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The Resource All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin

All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin

Label
All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson
Title
All that heaven allows
Title remainder
a biography of Rock Hudson
Statement of responsibility
Mark Griffin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The icon worshiped 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
FSP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffin, Mark
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H75
LC item number
G75 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hudson, Rock
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
  • Large type books
Label
All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-740)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1059486141
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xxvi, 740 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062860910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059486141
Label
All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 729-740)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1059486141
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First HarperLuxe edition.
Extent
xxvi, 740 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062860910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059486141

Library Locations

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