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Amburn, Ellis

Overview
Works: 27 works in 128 publications in 6 languages and 5,386 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3521.E735, B
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Most widely held works about Ellis Amburn
 
Most widely held works by Ellis Amburn
Subterranean Kerouac : the hidden life of Jack Kerouac by Ellis Amburn( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon original interviews, his own relationship with Kerouac, Kerouac's recently published letters, and still-unpublished journals from the Kerouac archives, Ellis Amburn reveals an inner Kerouac that has not appeared in any previous biography. This is the "subterranean" Kerouac whom Amburn, the editor of his last two novels, knew personally, having witnessed the legendary Beat writer's decline into alcoholic despair during the last few years of his life. Perhaps the greatest of Kerouac's conflicts centered around his sexual relationships with men. Amburn recounts what Kerouac himself told him about these experiences, which other biographers have never before reported, and sheds new light on their profound impact on the man who remained convinced until his death that he was not bisexual, and that homosexuality was in fact immoral
The most beautiful woman in the world : the obsessions, passions, and courage of Elizabeth Taylor by Ellis Amburn( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expose of Elizabeth Taylor's private life covers her brain surgery, her successful fragrance line, her recovery from a near nervous breakdown, and her relationships with her husbands and other men
Dark star : the Roy Orbison story by Ellis Amburn( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of the rock star's life and achievements
Buddy Holly : a biography by Ellis Amburn( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly tells how his restrictive youth led him to rebel and take up a career making music that was regarded, at that time, as the work of the devil
Pearl : the obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin : a biography by Ellis Amburn( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Could never sustain a love affair, she hurled herself from one relationship to another, from early liaisons with band members and road crew to serious encounters with Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kris Kristofferson, as well as many female lovers. Janis Joplin had more of everything - problems and passion, fame and disgrace, drugs and booze - and attained a super-stardom that, however brief, places her squarely in the first rank of rock immortals, beside Elvis Presley, the
The sexiest man alive : a biography of Warren Beatty by Ellis Amburn( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth portrait based on interviews with his friends and associates discusses his relationships, marriage to Annette Bening, work with numerous celebrities, 1960s forays into politics, and intensely private personality
Olivia de Havilland and the golden age of Hollywood by Ellis Amburn( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a riveting, life-size portrait of a bold, courageous, and infinitely talented woman, brought vividly to life in her first full-scale biography--a life as turbulent, moving, and sometimes as harrowing as her celebrated films Hush ... hush, sweet Charlotte, The adventures of Robin Hood, The snake pit, To each his own, The heiress, and, of course, Gone with the wind. The book benefits tremendously from the author's wide personal acquaintance with many of the key figures in Olivia de Havilland's life and career. Olivia's story is the history of American moviemaking from the 1930s to the 1960s, and this book is rich in anecdotes involving the glittering personalities of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Vivien Leigh, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Mickey Rooney, James Cagney, and Victor Fleming. Celebrated as a beauty ever since her debut as a teenager in Max Reinhardt's spectacular stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Hollywood Bowl, Olivia attracted some of the most powerful and desirable men of her time, including future U.S. presidents, actors, and directors. The great love of her life was Errol Flynn, her dashing costar in eight films, but perhaps her most fulfilling love was John Huston, the gifted, mercurial, enigmatic, and ruthless director of her film In This Our Life. Both of her marriages--to writers Marcus Goodrich and Pierre Galante--are detailed, including Goodrich's brutal attacks, which made her fear for her life and that of their young son Benjamin. The dark side of Hollywood's Golden Age is laid bare, including the abusive working conditions, the Communist witch hunt, and the big studios' murky backroom maneuverings that robbed stars of their rightful share of huge loan-out fees, and reduced them to virtual slavery by unfairly extending seven-year contracts. Olivia was the only star who fought back and won, successfully suing Warner Brothers. From the instant one begins this biography and experiences the author's relationship with Olivia de Havilland, it is clear that the book will be a unique, you-are there, compelling read, one that brilliantly portrays the incandescent star of Gone with the Wind, whose personal life was marked by triumph--two best-actress Oscars--as well as tragedy."--Jacket
Buddy Holly : the real story by Ellis Amburn( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holly was the personification of the American dream, and he died tragically at the age of twenty-two, but there was another side to him. Based on interviews with Holly's family, friends and lovers, this book reveals the truth behind the myth of the rock and roll star. 1995
Elizabeth Taylor : the obsessions, passions and courage of a Hollywood legend by Ellis Amburn( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Taylor by Ellis Amburn( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Russian and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexiest man alive : Warren Beatty : the biography by Ellis Amburn( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den amerikanske filmskuespiller Warren Beatty (f. 1937)
The most beautiful woman in the world : [the obsessions, passions, and courage of Elizabeth Taylor] by Ellis Amburn( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author uses "previously untapped primary sources to reveal the tragedies and triumphs of Elizabeth Taylor's exciting and tumultuous life."
Dark star : the tragic story of Roy Orbison by Ellis Amburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most beautiful woman in the world by Ellis Amburn( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American icon for more than half a century, Elizabeth Taylor continues to fascinate the American public. No other celebrity has received such overwhelming scrutiny, stirred so much scandal, or alternately been the target of worship and condemnation.]
Warren Beatty : a biography by Ellis Amburn( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perła : obsesje i namiętności Janis Joplin by Ellis Amburn( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Polish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark star : the Roy Orbison story by Ellis Amburn( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Orbison, a man of contradictions and conflict, gentle and softly spoken yet dangerous and always attended by misfortune. His extraordinary string of hits came in the early sixties. Then his career and personal fortunes plummeted, making his story one of the saddest in the history of rock music
Pearl : Janis Joplin: obsessies en hartstochten by Ellis Amburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse popzangeres (1943-1970)
Cercando un uomo da amare : le passioni e le ossessioni di Janis Joplin by Ellis Amburn( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark star : the Roy Orbinson story by Ellis Amburn( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Subterranean Kerouac : the hidden life of Jack Kerouac
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The most beautiful woman in the world : the obsessions, passions, and courage of Elizabeth TaylorBuddy Holly : a biographyPearl : the obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin : a biographyThe sexiest man alive : a biography of Warren BeattyBuddy Holly : the real storyElizabeth Taylor : the obsessions, passions and courage of a Hollywood legendThe most beautiful woman in the world : [the obsessions, passions, and courage of Elizabeth Taylor]The most beautiful woman in the world
Alternative Names

controlled identityDouglas, Edward, 1933-

Amburn, Ellis Edward.

Douglas, Edward.

Ellis Amburn American book editor

Ellis Amburn Amerikaans biograaf

Ellis Amburn biógrafu estauxunidense

Эмбурн Эллис

アンバーン, エリス

Languages
English (106)

Polish (8)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (1)