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Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director

Authors: McGilligan, Patrick
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: BIO005000, PER004010, PER004040
ISBN: 9780062092342, Related ISBNs: 0062092340, 9780060731380, 9780062092342
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 576,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Award-winningfilm historian Patrick McGilligan follows hisacclaimed biographies of Alfred Hitchcock and Oscar Micheauxwith a revelatory look at the life of Nicholas Ray, the troubled director of Ina Lonely Place, We Can’t GoHome Again, and Rebel Without a Cause. McGilligancharts the cerebral struggles, astonishing adventures, and artistic triumphsthat defined Ray’s life, including his Hollywood collaborations with HumphreyBogart, Robert Mitchum, James Cagney, and James Dean;his love affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, ZsaZsa Gabor, and Gloria Grahame; his partnerships withactivist Abbie Hoffman, pornography starlet MarilynChambers, photographer Wim Wenders;and more. Celebrating, contextualizing, and examining  Ray’s life and work, McGilligandelivers a milestone of film history and offers a captivating look at one ofclassic cinema’s most colorful figures.
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