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Higham, Charles 1931-2012

Overview
Works: 155 works in 966 publications in 9 languages and 32,761 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Case studies  Anecdotes  Motion pictures  Personal correspondence  Bibliographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, htt
Classifications: DA581.W5, B
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The Duchess of Windsor : the secret life by Charles Higham( Book )

48 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an intimate portrait of the American woman for whom a British King gave up his throne, and the glamour, rumor, and secrets associated with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Murder in Hollywood : solving a silent screen mystery by Charles Higham( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it was discovered that a famous star of the day had probably killed Taylor, a massive cover-up began - from the removal of crucial evidence to the naming of innocent people as killers - which has continued until now to protect the truth. Murder in Hollywood goes beyond the killing to unearth unknown details about the life of Taylor before his arrival in Hollywood, as well as the stories and histories buried by the crooked authorities and criminals involved in the case. The author's exclusive interviews with the culpable star, his unique possession of long-vanished police records, and the support of the present-day Los Angeles county coroner - who examined the evidence as if the murder had taken place now."
Kate : the life of Katharine Hepburn by Charles Higham( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorized biography of America's female film superstar, Katharine Hepburn
Cary Grant : the lonely heart by Charles Higham( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Grant is one of a handful of actors whose personalities so captivate the moviegoing public that their names become synonymous with the qualities they embody on the screen. Cary Grant = the personification of elegance, wit, and sophistication. A master of light comic acting, seemingly effortless performances earned him a place among Hollywood's most popular male stars. In this biography the authors paint a very different picture--a man who could be debonair, generous and loving-as well as alcoholic, brutally abusive to women and sexually conflicted. All the familiar information is here: born Archibald Leach, Grant remodeled himself from a poor boy in Bristol into a standard of glossy sophistication; he first performed with a troupe of touring acrobatic comedians; he experimented with LSD, and he married five times. There are a few previously unreported tidbits: he beat various girlfriends and wives; he was gifted with a great business sense and invested in a talent agency, thereby secretly becoming his own agent and representing Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo without their knowing it. But it appears that the primary focus of the book is to ''prove'' Grant's bisexuality, which had been rumored since his early Hollywood days, but which Grant always denied
Elizabeth and Philip : the untold story of the Queen of England and her Prince by Charles Higham( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The untold story of the Queen of England and her prince
The adventures of Conan Doyle : the life of the creator of Sherlock Holmes by Charles (Schriftsteller) Higham( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who was also a pioneer in the fields of bird preservation, divorce reform, science fiction, and psychic investigation
Orson Welles, the rise and fall of an American genius by Charles Higham( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the man responsible for the infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast
Howard Hughes : the secret life by Charles Higham( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of millionaire businessman Howard Hughes discussing his public and private life
Trading with the enemy : an exposé of the Nazi-American money plot, 1933-1949 by Charles Higham( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary but true story of the American businessmen who dealt with the Nazis and continued to do so during World War II
Charles Laughton : an intimate biography by Charles Higham( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Britse (film)acteur Charles Laughton (1899-1962), wiens huwelijk met Elsa Lanchester ondanks zijn homoseksualiteit standhield
Errol Flynn : the untold story by Charles Higham( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Errol Flynn could have been tried for treason. The world-famous star could have ended his life on the hangman's noose." In this astonishing statement, best-selling author Charles Higham sums up a theme of his major new biography of the superstar. Behind the fame, the magical movie career that made Flynn a symbol of heroism and patriotic adventure, there was hidden a horrifying secret: he was a spy for the Gestapo, working in harness with a leading SS man, Dr. Hermann F. Erben. Aided by the FBI, army and navy intelligence, and the State Department, Charles Higham has woven a spellbinding story of espionage and doublecross. He shows the industry coverup that hid Flynn's activities from an unsuspecting public. And the audacious maneuver by which Flynn used Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's friendship and trust as an unwitting cover for his treasonable mission. Along with this amazing story, the book discloses Flynn's previously unrevealed sexual encounters with Howard Hughes and Tyrone Power, both of whom were also bisexual; and his one-night stand in New York with Truman Capote. Higham discusses Flynn's activities as international criminal; compulsive thief; committer of manslaughter; smuggler of gold, guns, and drugs. We see Flynn as a man in constant danger. While the career soared in such classics as The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood and Gentlemen Jim, the macho star was threatened by exposure, ruin, and execution. This undercurrent of suspense makes Errol Flynn: The Untold Story a true-life thriller - which comes to an unforgettable climax in the scavenger-filled streets of postwar Shanghai. -- from dust jacket
The films of Orson Welles by Charles Higham( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2020 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bette : the life of Bette Davis by Charles Higham( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Bette Davis; Several Photographs
Cecil B. DeMille by Charles Higham( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Cecil B. DeMille
Merchant of dreams : Louis B. Mayer, M.G.M., and the secret Hollywood by Charles Higham( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the first-time cooperation of Louis B. Mayer's family and surviving associates, Higham tells of the public successes and private agonies of the man who personified the Hollywood mogul
Marlene : the life of Marlene Dietrich by Charles Higham( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Higham geeft een detailistische beschrijving van het leven en de (mannelijke) liefdes van Marlene Dietrich. Het dominante en onafhankelijke karakter van de filmdiva wordt benadrukt. Hoewel de voorflap vermeldt dat Marlene zichzelf een 'biseksueel imago' toemat, komen haar lesbische liefdes in het boek niet ter sprake
The art of the American film, 1900-1971 by Charles Higham( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the American film, 1900-1971
Rose : the life and times of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy by Charles Higham( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent death of America's most famous matriarch signals the end of an amazing era. Now, drawing on hundreds of recently declassified documents, and with the cooperation of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's relatives, among others, New York Times bestselling author Charles Higham chronicles the life of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in this dramatic, moving biography. During her times of glory, agony and ecstasy, Rose gave birth to nine children and to an unforgettable vision of the American Dream. Deeply religious, intensely ambitious for her family, she moved through fascinating worlds: politics, big business, England as the American ambassador's wife, Hollywood, high society, and Washington's inner circles. The tragic deaths of four of her children never shook her faith; she believed despite the worst that God always held her in his hands
American swastika by Charles Higham( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the connections between Americans and Nazis from the 1930s until after World War II. "Documents the covert activities of Nazi collaborators in the Senate and in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church... the protection of Nazi mass murderers by members of the Roosevelt and other administrations." Father Coughlin and Senator Burton K. Wheeler, leader of the America First movement which opposed U.S. intervention in World War II, were supported financially and politically by Germany. Many Americans accepted the identification of Jews with communism, viewed as a greater evil than Nazism. Describes activities of the German American Bund
Lucy : the life of Lucille Ball by Charles Higham( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the comedienne's life through "I Love Lucy" and beyond, including her stormy relationship with Desi, her perfectionism, and her emotional struggles
 
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Murder in Hollywood : solving a silent screen mystery
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Murder in Hollywood : solving a silent screen mysteryKate : the life of Katharine HepburnElizabeth and Philip : the untold story of the Queen of England and her PrinceHoward Hughes : the secret lifeTrading with the enemy : an exposé of the Nazi-American money plot, 1933-1949
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Charles Higham biographe, poète

Charles Higham Brits dichter (1931-2012)

Charles Higham scrittore

Charles Higham Writer

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