Brando: The Biography

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Steamy and scandalous, the "book Brando didn't want published" (Variety)--now in paperback. Here at last is the unvarnished truth about Brando's har sh childhood, his stunning rise to stage and screen stardom, his stormy relationships with women, his public agony as the father of a convicted killer, and more. 75 photos.
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Overview

Steamy and scandalous, the "book Brando didn't want published" (Variety)--now in paperback. Here at last is the unvarnished truth about Brando's har sh childhood, his stunning rise to stage and screen stardom, his stormy relationships with women, his public agony as the father of a convicted killer, and more. 75 photos.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Manso's epic profile of Brando reveals a self-destructive personality combined with bursts of idealism and a stunningly uneven film career. (Nov.)
Library Journal
A scandal-loving biographer's dream, Marlon Brando has led a tumultuous life, complete with unhappy childhood, an active and varied sex life, troubled children of his own (son Christian is now in prison for killing daughter Cheyenne's lover), and a long history of eccentric behavior on and off the set. Surprisingly, Brando hasn't caught Kitty Kelley's eye, but journalist Manso (Mailer: His Life and Times, LJ 4/15/85) corrects that oversight with this massive tome. Based on seven years' research, Manso's biography is a treasure trove of juicy details that the star might prefer not to have revealed, but readers hoping for real insight into Brando's acting talent and career may be disappointed. The publicity surrounding Brando's own book-Songs My Mother Taught Me (Random, 1994), which the star is rumored to have penned in retaliation for Manso's work-will guarantee demand for this title as well, but Brando also has some value as the most complete, up-to-date biography currently available.-David C. Tucker, DeKalb Cty. P.L., Decatur, Ga.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786881284
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1160
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 2.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Manso
Peter Manso

Peter Manso is the author of the definitive biography of Marlon Brando, as well as Ptown: Art, Sex, and Money on the Outer Cape, which was a #1 Boston Globe bestseller. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Vanity Fair, Premiere, and Paris Match.

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Table of Contents

Prologue
1 Omaha: 1893-1930 1
2 Evanston: 1930-38 19
3 Libertyville: 1938-41 32
4 Shattuck: 1941-43 63
5 New York - Sayville: 1943-44 98
6 New York - Provincetown: 1944-47 144
7 New York: Offstage: 1945-48 191
8 Streetcar and the Actors Studio: 1947-49 219
9 Hollywood: 1949-53 269
10 Waterfront: 1953-54 349
11 Flailing: 1954-58 381
12 Turning a Corner: 1958-62 468
13 The Sixties (I): 1962-68 556
14 The Sixties (II): 1963-71 648
15 The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris: 1970-73 701
16 The American Indian Movement: 1972-76 768
17 Tahiti: 1972-82 826
18 The Eighties: 1982-89 869
19 The Shooting: 1990-94 923
Notes 1023
Bibliography 1085
Acknowledgments 1095
Index 1099
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