WorldCat Identities

Grobel, Lawrence

Overview
Works: 47 works in 193 publications in 9 languages and 9,135 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: PN1992.4.W553, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Grobel
Climbing higher by Montel Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1999, after almost twenty years of mysterious symptons that he had tried to ignore, Montel Williams, a decorated former naval intelligence officer and Emmy Award-winning talk show host, was finally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Conversations with Capote by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met de Amerikaanse schrijver (1924-1984)
The Hustons by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Pacino in conversation with Lawrence Grobel by Al Pacino( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than a quarter century, Al Pacino has spoken freely and deeply with acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Lawrence Grobel on subjects as diverse as childhood, acting, and fatherhood. Here, for the first time, are the complete conversations and shared observations between the actor and the writer; the result is an intimate and revealing look at one of the most accomplished, and private, artists in the world. Pacino grew up sharing a three-room apartment in the Bronx with nine people in what he describes as his "New York Huckleberry Finn" childhood. Raised mostly by his grandparents and his mother, Pacino began drinking at age thirteen. Shortly after he was admitted to the renowned High School for Performing Arts, his classmates nicknamed him "Marlon," after Marlon Brando, even though Pacino didn't know who Brando was. Renowned acting coach Charlie Laughton saw Pacino when he was nineteen in the stairwell of a Bronx tenement, and the first words out of Laughton's mouth were "You are going to be a star." And so began a fabled, lifelong friendship that nurtured Al through years of not knowing where his next meal would come from until finally -- at age twenty-six -- he landed his first salaried acting job. Grobel and Pacino leave few stones unturned, touching on the times when Pacino played piano in jazz clubs until four a.m. before showing up on the set of Scarecrow a few hours later for a full day's work; when he ate Valium like candy at the Academy Awards; and when he realized he had been in a long pattern of work and drink. As the pivotal character in The Godfather trilogy and the cult classic Scarface, Pacino has enshrined himself in film history. He's worked with most of Hollywood's brightest luminaries such as Francis Ford Coppola, Sidney Lumet, Michael Mann, Norman Jewison, Brian De Palma, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, and Robin Williams, among many others. He was nominated for eight Academy Awards before winning the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Scent of a Woman. Pacino still seems to prefer his work onstage to film and, if he's moved by a script or play, is quick to take parts in independent productions. Al Pacino is an intensely personal window into the life of an artist concerned more with the process of his art than with the fruits of his labor, a creative genius at the peak of his artistic powers who, after all these years, still longs to grow and learn more about his craft. And, for now, it's as close to a memoir as we're likely to get."--Publisher's website
The art of the interview : lessons from a master of the craft by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Art of the Interview, Grobel reveals the most memorable stories from his career, along with examples of the most candid moments from his long list of famous interviewees, from Oscar-winning actors and Nobel laureates to Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and sports figures. Taking us step by step through the interview process, from research and question writing to final editing, The Art of the Interview is a treat for journalists and culture vultures alike."--Jacket
Conversations with Brando by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking with Michener by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endangered species : writers talk about their craft, their visions, their lives by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews in which popular writers talk about their lives and work
Above the line : conversations about the movies by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Marlon Brando by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For ten truly remarkable daysin June 1978, Lawrence Grobel spent every waking minute with legendary actor Marlon Brando and his family on Brando's Tahitian island, Tetiaroa. It was the first time in twenty-five years that Brando, notorious for his reclusive, reticent lifestyle, had granted and extended interview to anyone. Rat press is excited to make Conversations with Marlon Brando available on[c]e more, with new material from Lawrence Grobel added since Brando's death." website
The Hustons : the life and times of a Hollywood dynasty by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this candid biography, newly updated and revised, Lawrence Grobel chronicles the remarkable story of the Huston family, which boasts three Oscar winners, from Walter to John to Angelica, with particular attention to the rich career and tumultuous personal life of director/actor John Huston (1906-1987)."--Page 4 of cover
Al Pacino in his own words : conversations, 1979-2005 by Al Pacino( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait based on twenty-five years of interviews explores some of the Hollywood giant's most crucial life periods, from his childhood and adult relationships to his work in the "Godfather" trilogy and his eight Academy Award nominations
Ich bin schwul, Ich bin süchtig, Ich bin ein Genie by Truman Capote( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations avec Truman Capote by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrevues accordées par Capote à Grobel, entre 1982 et 1984, et commentées par ce dernier. Un trop grand souci de publicité et de scandale nuit à ce livre, par ailleurs intrépide et très décapant (même s'il pèche par excès de mépris)
Conversaciones Con Al Pacino/ Al Pacino, Conversations With Lawrence Grobel( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait based on twenty-five years of interviews explores some of the Hollywood giant's most crucial life periods, from his childhood and adult relationships to his work in the "Godfather" trilogy and his eight Academy Award nominations
Conversations with Robert Evans by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations avec Marlon Brando by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al Pacino im Gespräch mit Lawrence Grobel by Al Pacino( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authorized biography by Lawrence Grobel( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The closest we will ever get to Al Pacino's autobiography - the authorised collection of interviews with Pacino over 25 years by his close friend Larry Grobel
Al Pacino : entretiens avec Lawrence Grobel by Al Pacino( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Climbing higher
Alternative Names
グローベル, ローレンス

Languages
English (105)

German (19)

Spanish (16)

French (5)

Polish (3)

Persian (2)

Italian (2)

Croatian (1)

Czech (1)

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Conversations with CapoteThe HustonsAl Pacino in conversation with Lawrence GrobelThe art of the interview : lessons from a master of the craftConversations with BrandoTalking with MichenerEndangered species : writers talk about their craft, their visions, their livesAbove the line : conversations about the movies