. Original interviews with some of the still-living players from Brando’s life, including Ellen Adler, his one-time girlfriend and the daughter of his acting teacher Stella Adler, provide even deeper insight into the complex person whose intelligence belied the high-school dropout. Mizruchi shows how brando’s embrace of foreign cultures and social outsiders led to his brilliant performances in unusual roles—a gay man, an Asian, a German soldier—to test himself and to foster empathy on a global scale.
Mizruchi reveals the brando others have missed: the man who collected four thousand books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body and employed the objects around him to create believable characters; the man who loved Emily Dickinson’s poetry.
Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work #ad - To write this biography, hand-edited copies of screenplays, private letters, Mizruchi gained unprecedented access to a vast number of annotated books from Brando’s library, and recorded interviews that have never before been quoted in a biography. In brando’s Smile, Susan L. A groundbreaking work that reveals how Marlon Brando shaped his legacy in art and life.
When people think about Marlon Brando, they think of the movie star, the hunk, the scandals.
SomebodyVintage #ad - As a movie actress lucille Ball was, in her own words, “queen of the B-pluses. But on the small screen she was a superstar–arguably the funniest and most enduring in the history of TV. Charming, informative, touching. Here is the beauty who became a master of knock-down slapstick; the control freak whose comic alter ego thrived on chaos, the worshipful TV housewife whose real marriage ended in public disaster.
. Here, too, is an intimate view of the dawn of television and of the America that embraced it. Ball of fire gives us Lucy in all her contradictions. In this exemplary biography, stefan Kanfer explores the roots of Lucy’s genius and places it in the context of her conflicted and sometimes bitter personal life.
Somebody #ad - And laugh-out-loud funny, this is the book Lucy’s fans have been waiting for.
The Contender: The Story of Marlon BrandoHarper #ad - His approach was natural, and deeply personal, honest, resulting in performances—most notably in A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront—that are without parallel. Entertainment weekly's big fall books preview selectionbest book of 2019 -- publisher's weeklybased on new and revelatory material from Brando’s own private archives, and definitive portrait of the greatest movie actor of the twentieth century, the elusive Marlon Brando, ambitious, an award-winning film biographer presents a deeply-textured, bringing his extraordinarily complex life into view as never before.
The most influential movie actor of his era, Marlon Brando changed the way other actors perceived their craft. Yet those actions of fifty years ago have become a model many actors follow today. Psychologically astute and masterfully researched, The Contender explores the star and the man in full, based on new and revelatory material, including the childhood traumas that reverberated through his professional and personal life.
The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando #ad - Brando’s admonitions against the monetization of nearly every aspect of the culture were prescient. Mann astutely argues that brando was not only a great actor but also a cultural soothsayer, a Cassandra warning us about the challenges to come. Brando was also one of the first stars to use his fame as a platform to address social, political, and moral issues, courageously calling out America’s deeply rooted racism.
William mann’s brilliant biography of the Hollywood legend illuminates this culture icon for a new age. His public protests against racial segregation and discrimination at the height of the Civil Rights movement—getting himself arrested at least once—were criticized as being needlessly provocative.
Brando Unzipped: Marlon Brando: Bad Boy, Megastar, Sexual OutlawBlood Moon Productions #ad - That ongoing, megastar, 50s, and sexual outlaw--with a special focus on his early rise to fame and his social and sexual associations with the A-list legends of the 40s, barely under control drama known as Marlon Brando--Hollywood's Ultimate Bad Boy, and 60s. Lurid, and certainly worth reading, raunchy, perceptive, it's one of the best show-biz biographies of the year.
London's Sunday Times. Brando unzipped is the definitive gossip guide to the late, great actor's life --New York Daily News. Brando unzipped received an honorable mention from Foreword Magazine in its Book of the Year competition, and it won a Silver Ippy award for Best Biography from the Independent Publisher's Association.
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught MeModern Library #ad - But now, so that my children can separate the truth from the myths that others have created about me, in my seventieth year, I have decided to tell the story of my life as best I can, as myths are created about everyone swept up in the turbulent and distorting maelstrom of celebrity in our culture. To date there have been over a dozen books written about Marlon Brando, based on hearsay, and almost all of them have been inaccurate, sensationalist or prurient in tone.
The result is an extraordinary book, at once funny, ribald, both on-screen and off, moving, self-deprecating and completely frank account of the career, angry, absorbing, of the greatest actor of our time. Except for moral and political issues that aroused in me a desire to speak out, I have done my utmost throughout my life, for the sake of my children and myself, to remain silent.
Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me #ad - Anyone who has ever enjoyed a Brando film will relish this book. Please note: this edition does not include photos. Now, the actor has told his life story, at last, fifty years after his first appearance onstage in New York City, with the help of Robert Lindsey. This is marlon brando’s own story, and his reason for telling it is best revealed in his own words:“I have always considered my life a private affair and the business of no one beyond my family and those I love.
