How to be a movie star Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood

William J. Mann

Book - 2009

Despite all the gossip, the larger-than-life personality and influence of this very human woman has never been captured. Biographer Mann uses untapped sources and conversations to show how she ignited the sexual revolution with her on- and off-screen passions, helped kick down the studio system by taking control of her own career, and practically invented the big business of celebrity star-making. And he tells the full truth without losing Taylor's magic, daring, or wit. But it is the priva...te Elizabeth that will surprise-- a woman of heart and loyalty, who defends underdogs, a savvy professional whose anger at the studio's treatment of her led to a lifelong battle against that very system. Here is Elizabeth Taylor as she was meant to be, leading her epic life on her own terms, playing the game of supreme stardom at which she remains, to this day, unmatched.--From publisher description.

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Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009.
Physical Description
484 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-458) and index.
Main Author
William J. Mann (-)
  • How to be a movie star
  • When in Rome
  • Educating a movie star
  • The most exciting girl
  • Acting out
  • Over the top
  • Protecting interests
  • A second chance on life
  • No deodorant like success
  • Rewriting the rules
  • Epilogue: how to stay a movie star.