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 - The Richard Burton Diaries
The Richard Burton Diaries

Irresistibly magnetic on stage, mesmerizing in movies, seven times an Academy Award nominee, Richard Burton rose from humble beginnings in Wales to become Hollywood's most highly paid actor and one of England's most admired Shakespearean performers. His epic romance with Elizabeth Taylor, his legendary drinking and story-telling, his dazzling purchases (enormous diamonds, a jet, homes on several continents), and his enormous talent kept him constantly in the public eye. Yet the man behind the celebrity façade carried a surprising burden of insecurity and struggled with the peculiar challenges of a life lived largely in the spotlight. This volume publishes Burton's extensive personal diaries in their entirety for the first time. His writings encompass many years—from 1939, when he was still a teenager, to 1983, the year before his death—and they reveal him in his most private moments, pondering his triumphs and demons, his loves and his heartbreaks. The diary entries appear in their original sequence, with annotations to clarify people, places, books, and events Burton mentions. From these hand-written pages emerges a multi-dimensional man, no mere flashy celebrity. While Burton touched shoulders with shining lights—among them Olivia de Havilland, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom...

  • Brand: Brand: Yale University Press
  • ASIN: 0300180101
 - A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story

A touching memoir of Christmas past by the renowned late actor focuses on a young boy who, on Christmas eve, is obsessed with the idea that his sister is about to die

  • ASIN: 0393030342
 - RICHARD BURTON: A Richard Burton Biography
RICHARD BURTON: A Richard Burton Biography

RICHARD BURTON: A Richard Burton Biography Richard Burton was a coal miner’s son who went to Oxford and became one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of his time. He had his demons – a penchant for drink and women, the occasional cruel tongue, a kind of wildness - but he had a love of books and a gift for words, mixing Shakespeare and intelligent conversation with wit and self-deprecating humor. He was charming and generous. He was a compelling actor to watch and listen to. He had intelligence, intensity and rakish appeal. He wasn’t just handsome, he was magnetic. He was so much more than the parasitic scandal that has become to be attached to him, sucking on the life blood of what should be a more vital, more fitting memory. A man, after all, should not be remembered solely for his biggest – even if it they are also his most beautiful – mistakes.

  • ASIN: 1983355119
 - Richard Burton: A Life
Richard Burton: A Life

Offers a well-rounded account of a complex man who left behind a legacy of superlative acting, as well as personal struggles and crises

  • ASIN: 0316105953
 - Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

He was a tough-guy Welshman softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman. She was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty, and their fiery romance—often called "the marriage of the century"—was the most notorious, publicized, and celebrated love affair of its day. Shocking and unsparing in its honesty, Furious Love explores the very public marriage of "Liz and Dick" as well as the private struggles of Elizabeth and Richard. But it is much more than a celebrity biography; it's an honest yet sympathetic portrait of a man, a woman, and a passion that shocked and mesmerized the world.

  • ASIN: 0061562858
 - Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed
Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed

ON SCREEN THEY WERE STARS. "A portrait of four profoundly flawed yet awesome leading men, as well as a window into a time when glamour was sacrosanct and when stardom was achieved rather than manufactured." ―Playboy"As the colorful anecdotes collected in this book make clear, some stars are born rather than made."―New York Post"Sellers's outrageously entertaining history proves that today's celebrities don't have much on Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed."―The Daily Beast"Hellraisers takes us back to the glory days of stage and screen actors Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed."―Connecticut NewsOFF SCREEN THEY WERE LEGENDS!"So wonderfully captures the wanton belligerence of both binging and stardom you almost feel the guys themselves are telling the tales."―GQ"Like the rejuvenating martinis and blurry haze of cigarettes in Mad Men, Robert Sellers's nostalgic Hellraisers . . . amounts to an unapologetic celebration of the plastered and the damned."―The Wall Street Journal"A rowdy collection of greatest hits."―The New York Times"An incredibly entertaining series of anecdotes, interspersed with unpretentious and conversational interviews―all about drinking."―Los Angeles Times"The most outrageous film book of t...

  • ASIN: 0312668147
 - Beautiful Ruins: A Novel
Beautiful Ruins: A Novel

  • Brand: Harper
  • ASIN: B006NZDO40
 - Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole & Oliver Reed
Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole & Oliver Reed

The highly entertaining biography of four charismatic and much-loved actors follows them through five decades of boozing, brawling and braggadocio.“God put me on this earth to raise sheer hell.” Richard Burton“I was a sinner. I slugged some people. I hurt many people. And it’s true, I never looked back to see the casualties.” Richard Harris“Booze is the most outrageous of all drugs, which is why I chose it.” Peter O’Toole“I don’t have a drink problem. But if that was the case and doctors told me I had to stop, I’d like to think I would be brave enough to drink myself into the grave.” Oliver ReedThis is the story of four of the greatest thespian boozers who ever walked — or staggered — off a film set into a pub. It’s a story of drunken binges of near biblical proportions, parties and orgies, broken marriages, drugs, riots and wanton sexual conquests. And yet these piss-artists were seemingly immune from the law. They got away with it because of their extraordinary acting talent and because the public loved them. They were truly the last of a breed, the last of the movie hellraisers.

