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James Stewart

A Biography
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James Stewart: A Biography by Marc Eliot
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Jimmy Stewart was one of Hollywood's nice guys, who enjoyed one of the longest screen careers in history, from "Murder Man" in 1935 to a "Lassie" film in 1981. His films were also remarkably wide-ranging, from heartwarming Frank Capra classics like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" through George Cukor's "The Philadelphia Story" to creepy Hitchcock masterworks like "Vertigo". His role in the comic film Harvey, about a man pursued by a giant invisible rabbit, he reprised on the London stage towards the end of his life. Marc Eliot's new biography is a superbly readable and comprehensively detailed account of Stewart's life and career, including notably a lengthy and fascinating account of his war service flying bombers for the US Air Force. He has obtained rare interviews from one of Stewart's daughters, from his "Vertigo" co-star Kim Novak, and from Frank Capra's son.

Author Biography

Marc Eliot has written over a dozen books, including the critically-acclaimed and award-winning biography Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince and the New York Times bestselling Erin Brockovitch autobiography Take It From Me. He divides his time between Los Angeles, New York City and upstate New York.
Release date Australia
September 1st, 2007
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
16pp b/w illustrations
Aurum Press Ltd
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