by Joseph Cotten, Vanity Will Get You Somewhere Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vanity Will Get You Somewhere books, Joseph Cotten’s story begins in Tidewater, Virginia, moves on to an episode as a Miami ‘potato salad’ tycoon and then brings us to his first big break as an actor, in the New York theatre. Cotten describes how he met the flamboyant Orson Welles- at a radio audition at which Welles set a wastepaper basket on fire- and their involvement with the Mercury theatre. This led to Cotten’s first film role, as Orson’s co-star in Citizen Kane, quickly followed by parts in The Magnificent Ambersons and The Third Man. Orson- perhaps the only man to use Churchill as a stooge while trying to set up a film deal- was a lifelong friend of Cotten’s, and this autobiography was one of the last works he read before his untimely death in 1985. Cotten takes us behind the scenes of his stage plays and films, recalling amusing and intimate stories of his adventures with Ingrid Bergman, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, David Niven, David O. Selznick, Alfred Hitchcock and many others. Sensitive to his own motivations, frank about his marriages and warmly revealing about himself and his friends, Cotten has written much more than the usual film star biography. His skills as an actor have made him a master of character and dramatic momentum, and he brings the same talents to his writing. Vanity Will get You Somewhere is a generous, loving and humorous portrait of a man without a shred of vanity in his nature- and of his friends and colleagues in the larger-than-life world of show business.
by Charles Tranberg, I Love The Illusion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download I Love The Illusion books, The definitive biography of an amazing personality... "BEST BOOK OF 2006!" - Classic Images "The perfect holiday gift, be it for Halloween or Christmas...One of THE most comprehensive and intelligently-written biographies out there, Bewitched-related or otherwise....This book NEEDS to be read. Plain and simple, without question. Bar-none." - Herbie J. Pilato, author of Bewitched Forever Lovers of old-time radio hold a special place in their heart for Agnes Moorehead. She was one of the busiest and most definitive actresses of that medium. The bottom line is that Agnes Moorehead is one of the few actresses who succeeded in every realm of show business: stage, radio, film, and television. The respect of her peers can be summed up in these statistics: four Academy Award nominations, seven Emmy nominations - with one win - two Golden Globe nominations - with two wins - and the Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics. This impressive, 400+ page biography, complete with filmography and radiography, proves to readers and scholars alike that she was much more than the witch of Endor! This is the 2nd edition of the bestselling book, including new cover, epilogue by Bewitched Forever author Herbie J Pilato, and copy of a lecture given by the author on the writing of the book!
by Doug McClelland, Forties Film Talk Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Forties Film Talk books, Hollywood's last golden decade in one large, magnificently illustrated compendium. Part I includes never-before-published interviews with June Allyson, Lew Ayres, Ralph Bellamy, Rhonda Fleming, Virginia Mayo, James Stewart, and 62 others. Part II provides short bursts of opinion from many principals regarding their movies in the 1940s: Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, et al.