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An Open Book

Huston, John

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ISBN 10: 0394404653 / ISBN 13: 9780394404653
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1980
Hardcover
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very good with nice bright but slightly worn d.j. Signed by Huston on the half fitle. Bookseller Inventory # 207984

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Title: An Open Book

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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Synopsis:

In An Open Book, this veteran of five marriages, innumerable friendships, practical jokes, horses, love affairs, and intellectual obsessions tells his own story in his own way. It is direct, unadorned, complete—and wonderful reading. Here is Huston on stage for the first time at age three, dressed in an Uncle Sam suit; in the ring at eighteen, boxing for small purses; selling his first short story to H.L. Mencken; down and out in London; acting in Greenwich Village; going to Hollywood to work for Jack Warner as a writer; directing his first picture, The Maltese Falcon; filming dangerous combat scenes in the Aleutians and in Italy; and making over forty years worth of movies, from Key Largo to The Man Who Would Be King. And the stories behind those movies are often as exciting as the movies themselves, featuring such notables as Hemingway, Selznick, Sartre, Hepburn, Monroe, Flynn, Welles, Gable, Bogart, Clift, and Brando. An Open Book is alive with John Huston's presence: his boldness and daring, his candor and style, and the spontaneity with which he followed his dreams to their ultimate destination, the well-deserved acclaim of a world enchanted by his work.

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This book is alive with John Houston's presence: his boldness and daring, his candor and style, and the spontaneity with which he followed his dreams to their ultimate destination: the well-deserved acclaim of a world enchanted by his work.

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