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Alec Guinness : a life

Author: Garry O'Connor
Publisher: New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books ; Milwaukee, WI : Sales and distribution [in] North America, Hal Leonard Corp., ©2002.
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"For the first time, Garry O'Connor reveals Guinness's full story, including how the actor was shaped by his illegitimacy, his strained relationship with his mother, and his search for stability through the Roman Catholic Church. His biography is backed by impeccable research, including interviews with Guinness himself, and contains startling new information about Guinness's childhood, his secret relationships, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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O'Connor, Garry.
Alec Guinness.
New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books ; Milwaukee, WI : Sales and distribution [in] North America, Hal Leonard Corp., c2002
(OCoLC)606930407
Online version:
O'Connor, Garry.
Alec Guinness.
New York : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books ; Milwaukee, WI : Sales and distribution [in] North America, Hal Leonard Corp., c2002
(OCoLC)609283764
Named Person: Alec Guinness; Alec Guinness
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garry O'Connor
ISBN: 1557835748 9781557835741
OCLC Number: 49991406
Description: 516 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Truth Is Not Privileged to Be Used All the Time --
Incubation --
The Ambush of Younger Days and Some Preliminary Confessions --
The Sins of the Father --
The Bewitching of Naughtiness Doth Obscure Things --
The Sins of the Mother --
The Dancing Star --
A Gift from God --
The Prince of Denmark Passes Unnoticed Through London --
Plenty of Material to Embroider On --
A Warbler on a Cherry Tree --
Commander Cuffe and the Chintz-Covered Bunk --
We May Rehearse Most Obscenely and Courageously --
Queer. Well--So What! --
Floodlit by Moonlight --
I Live for the Day When I Can Twist Harold Hobson's Crutches 'Round His Neck --
I Never Needed Privacy More --
Illumination --
The Use of the Impersonal Third Person --
The Criminal Mastermind --
Peering into the Darkness --
Some Further Visibility of the Invisible --
Lesser Expectations --
A Smoothish Face Which Had No Features --
The Departing Transvestite --
New Outlines in the Mirror --
Most of Life is Lived Below the Water's Surface --
Either a Man, the Supernatural, or an Illusion --
Friendships Both Jealous and Altruistic --
Move Heaven and Earth to Avoid a Memorial Service --
Epilogue: Was Guinness a Great Actor? --
The Career of Alec Guinness.
Responsibility: Garry O'Connor.

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"For the first time, Garry O'Connor reveals Guinness's full story, including how the actor was shaped by his illegitimacy, his strained relationship with his mother, and his search for stability through the Roman Catholic Church. His biography is backed by impeccable research, including interviews with Guinness himself, and contains startling new information about Guinness's childhood, his secret relationships, and the fears that haunted him. This book is a unique portrait of the man behind the indelible performances."--BOOK JACKET.

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