Written at Rock Hudson's request and with the cooperation of his closest friends, this is the definitive portrait of one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Sara Davison is author of bestselling novels Cowboy and Loose Change. A journalist, novelist, screenwriter and radio host, she has earned a reputation as a social observer who does cutting edge pieces about the way we live. Her articles have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. In television, she created two drama series, "Jack and Mike," and "Heart Beat," which ran on A.B.C. "Heart Beat" was the first ensemble of women on television who had no male boss above them, and featured the first lesbian character. She was later co-executive producer of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," wrote hundreds of hours of drama episodes, movies and miniseries, and in 1994 was nominated for a Golden Globe. She's been a guest on national television shows such as "The Today Show," "Larry King Live" and "Sixty Minutes," and she conducts interviews and does commentary on public radio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rock Hudson: His Story was a great biography about the private life and career of one of Hollywood's most prominent heart-throbs during the 1950's and 1960's. It was as if I stumbled across this book by fate. One day boredom brought me to search through a pile of books at a cousin's house, and I found the book Rock Hudson: His Story. It looked interesting so I read the first 20 pages or so, and was immediately hooked. I eventually ended up borrowing the book, without asking, because I knew I had to read more, but was too embarrassed to admit it. It turns out that Rock Hudson's story had a lot more to offer than the everyday biography of a male actor. His tale is one of secrecy, loyalty, and acceptance. Although Rock Hudson played the role of a lady's man, he was in fact, homosexual. His story is the unveiling of his private life, from his relationships with men and his unsuccessful attempt at marriage to a woman, to his career-long struggle to keep his private life out of the eyes of the press. The story also told about Rock's discovery that he had AIDS, and told of the positive, supportive responses that he recieved from fans, once this news had leaked out. This book has reassured me that things aren't always as they seem, and has brought me to analyze the structure behind Hollywood and what kind of personal sacrifices have to be put into becoming a big star.