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Eliot, Marc

Works: 78 works in 546 publications in 11 languages and 24,037 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN2287.G675, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marc Eliot
Cary Grant : the biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,989 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 )

34 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,845 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
Jimmy Stewart : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,583 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
Walt Disney : Hollywood's dark prince : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone remembers him as the creator of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bambi, Dumbo, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Fantasia. His films and characters inspired the great Disney theme parks. A creative genius, Walt Disney brought love and laughter to children everywhere. Now for the first time, Marc Eliot presents the real Walt Disney. The author reveals Walt Disney's twenty-five-year association with J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, serving as a Hollywood-based official informant before being promoted to the rank of Special Agent in Charge, rooting out Communists, subversives, and Jews. A lifelong anti-Semite, he absorbed his prejudice from his father, a strict fundamentalist who believed in corporal punishment and forced child labor. Walt Disney's phobic behavior is examined in detail, as is his obsessive hand-washing, heavy drinking, and sexual inadequacies. Unwilling to accept his father's violence as a form of love, and 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 nightmare empire of vengeance and power. Told against a panoramic view of Hollywood's golden age of glamour and backdoor politics, Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince is a fascinating work that concludes with a look into the Disney empire as it exists today
Steve McQueen : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,276 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
Nicholson : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive portrait of the iconic Hollywood star draws on new research and insider interviews to cover his New Jersey upbringing, his early years with Hanna-Barbera, his private life, and his considerable film achievements
Michael Douglas : a biography by Marc Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood's most successful stars, from critically acclaimed and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot. Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk, to establish a reputation for producing and starring in hugely successful movies. While cultivating a multifaceted action persona, his personal life floundered amid a series of tragedies, until Douglas emerged triumphant. Eliot shows how Douglas' life and work broke boundaries
American titan : searching for John Wayne by Marc Eliot( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,066 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
I feel good : a memoir of a life of soul by James Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,017 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
Reagan : the Hollywood years by Marc Eliot( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 962 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
Take it from me : life's a struggle but you can win by Erin Brockovich( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 924 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
Charlton Heston : Hollywood's last icon by Marc Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The award-winning author of Walt Disney draws on firsthand diaries, letters and estate records in a portrait of the Hollywood icon, political activist and NRA president that explores Heston's storied career and role in Hollywood mythology,"--NoveList
Rockonomics : the money behind the music by Marc Eliot( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rockonomics you will discover how Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra cut themselves in for songwriting credit as payment for agreeing to record a tune; the inside story of Dick Clark and Alan Freed, whose business practices were notably similar, but who came out of the payola scandal with careers heading in opposite directions; why, on his first three albums, Bruce Springsteen received nine cents an album to his manager's thirty-six cents; updates on the Beatles $80 million lawsuit, and new lawsuits since this book's original publication, including Billy Joel's; plus, the phenomenon of rap, the death of Bill Graham, the new "political correctness" of rock, a financial report on the state of the business through the first third of the nineties, and much more."--BOOK JACKET
To the limit : the untold story of the Eagles by Marc Eliot( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 687 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
My life in spite of myself by Roy Clark( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 582 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."
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 582 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
Death of a rebel by Marc Eliot( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down thunder road : the making of Bruce Springsteen by Marc Eliot( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Springsteen and how he became a star
Love unlimited : insights on life and love by Barry White( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 477 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 between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 411 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
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Cary Grant : the biography
American rebel : the life of Clint EastwoodJimmy Stewart : a biographyWalt Disney : Hollywood's dark prince : a biographySteve McQueen : a biographyNicholson : a biographyMichael Douglas : a biographyAmerican titan : searching for John WayneI feel good : a memoir of a life of soul
Alternative Names
Marc Eliot American biographer

Marc Eliot biógrafu estauxunidense

Marc Eliot US-amerikanischer Biograph

엘리어트, 마크 1946-

엘리엇, 마크 1946-

エリオット, マーク

エリオット, マーク 1946-