The Way It's Never Been Done BeforePolimedia Publishing #ad - From that initial meeting right up to the eve of the superstar's death in the summer of 2004, Brando and Englund were in nearly constant contact. There has not been such a book in marlon's lifetime, even including his autobiography, and I felt that after our long years of friendship, perhaps I should attempt to write it.
I summon to the task the sacredness, when we were at our best, which, Marlon and I laid upon our friendship. ". But while his courage and imagination as an artist brought applause and attention from around the world, Brando shunned nearly everything that goes with celebrity status. He was one of the most reclusive personalities in modern times and a legend beyond compare.
The Way It's Never Been Done Before #ad - They traveled together, worked together, and played together. Always true to his nature, he never failed to surprise. He was also an equal opportunity provocateur -- a dazzling baffler -- be it on stage, on screen, or in his private life. He did things his way -- The Way It's Never Been Done Before. No one shared as much of Brando's private fields as his lifelong friend and business confidant, George Englund.
Marlon brando was the brightest, boldest, and most iconoclastic acting talent of our time. That possibility has passed away, for Marlon is gone now -- I must make the attempt to write of us alone.
De Niro: A LifeCrown Archetype #ad - In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer shawn levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent.
. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Following de niro's roots as the child of artists his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr. His life as a father, and, restauranteur, the rise of his career, and businessman, his marriages, to his intense schooling as an actor, of course, was widely celebrated who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry.
It can be almost painful to watch at times, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. Levy has had unprecedented access to De Niro's personal research and production materials, creating a new impression of the effort that went into the actor's legendary performances.
De Niro: A Life #ad - De niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. The insights gained from deniro’s intense working habits shed new perspective on DeNiro’s thinking and portrayals and are wonderful to read.
Montgomery Clift: A Biography LimelightOpen Road Media #ad - Elegant, moody, and strikingly handsome, the first of hollywood’s “loner heroes, he became one of the most definitive actors of the 1950s, ” a group that includes Marlon Brando and James Dean. He continued to make films, but the loss of his beauty and subsequent addictions finally brought the curtain down on his career.
Stunning and heartrending, montgomery Clift is a remarkable tribute to one of Hollywood’s most gifted—and tormented—actors. . Then his face was destroyed after a traumatic car crash outside Taylor’s house. The definitive work on the gifted, haunted actor” Los Angeles Times and “the best film star biography in years” Newsweek.
Montgomery Clift: A Biography Limelight #ad - From the moment he leapt to stardom with the films Red River and A Place in the Sun, Montgomery Clift was acclaimed by critics and loved by fans. She traces a poignant trajectory: Clift’s childhood was dominated by a controlling, class-obsessed mother who never left him alone. In this affecting biography, Patricia Bosworth explores the complex inner life and desires of the renowned actor.
He developed passionate friendships with Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in spite of his closeted homosexuality.
Stella Adler: The Art of ActingApplause #ad - The great voice finally ended in the early Nineties, but her decades of experience and teaching have been brilliantly caught and encapsulated by Howard Kissel in the twenty-two lessons in this book. Stella adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. Over her long career, both in new york and hollywood, Warren Beatty, including Marlon Brando, she offered her vast acting knowledge to generations of actors, and Robert De Niro.
. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history.
James Dean: Tomorrow Never Comes Blood Moon's Babylon SeriesBlood Moon Productions #ad - Written to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the violent death of a star who lived fast, died young, this book was compiled after fifty years of input from James Dean’s friends, and became a legend, lovers male and female, and enemies. New, it’s the first comprehensive biography of the actor ever published, and unauthorized, uncensored, a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind overview of the widely marketed yet widely misunderstood symbol of the inarticulated rage of America’s rebellious youth.
Much of the information within it has never been published before.
Marlon BrandoOpen Road Media #ad - He became a symbol of a new, rebellious generation that was sick of conventions and committed to genuine emotion and unvarnished truth. He was one of the most fiercely independent stars ever. From his breakout role as stanley kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire to his mesmerizing portrayal of Don Corleone in The Godfather, he created some of the most memorable characters in American cinematic history.
In 1948 marlon brando stunned audiences and critics alike with his revolutionary, raw, and improvisational approach to acting. This biography of the legendary actor “offers a fascinating look into his charismatic genius” Library Journal. In this book, acclaimed biographer patricia bosworth peels away Brando’s many layers, triumphs, revealing the struggles, and relentless ambition that transformed the irrepressible farm boy from Nebraska into a legend of American cinema.
Marlon Brando #ad - Brando was a paradox—intensely private but using his fame to promote worthy causes, a womanizer who clung to his childhood friends and animals. .