[Full Book] All That Heaven Allows

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Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Mark Griffin
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 512

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All That Heaven Allows

Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin, All That Heaven Allows Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download All That Heaven Allows books, SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s, Hudson reigned supreme as the king of Hollywood. As an Oscar-nominated leading man, Hudson won acclaim for his performances in glossy melodramas (Magnificent Obsession), western epics (Giant) and blockbuster bedroom farces (Pillow Talk). In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan & Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty introduced him to a whole new generation of fans. The icon worshipped by moviegoers and beloved by his colleagues appeared to have it all. Yet beneath the suave and commanding star persona, there was an insecure, deeply conflicted, and all too vulnerable human being. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother. Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Hudson was determined to become an actor at all costs. After signing with the powerful but predatory agent Henry Willson, the young hopeful was transformed from a clumsy, tongue-tied truck driver into Universal Studio’s resident Adonis. In a more conservative era, Hudson’s wholesome, straight arrow screen image was at odds with his closeted homosexuality. As a result of his gay relationships and clandestine affairs, Hudson was continually threatened with public exposure, not only by scandal sheets like Confidential but by a number of his own partners. For years, Hudson dodged questions concerning his private life, but in 1985 the public learned that the actor was battling AIDS. The disclosure that such a revered public figure had contracted the illness focused worldwide attention on the epidemic. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with co-stars, family members and former companions, All That Heaven Allows finally delivers a complete and nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating stars in cinema history. Author Mark Griffin provides new details concerning Hudson’s troubled relationships with wife Phyllis Gates and boyfriend Marc Christian. And here, for the first time, is an in-depth exploration of Hudson’s classic films, including Written on the Wind, A Farewell to Arms, and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.


[Full Book] Rock Hudson

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Author: Tom Clark
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 276

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by Tom Clark, Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson books, Hudson's closet friend and lover of twenty years focuses on the actor's full life, rather than his painful last months, in a collection of anecdotes, memories, and photographs


[Full Book] Rock Hudson

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: John Mercer
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 168

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by John Mercer, Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson books, Tall, dark and handsome, with a manufactured name and a scrupulously designed professional image, Rock Hudson represented the Hollywood ideal of American masculinity during the 1950s and 60s; an ideal that was to be questioned and ultimately undermined during the years to follow by lurid accounts of his private life and his death from AIDS related illness. This illuminating analysis of Hudson's career reassesses the perceived disparity between his public persona and his 'true' nature. Exploring his unique qualities as a performer and exposing the role of his agent, producers and directors in the construction of his image, John Mercer unpicks Hudson's stardom to reveal a more complex star identity than has hitherto been understood. Foregrounding the ways in which Hudson's career provides insights into the nature of American popular culture and attitudes towards gender and sexuality, Mercer ultimately depicts Hudson as a star who embodied a period of transition between the old Hollywood and the new.


[Full Book] Rock Hudson The Gentle Giant

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Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Author: David Bret
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages :

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Rock Hudson The Gentle Giant

Rock Hudson by David Bret, Rock Hudson The Gentle Giant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson The Gentle Giant books, Since David Bret published his best-selling Rock Hudson biography in 2004, two key figures in Rock’s story—his wife Phyllis Gates and his last lover, Marc Christian—have died, allowing a great deal to be told which could not be told whilst they were alive. In this much-revised biography, Bret discusses every aspect of Rock’s life: parental abuse, discovering his sexuality while in the US Navy, his scores of male lovers, his prostitution to agents and talent scouts, the hidden truth behind his lavender marriage, his battle to conceal his sexuality from the media, his involvement with San Francisco’s gay scene, and the tragedy of his final years as the first major celebrity to contract AIDS. Published to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the actor’s death, in Rock Hudson: The Gentle Giant, David Bret has produced a rewarding portrait of a warm-hearted, wonderful man who, though atrociously maligned by the media back in 1985 when he died, remains revered by his millions of fans around the world.


[Full Book] Giant

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Author: Don Graham
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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Giant

Rock Hudson by Don Graham, Giant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Giant books, A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology. Featuring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor, Giant is an epic film of fame and materialism, based around the discovery of oil at Spindletop and the establishment of the King Ranch of south Texas. Isolating his star cast in the wilds of West Texas, director George Stevens brought together a volatile mix of egos, insecurities, sexual proclivities, and talent. Stevens knew he was overwhelmed with Hudson’s promiscuity, Taylor’s high diva-dom, and Dean’s egotistical eccentricity. Yet he coaxed performances out of them that made cinematic history, winning Stevens the Academy Award for Best Director and garnering nine other nominations, including a nomination for Best Actor for James Dean, who died before the film was finished. In this compelling and impeccably researched narrative history of the making of the film, Don Graham chronicles the stories of Stevens, whose trauma in World War II intensified his ambition to make films that would tell the story of America; Edna Ferber, a considerable literary celebrity, who meets her match in the imposing Robert Kleberg, proprietor of the vast King Ranch; and Glenn McCarthy, an American oil tycoon; and Errol Flynn lookalike with a taste for Hollywood. Drawing on archival sources Graham’s Giant is a comprehensive depiction of the film’s production showing readers how reality became fiction and fiction became cinema.


