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Spellbound by Beauty By Donald Spoto

Spellbound by Beauty by Donald Spoto

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Summary

The inspiration behind BBC2's The Girl starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, Spellbound by Beauty examines Hitchcock's relationship with his leading ladies including Tippi Hendren and Grace Kelly.

Spellbound by Beauty Summary

Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies by Donald Spoto

The inspiration behind BBC2's The Girl starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, Spellbound by Beauty examines Hitchcock's relationship with his leading ladies including Tippi Hendren and Grace Kelly. Hitchcock is also the subject of an upcoming film, Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren dues for release in 2013. Spellbound by Beauty examines Alfred Hitchcock's well known collaborations with the leading ladies of his day, and, in so doing, delves into his creative life and his uniquely curious professional and personal relationships. The result is a singular kind of life story - a book about film and film stars; business and power; sex and fantasy; romance and derailed psychology. Drawing on explosive, never-before-published material and details gleaned through his friendship with Hitchcock, along with archival material and personal collections only recently made available, Donald Spoto casts a new light on this most famous of directors. He traces Hitchcock's professional and social rise and deals frankly with his strange marriage to Alma Reville, his distance from his daughter, Patricia, and his obsessive relationships with a number of his leading ladies from Grace Kelly and Kim Novak to Tippi Hedren.

Spellbound by Beauty Reviews

"As Donald Spoto demonstrates, Hitchcock's art imitated his life and mentality with disquieting closeness." * Daily Express *
"A brisk and interesting read" * Irish Independent *
"A fascinating look at a flawed and troubled genius whose creative influence still lives on." * Waterstone's Books Quarterly *
"Spoto does a workmanlike job with this rich vein of creepy material" * Independent *
"This study provides new insights into a flawed cinematic genius." * Choice Magazine *

About Donald Spoto

Donald Spoto was born near New York City in 1941 and received his PhD degree from Fordham University in 1970. He is the author of 27 books, including internationally bestselling biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe and Ingrid Bergman. He is married to the Danish school administrator and artist Ole Flemming Larsen. They live in a quiet village an hour's drive from Copenhagen.

Additional information

GOR002400042
9780099503187
0099503182
Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies by Donald Spoto
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2009-08-06
272
N/A
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