The Hustons: The Life and Times of a Hollywood Dynasty

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In this candid biography Lawrence Grobel chronicles the remarkable story of the Huston family, which boasts three Oscar winners, from Walter to John to Anjelica, with particular attention to the rich career and tumultuous personal life of director/actor John Huston (1906-1987). This updated edition covers Anjelica's stormy relationship with Jack Nicholson, her liberating marriage to artist Robert Graham, the exploits of her brothers Tony and Danny, the mysterious silence of Maricela, John's last love interest ...
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Overview


In this candid biography Lawrence Grobel chronicles the remarkable story of the Huston family, which boasts three Oscar winners, from Walter to John to Anjelica, with particular attention to the rich career and tumultuous personal life of director/actor John Huston (1906-1987). This updated edition covers Anjelica's stormy relationship with Jack Nicholson, her liberating marriage to artist Robert Graham, the exploits of her brothers Tony and Danny, the mysterious silence of Maricela, John's last love interest and more.
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Editorial Reviews

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“Extensive and often fascinating, stuffed with movie lore and opinions from more than 200 interviews—perhaps setting a new record for Hollywood books.” New York Times

“An ambitious family biography, embracing actor Walter, his writer-director-actor son John, and John's three children, actress Anjelica, writer Tony, and director Danny . . . The focus is on John, who over the last three years of his life granted extensive interviews to the author.” Library Journal

“[Grobel’s] research is the most impressive aspect of this massive volume, and he is even-handed.” Publishers Weekly

"An engrossing study in family dynamics...one of the best biographies of a Hollywood personality." Miami Herald

"A delicious, wicked guide to the delicious, wicked life of a sly, sadistic scoundrel." Sunday Times

"Rich and captivating." Cosmopolitan

"Fabulous . . . . a tremendous spellbinder." Kirkus Reviews

"Marvelously alive . . . he's done his subject proud. " Los Angeles Magazine

"A sprawling, explosive family album. " NY Daily News

"A dramatic tapestry of a life lived to the fullest." Playboy

"A sprawling saga that richly details the lives of Huston, his father Walter and his offspring." L.A. Times

From the Publisher

“Extensive and often fascinating, stuffed with movie lore and opinions from more than 200 interviews—perhaps setting a new record for Hollywood books.” New York Times

“An ambitious family biography, embracing actor Walter, his writer-director-actor son John, and John's three children, actress Anjelica, writer Tony, and director Danny . . . The focus is on John, who over the last three years of his life granted extensive interviews to the author.” Library Journal

“[Grobel’s] research is the most impressive aspect of this massive volume, and he is even-handed.” Publishers Weekly

The New Republic
A feast of a book.
— David Thomson
The New York Book Review
The Hustons is extensive and often fascinating, stuffed with movie lore and opinions from more than 200 interviews.
Playboy
Fascinating. A sprawling dramatic tapestry of a life lived to the fullest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781629142371
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 872
  • Sales rank: 926,210
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Lawrence Grobel is the author of 18 books and a contributor to numerous publications including the New York Times, Newsday, and Rolling Stone. Grobel's books include Conversations with Brando; and the New York Times bestseller Climbing Higher with Montel Williams.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

    a feast of Hollywood lore

    a very detailed book about a very complex man.it has many stories of ,behind the scenes of his movies and also about his father's life ,but mainly about the man that most people either loved or hated.the style of writing was very detailed, but flowed along nicely. never boring. this is a very good read.

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