Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool - Peter Turner (Paperback)
A True Story
- R 152
Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, and Vanessa Redgrave
The Golden Age of Hollywood, a young British actor, a love affair, and a tragedy, Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool is Peter Turner's touching memoir of the last days of Hollywood icon Gloria Grahame, the Oscar-winner best known for her portrayal of irresistible femme fatales in films such as The Big Heat, Oklahoma and The Bad and the Beautiful.
On September 29, 1981, Peter Turner received a phone call that would change his life. His former lover, Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame, had collapsed in a Lancaster hotel and was refusing medical attention. He took her into his chaotic and often eccentric family’s home in Liverpool to see her through her last days. Though their affair had ended years before, it was to him that she turned in her final hour of need.
Taking place over the course of three weeks in Turner’s larger-than-life working-class family home, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is an affectionate, moving, and wryly humorous memoir of friendship, love,
- 31 Oct 2017
- Supply Source
- Peter Turner
- A True Story
- Pan Macmillan
- New Edition
- Number of Pages
- 197 x 130 x 130mm (133g)
Liverpool born and bred, Turner had first set eyes on Grahame when he was a young actor, living in London. Best known for her portrayal of irresistible femme fatales in films such as The Big Heat, Oklahoma and The Bad and the Beautiful, for which she won an Oscar, Grahame electrified audiences with her steely expressions and heavy lidded eyes and the heroines she bought to life were often dark and dangerous. Turner and Grahame became firm friends and remained so ever after their love affair had ended. And it was to him she turned in her final hour of need.
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is an affectionate, moving and wryly humorous memoir of friendship, love and stardom.
- General Subject
- BISAC Subject 1
- Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
- BISAC Subject 2
- Art / Performance
- BISAC Subject 3
- Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
- BIC Classification 1
- Individual actors & performers
- BIC Classification 2
- Films, cinema
- BIC Classification 3
- Biography: arts & entertainment
- BIC Classification 4
- Dewey Classification
- General (US: Trade)