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All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson

Griffin, Mark, 1968-2019
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Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the 1950s and '60s, Hudson reigned supreme as the king of Hollywood. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother. 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. As a result of his gay relationships and clandestine affairs, Hudson was continually threatened with public exposure. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with co-stars, family members and former companions, this book finally delivers a complete and nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating stars in cinema history.
New York : Harper, 2019.
xxii, 469 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Film tie-in.Originally published: 2018.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780062408860 (pbk)
Dewey class:
791.43028092920.HUDS920 HUD791.43920.
LC class:
Local class:
B HUD791.43092
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