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A hundred or more hidden things : the life and films of Vincente Minnelli

Author: Mark Griffin
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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In this biography, Griffin, a writer and reviewer, traces the life and films of filmmaker Vincente Minelli (1903-1986), director of Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, and Gigi. Drawing from interviews with actors, colleagues, and friends (but neither of his daughters), Griffin recounts his childhood, unconventional upbringing, ambiguous sexuality, the autobiographical nature of his work, his work with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vincente Minnelli; Vincente Minnelli
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Griffin
ISBN: 9780786720996 0786720999
OCLC Number: 435418286
Description: xix, 346 p.: ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Delaware days --
Window dressing the world --
A glorious garden of wonders --
"A new genius rises in the theatre" --
A small but exquisite talent --
"A piece of good luck" --
"Honey in the honeycomb" --
5135 Kensington Avenue --
"A joy forever, a sweet endeavor--
" --
"If I had you" --
Dada, Dali, and technicolor --
Undercurrent --
Voodoo --
"I am Madame Bovary" --
"A few words about weddings--
" --
The time in his mind --
Tribute to a bad man --
New sun in the sky --
Almost like being in love --
Cobwebs --
Stranger in paradise --
Maelstroms and madmen --
Sister boy --
"There'll be some changes made" --
Unacceptable, objectionable, and unclean --
A glittering tiara --
Some came running --
"Minnelli's Texas" --
Better than a dream --
Apocalypse --
Don't blame me --
Happy problems --
Identity theft --
The shadow of your smile --
"At best, confused" --
On a clear day --
A matter of time --
Lonely feet.
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A biography of Vincente Minnelli that explores the Academy Award-winning director's personal life and sexuality in the context of his extraordinary career. He was the Oscar-winning director of such  Read more...

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Robert Hofler, author of "Party Animals" and "The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson" "Finally, the definitive biography of Vincente Minnelli. Mark Griffin has put in the necessary leg work interviewing Read more...

 
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The Book Minnelli Deserves

by AnniePoult (WorldCat user published 2011-03-20) Very Good Permalink

I asked a librarian friend to recommend a good book on old Hollywood and he gave this one a glowing endorsement.  Before starting "A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli," I knew the basics about Minnelli (Judy, Liza and Gigi) but this first rate...
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