  • ASIN: 1848090188
 - Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry

"Here, in my own words and as I remember them, are my cherished stories about a lifetime of fun and love and laughter...I've never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I'm here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty." --Elizabeth Taylor She has mesmerized movie audiences since her debut in National Velvet at the age of twelve, dazzled both men and women with her luminous beauty and iconic presence, displayed shrewd business acumen by creating a line of fragrances with unparalleled success, and her AIDS activism has been a call to arms for people around the world. She is Hollywood's greatest living star and a living legendElizabeth Taylor. One of her greatest passions is jewelry, and over the years she has amassed one of the world's foremost collections. By the time she was in her thirties, Elizabeth Taylor already owned an outstanding set of Burmese rubies and diamonds from Cartier, a fantastic emerald and diamond suite from Bulgari, and the 33.19-carat Krupp diamond, a gift from Richard Burton. That ring was later eclipsed by a subsequent gift from Burton, when he bought a staggering 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond. Newly named the Taylor-Burton Diamond, it catapulted Elizabeth Taylor into that rarefied pantheon of great jewelry collec...

  • ASIN: 0743236645
 - Rich: The life of Richard Burton
Rich: The life of Richard Burton

This is the first biography of the actor, Richard Burton, to be supported by his own 300,000-word unpublished journals that cover the years of his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor, plus all his papers and unpublished memoirs of his adopted father. Many of those close to Burton have talked for the first time, including his daughter Kate, his elder sister Cis, who brought him up as her own after the death of his mother when he was two years old and the teacher Philip Burton who adopted him and gave him his name. Bragg has also had the benefit of conversations with actors and close friends, including Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Hordern, Lauren Bacall, Robert Hardy, John Neville, Emlyn Williams, John Le Carre and Alec Guinness. Here, the actor who was born Richard Jenkins, the twelfth child of a South Wales miner, stands revealed as never before, often in his own words. After a scholarship to Oxford, a brilliant career in the theatre, then Hollywood and films like "The Robe", his career blossomed with "Camelot" and "Cleopatra" after which he married co-star Elizabeth Taylor. Further films intervened, then, in quick succession, he divorced Elizabeth Taylor, married Suzy Hunt and re-married Taylor, divorced her and married Sally Burton. In the book he discusses marriage, women, his work,...

  • ASIN: 0340405376
 - The Life of Sir Richard Burton
The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • ASIN: 140431315X
 - Shadowplay
Shadowplay

'Joseph O’Connor is a very great artist and storyteller. The quotient of enjoyment in his extraordinary new novel is stupendous' Sebastian Barry1878: The Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation, outspoken and generous of heart; and ever following along behind them in the shadows is the unremarkable theatre manager, Bram Stoker. Fresh from life in Dublin as a clerk, Bram may seem the least colourful of the trio but he is wrestling with dark demons in a new city, in a new marriage, and with his own literary aspirations. As he walks the London streets at night, streets haunted by the Ripper and the gossip which swirls around his friend Oscar Wilde, he finds new inspiration. But the Chief is determined that nothing will get in the way of his manager’s devotion to the Lyceum and to himself. And both men are enchanted by the beauty and boldness of the elusive Ellen. This exceptional novel explores the complexities of love that stands dangerously outside social convention, the restlessness of creativit...

  • ASIN: 1787300846
 - Letters from an Actor
Letters from an Actor

Although they deal mainly with the Gielgud-Burton performance of Hamlet, these letters by an important cast member reveal much about general theater life

  • ASIN: 0879100079
 - HOLLYWOOD ICONS VOLUME 3: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor - 2 Books in 1
HOLLYWOOD ICONS VOLUME 3: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor - 2 Books in 1

HOLLYWOOD ICONS VOLUME 3: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor - 2 Books in 1 Featuring…  *Richard Burton *Elizabeth Taylor 2 Great Books in 1! Richard Burton Richard Burton was a coal miner’s son who went to Oxford and became one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of his time. He had his demons – a penchant for drink and women, the occasional cruel tongue, a kind of wildness - but he had a love of books and a gift for words, mixing Shakespeare and intelligent conversation with wit and self-deprecating humor. He was charming and generous. He was a compelling actor to watch and listen to. He had intelligence, intensity and rakish appeal. He wasn’t just handsome, he was magnetic. He was so much more than the parasitic scandal that has become to be attached to him, sucking on the life blood of what should be a more vital, more fitting memory. A man, after all, should not be remembered solely for his biggest – even if it they are also his most beautiful – mistakes. Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Taylor is among the last – if not the last – legend to come out of the Golden Age of Hollywood. For most of her life, she was chief transmitter of Tinsel Town’s illusion and fantasy. She was“Movie Star” par excellence. Not just by acting chops, though these she had ...

