Title: An Open Book
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1980
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
very good with nice bright but slightly worn d.j. Signed by Huston on the half fitle. Bookseller Inventory # 207984
Synopsis: This is the autobiography of one of the undisputed giants of cinema, whose colourful career as screenwriter, actor and director mirrored a personality larger than life. From a stunning directorial debut with "The Maltese Falcon", he went on to dominate the film industry for more than half a century with his legendary narrative genuis. His successes in "The African Queen", "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and "The Man Who Would be King", but his greatest glory came at the end of his life with the dual triumph of "Prizz's Honor" and "The Dead", both starring his daughter Anjelica. This book tells the story of Huston's life, which was as varied and unpredictable as his work. Renowned as a hard drinker, gambler and hunter who made his home in America, Ireland and Mexico, he had numerous affairs and was married five times, to a schoolgirl; a gentlewoman; a motion-picture actress; a ballerina; and a crocodile: by the time of his death he was as familiar to the public as any one of his stars.
About the Author: John Huston (1906–1987) directed 41 films, including The Red Badge of Courage, The African Queen, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Prizzi?s Honor, and acted in some twenty others. One of the most admired, colorful, and adventurous personalities of American movies, he has been the subject of many books and stories, only some of them true.
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