How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood 1941-1981

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Faber & Faber, Mar 4, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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From her days as a youthful minx at Metro Goldwyn Mayer to her post-studio reign as America's lustiest middle-aged movie queen, Taylor has defined the very essence of Hollywood stardom.

How to be a Movie Star is a different kind of book about Elizabeth Taylor: an intimate, up-close look at a girl who grew up with fame, who learned early-and well-how to be famous, and how that fame was used and constructed to carry her through more than sixty years of public life. Indeed, one might say Elizabeth went to school to learn how to be famous, her education courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer, the greatest, most glamorous movie studio of all time.

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This isn't a classic biography, full of weighty matters, but it's also not an adoring or trashy biography, though a bit gossipy. Starting with the viewpoint that Taylor invented how to be a ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

William J. Mann has written for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and other publications.
He is the author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine Hepburn. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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