The Resource Charlton Heston : Hollywood's last icon, Marc Eliot

Charlton Heston : Hollywood's last icon, Marc Eliot

Label
Charlton Heston : Hollywood's last icon
Title
Charlton Heston
Title remainder
Hollywood's last icon
Statement of responsibility
Marc Eliot
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The award-winning author of Walt Disney draws on firsthand diaries, letters and estate records in a portrait of the Hollywood icon, political activist and NRA president that explores Heston's storied career and role in Hollywood mythology,"--NoveList
  • "Charlton Heston starred in American movies for more than six decades, in roles that ranged from the Biblical leader Moses in The Ten Commandments to the title role in William Wyler's definitive Ben-Hur, to the heroic astronaut George Taylor in 1968's sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes, in addition to hundreds of other screen, theater, and television roles. He also served as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and more controversially, as the head of the National Rifle Association, which placed him at odds with Hollywood's then-prevalent left-leaning power elite. Bestselling author Marc Eliot's definitive biography, which benefits from extraordinary access to friends, family, and private papers, unravels the epic life story of one of America's most iconic actors, bringing to light Heston's greatest achievements as well as his greatest failures and regrets--culminating in an account that is informed, moving, artful, and honest. In it, Eliot lays bare the story of how a boy from the backwoods of Michigan went on to become Hollywood's go-to action and historical actor and left a legacy that helped define American movie heroes of the twentieth century. From Michigan to New York City to Hollywood, Eliot traces the footsteps of this extraordinary figure and sheds new light on one of America's greatest stars. In glistening detail, he examines and celebrates the lasting legacy of Charlton Heston, taking advantage of never-before-heard stories of Heston as husband, father, and unremitting actor whose stamp on Hollywood grows stronger every year."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eliot, Marc
Dewey number
791.4302/8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.H47
LC item number
E55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
Charlton Heston : Hollywood's last icon, Marc Eliot
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 511-523), bibliographical references (pages 475-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
From St. Helen to Mt. Sinai -- Hollywood's Last Icon
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 553 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062420435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952207034
  • 743188
  • (OCoLC)ocn952207034
  • 743188
Label
Charlton Heston : Hollywood's last icon, Marc Eliot
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 511-523), bibliographical references (pages 475-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
From St. Helen to Mt. Sinai -- Hollywood's Last Icon
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 553 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062420435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952207034
  • 743188
  • (OCoLC)ocn952207034
  • 743188

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