[Full Book] Between Rock And A Hard Place

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Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Robert Parker Mills
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 492

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Between Rock And A Hard Place

Rock Hudson by Robert Parker Mills, Between Rock And A Hard Place Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Between Rock And A Hard Place books, This book is about the first fear of AIDS case tried in America. It tells the untold story of the trial that the general public heard nothing about. By telling the true story from the perspective of the lawyer who actually represented the Estate of Rock Hudson it is hoped the reader, acting as the 13th juror, will see the gross injustice done to the late actor by Christian and Rocks alleged friend, Mark Miller, as well as the court, the jury, and the press, all of which were blinded from the truth by this newly discovered disease called AIDS. Marc Christian claimed he was given a death sentence because Rock didnt tell him of his AIDS diagnosis and continued to have high risk sex with him. 25 years later Christian died not from HIV or AIDS. He was never HIV positive. How could this be if he was telling the truth that he continued having anal sex with Hudson 3 to 5 times a week for 8 months after Rock was first told he had full blown AIDS? Christian was either superhuman and they should clone his blood as a cure for AIDS, or he simply didnt tell the truth at trial, where Rock Hudson could not defend himself because Christian waited until Rock died, and found out he wasnt in his Will, before bringing his lawsuit.


[Full Book] Rock Hudson

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Author: David Bret
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Languages : en
Pages : 322

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by David Bret, Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson books, Since David Bret published his best-selling Rock Hudson biography in 2004, two key figures in Rock's story-his wife Phyllis Gates and his last lover, Marc Christian-have died, allowing a great deal to be told which could not be told whilst they were alive. In this much-revised biography, Bret discusses every aspect of Rock's life: parental abuse, discovering his sexuality while in the US Navy, his scores of male lovers, his prostitution to agents and talent scouts, the hidden truth behind his lavender marriage, his battle to conceal his sexuality from the media, his involvement with San Francisco's gay scene, and the tragedy of his final years as the first major celebrity to contract AIDS. Published to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the actor's death, in Rock Hudson: The Gentle Giant, David Bret has produced a rewarding portrait of a warm-hearted, wonderful man who, though atrociously maligned by the media back in 1985 when he died, remains revered by his millions of fans around the world.


[Full Book] Rock Hudson

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Publisher: Avon Books
Author: Rock Hudson
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 340

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by Rock Hudson, Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson books, This biography draws on interviews with the actor, all of his relevant letters, photographs, and documents, and interviews with his colleagues and friends


[Full Book] Rock Hudson

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Author: Jane Ardmore
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Languages : en
Pages : 51

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by Jane Ardmore, Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson books,


[Full Book] Rock Hudson

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Publisher: Greenwood
Author: Brenda Scott Royce
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by Brenda Scott Royce, Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson books, Offers in-depth coverage of Hudson's career, how he was treated in the media, and his transformation from beloved idol to tragic symbol of our times.


[Full Book] Under The Rainbow

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Publisher: Da Capo Press
Author: John Carlyle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 326

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Under The Rainbow

Rock Hudson by John Carlyle, Under The Rainbow Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Under The Rainbow books, Recounts the author's struggle to find work in 1950s Hollywood, his intimate relationships with Judy Garland and other high-profile celebrities, and reveals how Garland's deterioration reflected the decline of old Hollywood.


[Full Book] Engineering Rock Mechanics

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Publisher: Elsevier
Author: John A Hudson
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 456

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Engineering Rock Mechanics

Rock Hudson by John A Hudson, Engineering Rock Mechanics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Engineering Rock Mechanics books, Engineering rock mechanics is the discipline used to design structures built in rock. These structures encompass building foundations, dams, slopes, shafts, tunnels, caverns, hydroelectric schemes, mines, radioactive waste repositories and geothermal energy projects: in short, any structure built on or in a rock mass. Despite the variety of projects that use rock engineering, the principles remain the same. Engineering Rock Mechanics clearly and systematically explains the key principles behind rock engineering. The book covers the basic rock mechanics principles; how to study the interactions between these principles and a discussion on the fundamentals of excavation and support and the application of these in the design of surface and underground structures. Engineering Rock Mechanics is recommended as an across-the-board source of information for the benefit of anyone involved in rock mechanics and rock engineering.


[Full Book] The Passionate Camera

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Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: Deborah Bright
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 441

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Rock Hudson by Deborah Bright, The Passionate Camera Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Passionate Camera books, This book brings together over 50 artists, scholars and critics to address a broad range of issues in photography and sexuality. Among the issues addressed by the contributors is the use and abuse of photographs in political campaigns and direct activism.


[Full Book] Rock Hudson

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Publisher: Signet Book
Author: Mark Bego
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 189

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Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by Mark Bego, Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson books, A revealing look at the public persona and private life of Rock Hudson chronicles his successful acting career, personal relationships, homosexuality, and battle against AIDS, the dreaded disease that claimed his life


[Full Book] Idol Rock Hudson

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Publisher: Bantam
Author: Jerry Oppenheimer
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 303

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Idol Rock Hudson

Rock Hudson by Jerry Oppenheimer, Idol Rock Hudson Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Idol Rock Hudson books, Interviews with family members, friends, and Hollywood colleagues and original research form the basis of this full-length biography that candidly probes the actor's life, career, and fatal affliction with AIDS


[Full Book] Rock Hudson Erotic Fire

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Author: Darwin Porter
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Languages : en
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Rock Hudson by Darwin Porter, Rock Hudson Erotic Fire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rock Hudson Erotic Fire books, In the interim since Rock Hudson's tragic demise as one of the early (and perhaps most shocking, based on his celebrity) victims of AIDS, his legend has evolved into a nationwide cult. Loaded with details never set into print before, this unvarnished, uncensored, unexpurgated overview of his life and career explains why.