-length study of Bartel’s life and work traces his emergence as an independent auteur whose work was praised by Hollywood luminaries like Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch and Brian De Palma. Bartel’s experiences as a gay man are explored. Interviews with people who knew him—including Roger Corman, Joe Dante and John Waters—are provided, along with critical analysis of each film.
Category: Performing Arts

Contemporary Authors

Author : Julie Mellors
ISBN : 0787678775
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Advocate

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018784428
Genre : Homosexuality
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Category: Homosexuality

Vanity Fair

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132677480
Genre : Arts, Modern
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Category: Arts, Modern

Anthony Perkins

Author : Charles Winecoff
ISBN : 1555839509
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 82.48 MB
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Perkins was being groomed to replace the late James Dean as a romantic leading man in Hollywood. But his landmark performance as Norman Bates in Hitchcock's Psycho destroyed his chance and off-screen life equally as secretive, conflicted, and fractured. Compelling and surprising, here is the first in-depth look at the double life of one of the world's most recognisable film stars. Insightfully documents the life of Anthony Perkins, who was forced to act the part of ladies' man while struggling with his own homosexuality. 27/10/2005
Category: Biography & Autobiography


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121721968
Genre : Celebrities
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Q Guide To Charlie S Angels

Author : Mike Pingel
ISBN : 1593500572
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 59.10 MB
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Go behind the scenes of the 70s television phenomenon, as Charlie's Angels goes Q Guide!
Category: Performing Arts

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034958819
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

American Theatre

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123415205
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater