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The Resource Preminger : an autobiography, by Otto Preminger

Preminger : an autobiography, by Otto Preminger

Label
Preminger : an autobiography
Title
Preminger
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
by Otto Preminger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"With the same candor that has characterized his life, Otto Preminger--actor, director, producer, and now writer--exposes himself (in writing) as well as an impressive line-up of show business folk in this engrossing memoir. As one of Hol1ywood's pre-eminent directors with 36 films and 32 stage productions to his credit, Preminger reveals the funny, outrageous, and often exasperating moments of his career, and his association with the eccentric, the gracious, the wealthy, the egomaniacal--'the stars.' Beginning his career as an apprentice of Max Reinhardt, Preminger became an instant success as an actor and then as a director. Hollywood called and he went there in 1935. His outspoken manner clashed with the autocratic studio moguls. He was forced to return to New York and find work directing plays on Broadway. He rebounded in 1944 to begin his stormy and remarkably creative period in Hollywood with Laura, his first all-out hit, starring Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, and Dana Andrews. Preminger gives an inside glimpse at shooting such films as Daisy Kenyon with Joan Crawford (whom he considers a remarkable, independent, and generous woman); River of No Return, starring Marilyn Monroe; the all-black productions of Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess, both accused of being racist; The Man With the Golden Arm, with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak; plus such legendary films as Anatomy of a Murder (James Stewart, Lee Remick, and George C. Scott), Exodus (Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint), Advise and Consent (Henry Fonda and Charles Laughton), The Cardinal (Tom Tryon, Romy Schneider), Hurry Sundown (Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Diahann Carroll and Faye Dunaway), and In Harm's Way (John Wayne). Making no bones about naming enemies or exalting his friends, Preminger elaborates on the blacklisting during the fifties and includes his own critique of the critics. Preminger gives us a little more insight into his friend Tallulah Bankhead and her affinity for shocking behavior (with a few choice examples), as well as his opinion of Howard Hughes (a fascinating man, but not all that eccentric). He sets the record straight on a number of his love affairs and marriages, and divulges the story of his relationship with Gypsy Rose Lee and their child, who after Gypsy's death emerged as Erik Preminger. Leaving few stones unturned, this unique "Otto-biography" zooms in on Hollywood through the eyes of one of its most active and highly creative personalities--Preminger!"--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preminger, Otto
Dewey number
  • 791.43/023/0924
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.A3
LC item number
P672 1977
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preminger, Otto
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Producers and directors
Label
Preminger : an autobiography, by Otto Preminger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes "Otto Preminger's stage productions: p. [190]-193
Bibliography note
Filmography: pages 194-199
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My second birthday -- Give my regards to Gilbert Miller -- A small, fatal argument with Darryl Zanuck -- Stage-struck in Vienna -- Max Reinhardt, Marlene Dietrich, and Hedy -- Marion Mill Preminger -- Down and up in New York -- My dear Barrymore -- Margin for error -- Lady on a swing -- Back to Hollywood by the side door -- Laura -- Lady Mendl and the FBI set -- Tallulah and the Lubitsch touch -- The women of Hollywood -- My son Erik -- Life in the sausage factory -- The censors -- Blacklist -- The Thirteenth Letter and a forgettable marriage -- Howard Hughes was not that eccentric -- Marilyn Monroe -- Requiem for a father -- Black is beautiful -- Serge Rubinstein and other fights -- Some lovely people -- Casting about -- Exodus and all that -- Critic's choice and choice critics -- The Cardinal goes to Vienna -- A final marriage
Control code
ocm02595636
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 pages, [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780385034807
Lccn
74018825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)02595636
Label
Preminger : an autobiography, by Otto Preminger
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes "Otto Preminger's stage productions: p. [190]-193
Bibliography note
Filmography: pages 194-199
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My second birthday -- Give my regards to Gilbert Miller -- A small, fatal argument with Darryl Zanuck -- Stage-struck in Vienna -- Max Reinhardt, Marlene Dietrich, and Hedy -- Marion Mill Preminger -- Down and up in New York -- My dear Barrymore -- Margin for error -- Lady on a swing -- Back to Hollywood by the side door -- Laura -- Lady Mendl and the FBI set -- Tallulah and the Lubitsch touch -- The women of Hollywood -- My son Erik -- Life in the sausage factory -- The censors -- Blacklist -- The Thirteenth Letter and a forgettable marriage -- Howard Hughes was not that eccentric -- Marilyn Monroe -- Requiem for a father -- Black is beautiful -- Serge Rubinstein and other fights -- Some lovely people -- Casting about -- Exodus and all that -- Critic's choice and choice critics -- The Cardinal goes to Vienna -- A final marriage
Control code
ocm02595636
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
208 pages, [16] leaves of plates
Isbn
9780385034807
Lccn
74018825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)02595636

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