WorldCat Identities

Eliot, Marc

Works: 64 works in 382 publications in 10 languages and 24,185 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN2287.E37, 791.43028092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marc Eliot
Cary Grant : the biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the charismatic actor provides a look at his turbulent personal life and extraordinary Hollywood career, offering a glimpse of his troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, dabbling with LSD, and other dramatic episodes
American rebel : the life of Clint Eastwood by Marc Eliot( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-researched, updated, and comprehensive biography of the motion picture actor and Oscar-winning director of Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby
Walt Disney : Hollywood's dark prince : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwilling to "prove" his own identity, he feared he had actually been adopted in infancy and was illegitimate. He spent a lifetime searching for his real mother. Marc Eliot shows how these psycho-sexual conflicts drove Walt to the depths of lifelong despair and how they found expression in his "classic" animated characters and films, now so deeply embedded in American culture. In fact, they were created by a man who used the wealth and prestige they gave him to mold a
Jimmy Stewart : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a portrait of the private life of the beloved American film star, following Stewart from his small-town Pennsylvania youth, to the heights of Hollywood stardom, to his distinguished military service, and his family life
I feel good : a memoir of a life of soul by James Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular singer shares his journey from a humble childhood in Georgia to the heights of American music, tracing his success in the world of R & B and his turbulent, frequently destructive personal life
Michael Douglas : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood's most successful stars, from critically acclaimed and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot Through determination, inventiveness, and charisma, Michael Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to become his own man and one of the film industry's most formidable players. Overcoming the curse of failure that haunts the sons and daughters of Hollywood celebrities, Michael became a sensation when he successfully brought One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring his friend Jack Nicholson, to the screen after numerous setbacks, including his father's own failed attempts to make it happen. This 1975 box-office phenomenon won Michael his first Oscar (the film won five total, including Best Picture), an award Kirk hadn't won at the time, and solidified the turbulent, competitive father-son relationship that would shape Michael's career and personal life. In the decades that followed, Michael established a reputation for taking chances on new talent and projects by producing and starring in the hugely successful Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile movies, while cultivating a multifaceted acting persona'edgy, rebellious, and a little dark'in such films as Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and Disclosure. Yet as his career thrived, Michael's personal life floundered, with an unhappy and tumultuous first marriage, rumors of infidelity (especially with leading ladies such as Kathleen Turner), and a headline-grabbing stint in rehab. Rocked by a series of tragedies, including Kirk's strokes, his son Cameron's incarceration, and his own fight against throat cancer, Michael has emerged triumphant, healthy, and happy in his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh actress twenty-five years his junior, and their new young family. In Michael Douglas, Marc Eliot brings into sharp focus this incredible career, complicated personal life, and legendary Hollywood family. Eliot's fascinating portrait of the lows and remarkable highs in Michael's life'including the thorny yet influential relationship with his father'breaks boundaries in understanding the life and work of a true American film star
Steve McQueen : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve McQueen is one of America's legendary movie stars, also known for his turbulent life off-screen and his impeccable style. His physical beauty, his soft-spoken manner, his tough but tender roughness, and his aching vulnerability had women swooning and men wanting to be just like him. Today--nearly thirty years after he lost his battle against cancer at the age of fifty--McQueen remains "The King of Cool." Yet few know the truth of what bubbled beneath his composed exterior. Now, film historian Marc Eliot chronicles McQueen's tumultuous life, from his hardscrabble childhood to his rise to Hollywood superstar, to his struggles with alcohol and drugs and his fervor for racing fast cars and motorcycles, disclosing intimate details of his three marriages as well as his numerous affairs. Perhaps his greatest talent was to be able to convince audiences that he was who he really wasn't, even as he tried to prove to himself that he wasn't who he really was.--From publisher description
