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The Resource Charlton Heston : Hollywood's Last Icon, Marc Eliot, (electronic resource)

Charlton Heston : Hollywood's Last Icon, Marc Eliot, (electronic resource)

Label
Charlton Heston : Hollywood's Last Icon
Title
Charlton Heston
Title remainder
Hollywood's Last Icon
Statement of responsibility
Marc Eliot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the definitive biography of one of the most iconic, complex and enduring legends of Hollywood's golden age, whose major presence in American film, radio, television, stage and theater lasted beyond the second half of the 20th Century, and whose classic films are known throughout the world. Written by New York Times bestselling, prize-winning author Marc Eliot - Cary Grant, Walt Disney, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, and others - with unprecedented access to the family, friends, and Heston's private papers, diaries, journal, writings and estate, he tells an unforgettable tale of an extraordinary life you may find difficult to put down. Eliot's biography is rich with facts details and anecdotal material that bring to life the complex story of this most iconic of American popular cultural giants to illuminate Heston's greatest achievements and his personal failures. He examines how a small boy from the backwoods of Michigan rose to become one of Hollywood's most legendary stars, one of the Greatest Generation's true-life war heroes - he saw action in the Pacific Theater during World War Two, before moving with his young wife from Chicago to New York's Hell's Kitchen to begin their struggle to find success in the theater. Eliot traces Heston's pioneering work in live television, his being discovered by Hollywood because of it, and tells the amazing saga of his three films for Cecil B. DeMille and his two for William Wyler, including The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur, the latter for which he won a Best-Actor Oscar, with fascinating new details, documents and photographs never before seen. Eliot follows Heston through the genre of Science Fiction, which he helped revive with Planet of the Apes, and sheds new light on every one of Heston's iconic films. He also examines Heston's long political involvements, from being one of the organizers of The Arts Contingent of Marchers who joined with Martin Luther King, Jr. for the March on Washington, to his mentoring under Ronald Reagan for eventual presidency of the Screen Actors Guild, to his late-in-life presidency of the National Rifle Association, all the while being asked by both Republican and Democratic Parties to run for the United States Senate. With unprecedented cooperation with Heston's family, and never-before-seen personal photos, documents and hand-written letters, Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon for the first time tells the real story of Charlton's Heston's amazing life, an incisive, detailed, compelling portrayal, both for longtime fans, Hollywood movie lovers everywhere and a new college and TCM generation discovering Heston's work for the first time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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Eliot, Marc
Dewey number
791.4302/809/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H47
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Charlton Heston : Hollywood's Last Icon, Marc Eliot, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/Y29tLmhhcnBlcmNvbGxpbnMuOTc4MDA2MjQyMDQ2Ng==
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unknown
Control code
frd00030420
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (576 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780062420466
Isbn Type
(epub)
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9780062420466
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Label
Charlton Heston : Hollywood's Last Icon, Marc Eliot, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/Y29tLmhhcnBlcmNvbGxpbnMuOTc4MDA2MjQyMDQ2Ng==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00030420
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (576 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780062420466
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780062420466
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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