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Richard Burton : prince of players

Author: Michael Munn
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a small mining village in Wales to Hollywood's silver screen, Richard Burton broke every rule in his quest for the American Dream. Burton was known for his charisma, his explosive temper, his excessive carousing, and, above all, his stunning command of stage and screen. Munn's biography covers everything from Burton's early days on the London stage, to his star performance in Broadway's Camelot, to his wild  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Burton; Richard Burton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Munn
ISBN: 9781602393554 1602393559
OCLC Number: 225847057
Notes: "A Herman Graf book."
Description: xi, 260 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 From the Land of Heroes 1 --
Chapter 2 The Turning Point 13 --
Chapter 3 Phil 19 --
Chapter 4 From Jenkins to Burton 27 --
Chapter 5 The Myth Maker 34 --
Chapter 6 The Thing in his Head 43 --
Chapter 7 The Reluctant Husband 48 --
Chapter 8 The Watchful Celt 56 --
Chapter 9 Hollywood Hellraising 64 --
Chapter 10 Lust and Life at 20th Century Fox 71 --
Chapter 11 To Be Or Not To Be In Love With Claire 82 --
Chapter 12 A Rich Socialist 91 --
Chapter 13 Look Back in Joy 98 --
Chapter 14 I Wonder Who the King is Screwing Tonight 108 --
Chapter 15 Liz and Dick 114 --
Chapter 16 The Best Bad Priest in the Business 133 --
Chapter 17 No More Marriages 144 --
Chapter 18 For the Money, We Will Dance 153 --
Chapter 19 Hollywood vs the Bard: The Culture Clash 160 --
Chapter 20 The Dark Side 169 --
Chapter 21 Fighting Germans and Villains 182 --
Chapter 22 Spiralling Downward 190 --
Chapter 23 The End of the Adventure 199 --
Chapter 24 Been There, Done That 212 --
Chapter 25 Rock Bottom But Not Out 219 --
Chapter 26 Top of the Heap Again 229 --
Chapter 27 The Prince is Dead 240 --
The Plays, Films and Television Works of Richard Burton 247.
Responsibility: Michael Munn.
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From a small mining village in Wales to Hollywood's silver screen, Richard Burton broke every rule in his quest for the American Dream. Burton was known for his charisma, his explosive temper, his excessive carousing, and, above all, his stunning command of stage and screen. Munn's biography covers everything from Burton's early days on the London stage, to his star performance in Broadway's Camelot, to his wild nights in Hollywood with the likes of Errol Flynn, Peter O'Toole, and Frank Sinatra. Twice married to Elizabeth Taylor, he is now revealed to have been one of Marilyn Monroe's secret lovers; in this, the first full-length biography, are details of his licit and illicit relationships with Hollywood's most iconic stars.--From publisher description.

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