Title: In the Arena : An Autobiography
Publisher: Simon & Schuster September 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition
SIGNED BY AUTHOR Very collectable condition. Oversized book, extra charges may apply for INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, Lavisly illustrated with photograph in black and white. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. Very minimal normal shelfwear to cover. . From Moses to President of the National Rifle Association, this great American had a great influence from Hollywood to the Backwoods of America. Rare.; Photographs; 1.34 x 9.02 x 6.12 Inches; 589 pages; p; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 6713
Synopsis: Describing a career that spans half a century, one of America's favorite actors tells of his childhood shyness, personal insecurities, early steps to Broadway and television, and behind-the-scenes accounts of his great epic films. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
From Booklist: You'd hardly expect Chuck Heston--as decent a guy as any American actor's ever been--to produce a racy tell-all, and he doesn't. Rather, he recounts his career, although only after glowingly recalling his rural Michigan childhood and poor adolescence in contrastingly tony Wilmette, Illinois--then as now among Chicago's wealthiest suburbs. A drama scholarship to Northwestern University set him on the road to success and a string of distinguished films rivaled by few other actors of his generation. The stories of making those movies are the meat here, with seasoning coming from Heston's parallel stage accomplishments, his activism with the Screen Actors' Guild (he succeeded Ronald Reagan as SAG president), words of wisdom on the crafts of acting and filmmaking, tart asides on current cultural foibles (like Reagan, he's a former Democrat turned staunch Republican), and loving references to wife and children. But there's no gossip, which movie lovers who especially admire the grand-style filmmaking of Heston's 1950s^-1960s heyday won't miss a bit, so enthralled they'll be with the production anecdotes about The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and El Cid, among others. Ray Olson
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