The memoirs of the actor Sir Alec Guinness. The tape includes accounts of Guinness's film career, religious beliefs and war experiences.
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The cast list of distinguished actors who have become distinguished authors is short, and indeed as far as my own reading goes, I can¹t think of anyone who rivals Sir Alec Guinness as both an actor of the utmost distinction and a writer of uncommon literary achievement. Blessings in Disguise, which was originally published in 1986, is Sir Alec¹s autobiography. It is a profoundly rich, subtly delineated series of sketches of self and others (among the latter, internationally famous British actors such as Gielgud and Richardson). With an Introduction by Piers Paul Read.From Library Journal:
The late, great Guinness penned several autobiographies before his 2000 death, all of which were quite well received by critics. This first of his reminiscences was released in 1985. Though he is known to American audiences through his popular film work with David Lean in the 1950s and 1960s up through his latter years as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, Guinness here concentrates on his British theater experiences, recalling various productions and the people he worked with, many of whom were equally famous (John Gielgud, Noel Coward, etc.). Guinness was a class act both on and off the stage and screen, and his charm shines through in these pages. For all theater/acting collections.
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Book Description Hamish Hamilton, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0241116813
Book Description H. Hamilton, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0241116813
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