Take it from me : life's a struggle but you can win by Erin Brockovich( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Brochovich's life, discussing her marriages, divorces, and children; her battle on behalf of the residents of Hinkley, California; and the aftermath of the fame she received due to the movie portraying her story
Reagan : the Hollywood years by Marc Eliot( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular culture biographer Eliot offers a new look at Ronald Reagan's neglected and misunderstood career in Hollywood, spotlighting how it took him from leading man to president of the Screen Actors Guild, and ultimately to world leader.--Adapted from publisher description
American titan : searching for John Wayne by Marc Eliot( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times best-selling biographer of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood comes a major, in-depth look at one of the most enduring American film icons of all time
Rockonomics : the money behind the music by Marc Eliot( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met reg. Bibliografie : p.276-279 Aandacht voor de financiële zijde van popmuziek. Daarbij treden zowel bekende artiesten op de voorgrond als de mensen die achter de schermen zaken doen. Het belicht de schaduwzijde van de popmuziek: de "payola" schandalen van Alan Freed en Dick Clarc, het opnemen van songs van anderen op voorwaarde dat de vertolker als 'co-writer' wordt opgenomen en de verdeling van royalties en andere inkomsten onder de artiesten en de managers, platenbonzen en dergelijke
To the limit : the untold story of the Eagles by Marc Eliot( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-scale biography of the Eagles offers an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes glimpse of rock 'n' roll life, following the band from their early career, to their self-destructive, decadent fall into the excesses of the 1970s, to their remarkable comeback
Kato Kaelin : the whole truth, the real story of O.J., Nicole, and Kato from the actual tapes by Marc Eliot( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Brian "Kato" Kaelin who rented the guest house of Nicole Simpson and lived in the guest house at O.J. Simpson's estate. Focuses on differences between what Kaelin said in taped interviews with the author and what he said as a witness at the trial
My life in spite of myself by Roy Clark( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a boy from a small town in Virginia who became a successful country music performer, recording artist, and spent 24 years as host of "Hee-Haw."
Down thunder road : the making of Bruce Springsteen by Marc Eliot( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gritty reality of Springsteen's rock and roll career--from his troubled childhood, to early band frustrations, to marital and legal difficulties as he became a superstar. Here is Springsteen as you've never seen him before--raw, out-of-control, self-destructive, yet bursting with creative energy and passion. With dozens of never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia, Marc Eliot illuminates the reality behind the myth. Down Thunder Road is the ultimate story of
Love unlimited : insights on life and love by Barry White( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his much anticipated memoir, Barry White, the international pop and R & B legend whose music has carried countless couples from first kisses to the walk down the aisle, takes his legendary singing voice from the airwaves to the page
Ordinary girl : the journey by Donna Summer( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular singer-songwriter describes her journey from Boston choir girl to her rise to pop stardom at the center of the 1970s disco era, revealing the decadent lifestyle and turbulent spiritual odyssey that followed
American rebel : the life of Clint Eastwood by Marc Eliot( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In American Rebel, Marc Eliot examines the ever-exciting, often tumultuous arc of Clint Eastwood's life and career, from his days as a disaffected college dropout to his rise to fame as the archetypal loner to his acceptance into the pantheon as a multiple Academy Award winner
Vicki! : the true-life adventures of Miss Fireball by Vicki Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her own funny and touching style, Vicki shares her observations on relationships, motherhood, and being a woman in a man's world. She details her trials - including behind-the-scenes battles with television executives - and her personal and professional triumphs. Filled with often hilarious anecdotes about some of the biggest names in Hollywood and candid photos from her life and career, Vicki! is the true-life story of one of America's great comedic talents - the girl next door who made it in Hollywood!
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Cary Grant : the biography
Alternative Names
엘리어트, 마크

엘리엇, 마크

エリオット, マーク

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American rebel : the life of Clint EastwoodWalt Disney : Hollywood's dark prince : a biographyJimmy Stewart : a biographyI feel good : a memoir of a life of soulSteve McQueen : a biographyTake it from me : life's a struggle but you can winReagan : the Hollywood yearsRockonomics : the money behind the music