  • ASIN: 1983354856
 - Hollywood's 10 Greatest Actresses: Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, and Joan Crawford
Hollywood's 10 Greatest Actresses: Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, and Joan Crawford

*Includes pictures. *Includes a unique introduction of each actress. *Includes quotes by the actresses about their lives and careers. *Includes bibliographies of each actress for further reading. In 1999, the American Film Institute released its list of the 50 greatest Hollywood stars of the 20th century, and selecting the 10 best actresses out of the bunch was certainly a tall task. The competition was so stacked that women like Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth were not even among the Top 10. So who were the Top 10 women selected by the AFI? Aside from being one of the most recognized and acclaimed actresses in history, Katharine Hepburn’s career is also of great importance because she forced Americans to reevaluate their expectations for female behavior, both in films themselves and off the movie set as well. As society began to pay greater attention to the importance of strong roles for women, Hepburn’s career gained an even greater importance as a fiercely individual figure who offered a daring alternative to the conventions of femininity that had long existed in American culture. Bette Davis presided over Hollywood at a time in which the film industry was at its most influential. Every actress from Katharine Hepburn to Ingrid Bergman and Ginger Rodgers, t...

  • ASIN: 1494789043
 - Laurence Olivier and Richard Burton: The Lives and Careers of Britain's Most Famous Shakespearean Actors
Laurence Olivier and Richard Burton: The Lives and Careers of Britain's Most Famous Shakespearean Actors

*Includes pictures*Includes the actors' quotes about their lives and careers*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsOf all the great actors of the 20th century, none personifies acting royalty more than Laurence Olivier, and some of this is simply due to the fact that he was actually knighted in 1947, along with a lengthy list of other honors that include being named a life peer in 1970 and admission to the Order of Merit in 1984. To speak of The Right Honourable Lord Laurence Olivier is not a figure of speech but rather a fact. Of course, in addition to the literal sense of the term, there is undeniably a manner in which Laurence Olivier qualifies as acting royalty, as it is not for nothing that Spencer Tracy once referred to Olivier as “the greatest actor in the English-speaking world” (Bacall). It is also important to note that Tracy refers to Olivier not as a film or theater actor specifically, because much of Olivier’s lofty standing derives from his ability to successfully navigate different mediums like stage, film, and television. The breadth of mediums in which he worked, the various roles he inhabited within them (actor, producer, director), and the formidable time span of his career lend Olivier’s career a s...

  • ASIN: B01JFJSJWC
 - Richard Burton: Prince of Players
Richard Burton: Prince of Players

The whirlwind life of one of old Hollywood’s biggest stars.From the depths of a small mining village in Wales to a star of Hollywood’s silver screen, Richard Burton broke every rule in his quest for the American Dream. Burton made sure that he sipped the cup of life at its fullest. Twice married to Elizabeth Taylor, he is now revealed to have been one of Marilyn Monroe’s secret lovers. The details of these licit and illicit relationships with Hollywood’s most iconic stars will titillate and shock both newcomers to Burton’s story and those already familiar with his fame. 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. Burton was known for his charisma, his explosive temper, his excessive carousing, and, above all, his stunning command of stage and screen. This first-ever look at the real Richard Burton is a must-read for any follower of film, history, and the rise of celebrity in America.Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies ...

  • ASIN: 1634502523
 - International Stars at War: Movie Actors in Service to Their Countries
International Stars at War: Movie Actors in Service to Their Countries

The last in a popular series on movie stars in the military, this handsome book provides readers with a guide to film actors of many nations who served in various branches of their own military forces. Because they appeared in Hollywood movies, many of these figures will be familiar to Americans.A few even won Oscars. Others worked closer to home but are still readily recognizable. Most of them date their service to World War II, and the preponderance is British. Among the more than sixty stars featured are the British actors Richard Attenborough, Richard Burton, Michael Caine, Royal Navy gunner Sean Connery, Alex Guinness, Rex Harrison, Anthony Hopkins (who spent a year with the Royal Artillery during the Cold War), Ray Milland, Roger Moore (a first lieutenant with the Royal Army in occupied West Germany after World War II), David Niven, Michael Rennie, and Peter Ustinov. Those from Canada include Lorne Greene, Raymond Massey, and Walter Pidgeon. The Frenchmen include Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer. Also featured are Laurence Harvey of South Africa, Peter Finch of Australia, Oskar Werner of Germany, Toshiro Mifune of Japan, and Audrey Hepburn, who as a child was a courier for World War II resistance fighters in Holland.While the book focuses on the stars' military experienc...

  • Brand: Brand: Naval Institute Press
  • ASIN: 1557509654

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