Tab Hunter Confidential

Author: Tab Hunter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565125487
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A 1950s matinee screen idol speaks about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality. Reprint.

Tab Hunter Confidential

Author: Tab Hunter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 156512846X
Format: PDF
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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.

Tab Hunter Confidential

Author: Tab Hunter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565124660
Format: PDF, ePub
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A 1950s matinee screen idol speaks about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage girls and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his homosexuality.

Include Me Out

Author: Farley Granger
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312357740
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Hollywood Golden Age celebrity candidly discusses his work on such films as Strangers on a Train and They Live By Night, his efforts to break his contract in order to work on Broadway, and his intimate relationships with such figures as Leonard Bernstein, Ava Gardner, and Helen Hayes. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Sal Mineo

Author: Michael Gregg Michaud
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307716678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A portrait of the complex 1950s Hollywood star includes coverage of his record-breaking Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination, public acknowledgement of his homosexuality and tragic murder at the age of 37. Reprint.

Gene Tierney

Author: Michelle Vogel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458321
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This biographical work covers everything from her birth in 1920; through her rise to fame, turbulent love life, fight with mental illness, and triumphant return to Hollywood; to her retirement in her 40s and death. A filmography provides the cast and cre

Full Service

Author: Scotty Bowers
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194761
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now the subject of the hit documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, praised by Vanity Fair as “full of revelations” and Entertainment Weekly as “deliciously salacious,” Full Service is the remarkable true story of Scotty Bowers, the “gentleman hustler,” during the heyday of classic Hollywood. Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town’s stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward, Mae West, James Dean, Rock Hudson and J. Edgar Hoover, to name but a few. Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywood’s sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that their stars’ personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon, Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex, support, and affection to countless people.

Anthony Perkins

Author: Ronald Bergan
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751506617
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the biography of Anthony Perkins, best known for his role as Norman Bates in Psycho. Like his infamous character, Perkins was a loner with a fear of women stemming from his dominant mother, and most of his life was a struggle; but he is also revealed as a charming and talented man.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Author: Michael Seth Starr
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
ISBN: 142347371X
Format: PDF
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Raymond Burr (1917-1993), a film noir regular known for his villainous roles in movies like Rear Window, became one of the most popular stars in television history. He delighted millions of viewers each week in the toprated shows Perry Mason and Ironside, which ran virtually uninterrupted for nearly twenty years.