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The Resource Richard Burton : prince of players, Michael Munn

Richard Burton : prince of players, Michael Munn

Label
Richard Burton : prince of players
Title
Richard Burton
Title remainder
prince of players
Statement of responsibility
Michael Munn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From a small mining village in Wales to Hollywood's silver screen, Richard Burton broke every rule in his quest for the American Dream. Burton was known for his charisma, his explosive temper, his excessive carousing, and, above all, his stunning command of stage and screen. Munn's biography covers everything from Burton's early days on the London stage, to his star performance in Broadway's Camelot, to his wild nights in Hollywood with the likes of Errol Flynn, Peter O'Toole, and Frank Sinatra. Twice married to Elizabeth Taylor, he is now revealed to have been one of Marilyn Monroe's secret lovers; in this, the first full-length biography, are details of his licit and illicit relationships with Hollywood's most iconic stars.--From publisher description
  • "This all-inclusive biography of Hollywood's original movie star is a fascinating, headlong dive into the complex world of starlets, directors, drugs, and drinking that dominated Burton's rise to the top." "Richard Burton was a man of contradictions. He wanted to escape the mining community of Wales, yet his heart never left it. He wanted to live life to the fullest, but knew that he was drinking himself into an early grave. He was an avid reader and a lover of poetry, yet he seemed to squander his talents and find happiness at the bottom of a beer glass, giving up all hopes of becoming a great actor when he sold his soul to Hollywood and his heart to Elizabeth Taylor." "Munn recounts Burton's darkest thoughts and secrets, revealing hell-raising stories that Hollywood quashed in order to save Burton's early film career-including affairs with Marilyn Monroe and Lana Turner, being caught in a brothel with Errol Flynn, and a fist fight with Frank Sinatra. Covering everything from Burton's early days on the London stage, to his star performance in Broadway's Camelot, to his wild nights in Hollywood, Munn also movingly recalls nursing Burton through an epileptic seizure, and witnessing a terrifying encounter that Burton had with a gangster that ended in violence." "Burton was known for his charisma, his explosive temper, his excessive carousing, and, above all, his stunning command of stage and screen. This in-depth look at the real Richard Burton draws on Munn's friendship with Burton over the years as well as on formal interviews and informal conversations with a great many of the stars who knew and worked with Burton. It is a must-read for any follower of film, history, and the rise of celebrity in America."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Munn, Michael
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2598.B795
LC item number
M86 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burton, Richard
  • Actors
Label
Richard Burton : prince of players, Michael Munn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Herman Graf book."
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-256) and index
  • "Plays, films and television works of Richard Burton": pages 247-253
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
225847057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9781602393554
Lccn
2008017661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225847057
Label
Richard Burton : prince of players, Michael Munn
Publication
Note
"A Herman Graf book."
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-256) and index
  • "Plays, films and television works of Richard Burton": pages 247-253
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
225847057
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9781602393554
Lccn
2008017661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)225847057

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