The Hustons: The Life and Times of a Hollywood Dynasty

The Hustons: The Life and Times of a Hollywood Dynasty

by Lawrence Grobel


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The Hustons: The Life and Times of a Hollywood Dynasty by Lawrence Grobel

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629142371
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 872
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.60(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1

1 "Just Give 'em Hell" 1

Part 2

2 Ma, Where's Pa? 43

3 To Be or Not to Be 60

4 Getting Married 71

Part 3

5 The Heart of a Trouper 85

6 Rising Stars 113

7 Dreadful Melodramas 140

8 Father and Son: Center Stage 168

Part 4

9 "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of" 201

10 Women and War 234

11 Psychic Landscapes 262

Part 5

12 Keyes to a Treasure 277

13 Wheel of Fortune 295

14 "There'll Never Be Another Like Me" 328

Part 6

15 Red Badge and the Queen 351

16 Wild in Paris 379

17 The Devil and the Deep-Blue Sea 400

18 Up to Their Heads 430

19 Shooting in Mexico 456

Part 7

20 The Philosopher, the King, and the Goddess 475

21 Civilization and Its Discontents 501

22 "I Have a New Brother" 519

23 "And the Children Struggled Together" 544

24 Reflections 568

25 No Love, and Death 584

Part 8

26 Hard Times 611

27 Taking the Fifth 634

28 Enjoining Hearts 662

Part 9

29 Blood Ties 695

30 Mephistopheles to His Own Faust 727

31 The Collector of Souls 756

Epilogue 778

Postscript: After John 788

Notes 804

Films and Plays 817

Index 823

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