The Resource All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin, (sound recording)

All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin, (sound recording)

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All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson
Title
All that heaven allows
Title remainder
a biography of Rock Hudson
Statement of responsibility
Mark Griffin
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age. Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the '50s and '60s, Hudson reigned supreme as the king of Hollywood. As an Oscar-nominated leading man, Hudson won acclaim for his performances in glossy melodramas (Magnificent Obsession), western epics (Giant) and blockbuster bedroom farces (Pillow Talk). In the '70s and '80s, Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan and Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty introduced him to a whole new generation of fans. The icon worshipped by moviegoers and beloved by his colleagues appeared to have it all. Yet beneath the suave and commanding star persona, there was an insecure, deeply conflicted, and all too vulnerable human being. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother. Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Hudson was determined to become an actor at all costs. After signing with the powerful but predatory agent Henry Willson, the young hopeful was transformed from a clumsy, tongue-tied truck driver into Universal Studio's resident Adonis. In a more conservative era, Hudson's wholesome, straight arrow screen image was at odds with his closeted homosexuality. As a result of his gay relationships and clandestine affairs, Hudson was continually threatened with public exposure, not only by scandal sheets like Confidential but by a number of his own partners. For years, Hudson dodged questions concerning his private life, but in 1985 the public learned that the actor was battling AIDS. The disclosure that such a revered public figure had contracted the illness focused worldwide attention on the epidemic. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with co-stars, family members and former companions, All that Heaven Allows finally delivers a complete and nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating stars in cinema history. Author Mark Griffin provides new details concerning Hudson's troubled relationships with wife Phyllis Gates and boyfriend Marc Christian. And here, for the first time, is an in-depth exploration of Hudson's classic films, including Written on the Wind, A Farewell to Arms, and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture
  • Draws on dozens of insider interviews in a portrait of the iconic Oscar nominee that discusses his traumatic childhood, sexual orientation and awareness-raising battle with AIDS
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MdPfRBL
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1968-
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Griffin, Mark
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PN2287.H75
LC item number
G75 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Jeremy Arthur
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  • Arthur, Jeremy
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Hudson, Rock
  • Gay men
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
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Label
All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin, (sound recording)
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  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 sound discs (14 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781982551049
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD40262
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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rbcdDD40262
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
All that heaven allows : a biography of Rock Hudson, Mark Griffin, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 sound discs (14 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982551049
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD40262
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD40262
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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