Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Buy Now $15.99
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
2Activity

Table Of Contents

SECOND SON
PANIC
“YOUNG ACTORS NEED FREEDOM”
BROADWAY PICNIC
THE MAN IN THE TOGA
ROCKY ROAD
THE END OF THE LONG HOT SUMMER
LEFT-HANDED
RALLYING
A HITCH IN PLANS
THE DIRECTOR’S HAT
BUTCH AND THEN SOME
GAMMA DELTA
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ENDNOTES
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
FILMOGRAPHY
INDEX
P. 1
Paul Newman: A Life, Updated

Paul Newman: A Life, Updated

Ratings:

3.0

(1)
|Views: 26 |Likes:
Published by RowmanLittlefield

More info:

Publish date: Sep 2009
Added to Scribd: May 09, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781589794382
List Price: $15.99 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
Buy the full version from:Amazon
See more
See less

07/16/2014

384

9781589794382

$15.99

USD

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 16 to 27 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 43 to 242 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 261 to 364 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 380 to 384 are not shown in this preview.

Activity (2)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
Publishers Weekly reviewed this
Already the recipient of substantial tabloid attention, this catty biography of Paul Newman is the sort of book for which the phrase "damning with faint praise" was created. Based on 40-year-old interviews, published accounts and information from "confidential sources," written in competent journalese by veteran film reporter Quirk (The Kennedys in Hollywood), the book begins by dismissing previous accounts of Newman for going too easy on him, "as if he were someone you didn't dare say anything bad about," and ends by scolding him for wanting to be "Paul Newman movie star, but only when he feels like it." In between comes a tendentious, shallow account of the actor's life and career that implies at every point that he is egotistical and untalented. To prove his critical independence, Quirk praises Newman's first film, the execrable Biblical epic The Silver Chalice, while claiming that Newman's performance in such films as The Hustler, Hud and The Sting were "not bad." Newman's second wife, the actress Joanne Woodward, comes off even worse. Quirk calls her "Miss Bitch," depicting her throughout as jealous, home-wrecking and hysterical. The book also hints, in the most leering manner possible, that Newman may be gay or bisexual, and that he has for years been in the grips of a "homosexual panic." Apart from some old stories by Gore Vidal and a couple of ancient Hollywood rumors, not a shred of real evidence is advanced for this claim, yet Quirk builds his book around it, walking right up to the edge of outing his subject. In any case, the book is a prurient, mean-spirited performance, one that will convince readers that Newman's desire for privacy is justified. Photos not seen by PW. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

1997-03-17, Publishers Weekly
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->