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Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies
by Donald Spoto
“The trouble today is that we don’t torture women enough.” —Alfred Hitchcock It is remarkable how infrequently, over a period of more than fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock spoke about the beautiful, legendary and talented actresses he directed. And when he did, his remarks were mostly indifferent and often hostile. But his leading...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
In Silence: Why We Pray
by Donald Spoto
From Booklist *Starred Review* Spoto plunges into the act of prayer, demonstrating the same gusto with which he once tackled the lives of celebrities (Dietrich, Hitchcock, Olivier, Jackie O, etc.). At first blush, prayer may seem a simplistic topic. People pray. Period. They want this, they ask for that, they suffer, they beg. Spoto...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality
Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint
by Donald Spoto
Since her death at the age of nineteen in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination. She was a teenager of astonishing common sense and a national heroine who led men in to battle as a courageous warrior. Yet she was also abandoned by the king whose coronation she secured, betrayed by her...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi (Compass)
by Donald Spoto
Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man who has too often been obscured by pious iconography. Drawing on unprecedented access to unexplored archives, plus Francis's own letters, Spoto places Francis within the context of the multifaceted...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People
Rebel: The Life and Legend of James Dean
by Donald Spoto
Based on meticulous research and new interviews with dozens of family members, friends, lovers, directors, and costars, Rebel offers a revelatory look at actor and film icon James Dean (1931-1955). From the dusty roads of rural Indiana to Manhattan's gay culture , from Broadway to Burbank, here is Dean's troubled life: the tragic death...
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Categories: All LBGT; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
The Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennesee Williams
by Donald Spoto
Drawing on a broad range of sources, Spoto weaves Williams's successes, failures, obsessions, and suffering into a "tightly woven chronicle" (LJ 5/1/85). "Spoto's readable biography corrects the...one-sided accounts in Williams's own memoirs and his brother Dakin's `intimate biography.'" This title is for both the serious theater scholar...
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Marilyn Monroe: The Biography
by Donald Spoto
This biography of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe makes use of over 150 interviews and more than 35,000 pages of previously sealed files, including Monroe's diaries, letters, and other personal and revealing documents. The book reveals new details of every aspect of her life, from her guarded childhood, and her relationships with men and...
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Lenya: A Life
by Donald Spoto
From Publishers Weekly A frightened, abused child and a teenage prostitute, Vienna-born Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blaumauer (1898-1981), later known as Lotte Lenya, achieved worldwide fame as the wife of Kurt Weill and as the outstanding interpreter of his songs. In her many love affairs and four unfulfilled marriages--to a musical...
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Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford
by Donald Spoto
New York Times bestselling author Donald Spoto has already brilliantly explored the lives and careers of numerous Hollywood stars and entertainment icons—Grace Kelly, James Dean, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe, to name but a few. In Possessed , his subject is the inimitable Joan Crawford, one of the most electrifying divas...
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The Redgraves: A Family Epic
by Donald Spoto
The dramatic, poignant and revealing saga of the Redgraves, one of history's greatest families of actors. For more than a century, the Redgraves have defined theater and film while captivating the public eye. Their history is a rich tapestry of singu­larly talented individuals whose influence is felt to this day, yet their story has...
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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life
by Donald Spoto
From Publishers Weekly Veteran film biographer Spoto (Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman, etc.) does a masterful job of capturing--and explaining--the complex personality of a figure who was arguably the most important icon of American womanhood of her day. Particularly attentive to the ways in which his subject both shaped and was...
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A Passion for Life: The Biography of Elizabeth Taylor
by Donald Spoto
From Publishers Weekly At once scathing and sympathetic, Spoto's biography presents Elizabeth Taylor as "the ultimate star?both as achiever and as casualty," a quintessential romantic who came to perceive all her relationships through the prism of movies and whose life's work has been to try to grow up. Biographer of Laurence Olivier...
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Laurence Olivier: A Biography
by Donald Spoto
Widely regarded as the greatest actor of the twentieth century, Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) was as troubled as he was talented. A man desperate for affection and approval, plagued with self-doubt and self-loathing, Olivier escaped his personal conflicts on the stage, where he perfected his skills to a remarkable degree. His...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Drama
Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich
by Donald Spoto
Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto brings to life one of the most incandescent and elusive star to grace Hollywood, Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). He has tapped archival materials and conducted dozens of interviews to present a life story filled with crucial new details: her hardships and struggles for recognition in 1920s Berlin; her...
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High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly
by Donald Spoto
Drawing on his unprecedented access to Grace Kelly, bestselling biographer Donald Spoto at last offers an intimate, honest, and authoritative portrait of one of Hollywood’s legendary actresses. In just seven years–from 1950 through 1956–Grace Kelly embarked on a whirlwind career that included roles in eleven movies. From the...
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The Hidden Jesus: A New Life
by Donald Spoto
The Hidden Jesus presents an extraordinary vision of Jesus Christ that remained hidden to his contemporaries and most of us today. Donald Spoto, the former monk and New Testament scholar who in recent years has written some of the most highly praised biographies of world-class celebrities, returns to his roots with this remarkable and...
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Enchantment
by Donald Spoto
Her name is synonymous with elegance, style and grace. Over the course of her extraordinary life and career, Audrey Hepburn captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved in recent memory. But despite her international fame and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF...
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The Art of Alfred Hitchcock: Fifty Years of His Motion Pictures
by Donald Spoto
This definitive illustrated survey of all of Alfred Hitchcock's films is a book no movie buff or Hitchcock fan can afford to be without.  The monumental scope of Alfred Hitchcock's work remains unsurpassed by any other movie director, past or present. So many of his movies have achieved classic status that even a partial list—...
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The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock
by Donald Spoto
This is the definitive life story of Alfred Hitchcock, the enigmatic and intensely private director of Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, and more than forty other films. While setting forth every stage of Hitchcock’s long life and brilliant career, Donald Spoto also explores the roots of the director’s obsessions with blondes...
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Categories: Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Arts & Photography
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