Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool - Peter Turner (Paperback)

A True Story

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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,

Product Details

Barcode
9781509860425
Department
Books
Released
31 Oct 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Peter Turner
Subtitle
A True Story
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Edition
New Edition
Language
English
Number of Pages
144
Dimensions
197 x 130 x 130mm (133g)

Annotation

The touching story of the last days of a Hollywood star, soon to be a major motion picture.

Summary

On 29 September 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 had no choice but to take her into his chaotic and often eccentric family's home in Liverpool.

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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
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
Memoirs
Dewey Classification
791.43028092
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Peter Turner is a Liverpool-born actor, writer and director. He joined the National Youth Theatre aged sixteen, working extensively in theatre, film and television.