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William Wyler: The Authorized Biography

Madsen, Axel

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ISBN 10: 0690000839 / ISBN 13: 9780690000832
Published by Crowell, 1973
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Inscribed (to poet and composer Rod McKuen) and SIGNED by William Wyler on the front endpaper. Silver cloth, black spine lettering; illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. The volume is bumped at the spine ends. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, has edge wrinkles and shallow spine and corner chips. Bookseller Inventory # 16010729

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Title: William Wyler: The Authorized Biography

Publisher: Crowell

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: 1st.

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The authorized biography of the celebrated film director William Wyler, a giant in his craft, who directed such classics as Ben-Hur, Funny Girl, and Roman Holiday
 

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Axel Madsen authored twenty-two books, including sixteen biographies. His most notable works include an in-depth look at the life of a legendary fashion icon, Chanel: A Woman of Her Own, and an investigation of the relationship between Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy, Gloria and Joe: The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy. Madsen began his journalism career as a legman for columnist Art Buchwald in Paris, and later wrote one of the first books on television’s longest-running news magazine show, 60 Minutes: The Power and the Politics of America’s Most Popular TV News Show. As a 20th Century Fox publicist, he handled Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and George C. Scott, and was fired off Myra Breckinridge for siding with director Mike Sarne against producer Robert Fryer. His Hollywood biographies include the life stories of directors William Wyler, John Huston, and Barbara Stanwyck, as well as an examination of Golden Age Hollywood’s gay underground in The Sewing Circle. He wrote and produced the ITV documentary version of The Sewing Circle. Over the years, Madsen interviewed scores of movers and shakers, from legends like Goldwyn and Selznick to directors like Howard Hawks, Louis Milestone, and Rouben Mamoulian. Madsen died in 2007.

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